Specific Learning Disabilities

Paperback | July 9, 2014

byYitzchak Frank

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This book is a concise but comprehensive review of Specific Learning Disabilities, with a special attention to the biology of these diverse conditions. The reader will get a review of most aspects of SLD, including the different clinical syndromes (mostly dyslexia and dyscalculia), theclinical manifestations and the therapeutic approaches. It is unique in the proportion of its content dedicated to the biological aspects of SLD. It attempts to assemble and present the biological knowledge which has been accumulated on these conditions. This knowledge includes the neurologicalanatomy of dyslexia and dyscalculia, demonstrated with the help of modern neuro-imaging studies, and the physiology and the genetics of these conditions, again demonstrated by recently available technologies. These new technologies produced major discoveries related to SLD including the importanceof phonological processing in reading, the presence of "number center" in the brain, and the rain networks involved in reading. We recognize that many dyslexic subjects have a deficit in aspects of language processing, specifically phonological processing; that dyscalculia can be the result of anumber of distinct cognitive impairments, and that the basic underlying deficit in many cases of SLD may be a genetic variation. The same new biological investigative techniques can, like never before, measure the outcome of therapeutic techniques and learning methods. Such measurements will, in thefuture, be the "gold standard" in assessing the efficacy of different methods of classroom teaching in regular and different learners.Last, unlike many other publications on SLD, this book discusses the relatively unrecognized emotional aspects of SLD, and the sometime devastating effects that these conditions have on the life of affected subjects and their families, in and out of the classroom.

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This book is a concise but comprehensive review of Specific Learning Disabilities, with a special attention to the biology of these diverse conditions. The reader will get a review of most aspects of SLD, including the different clinical syndromes (mostly dyslexia and dyscalculia), theclinical manifestations and the therapeutic approac...

Yitzchak Frank, MD, is Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at Mount Sinai Medical School in New York.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:July 9, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199862958

ISBN - 13:9780199862955

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Learning Disabilities: Definitions and Facts2. Neuropsychology Abnormalities Underlying Specific Learning Disabilities3. Biological Theories of Specific learning disabilities4. Brain Correaltes of Learning5. Neuroanatomy of Specific Learning Disabilities I6. Neuroanatomy of Specific Learning Disabilities II7. Neuroanatomy of Specific Learning Disabilities III8. Neuroanatomy of Specific Learning Disabilities IV9. Neuroanatomy of Specific Learning Disabilities V10. Neurophysiological Studies of SLD The Genetics of learning Disabilities11. Genetics of SLD12. Dyscalculia13. Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities14. Not Only Learning Disabilities15. The Diagnostic Process16. Treatment and Outcome of Specific Learning Disabilities17. Conclusions