Learning Disabilities and Brain Function: A Neuropsychological Approach

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Springer Science & Business Media, 1994 - Psychology - 594 pages
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The present edition of this book is a revision and expansion of the first two editions which appeared in 1980 and 1985, and in German translation in 1991. More than half of the present volume includes new material, and what has been retained from the former editions has been largely rewritten and updated with new research findings. A completely new chapter has been added on "Attention Deficit Disorder. " The author of the earlier editions (W.H.G.) has been joined by a coauthor (D.E.), and their combined elementary, high school, and university teaching and clinical experience totals approximately seventy-five years. Both of us have directed our professional en ergies to understanding the puzzle of human learning, especially academic learning, of those students who, despite apparently nor mal intelligence and opportunity, have varying degrees of difficulty in acquiring ideas and skills that are easily mastered by others. Until about fifty years ago there was a common tendency to equate academic success with intelligence, and those students who could not meet the demands of the prescribed program were usually required to repeat the same grade with a repetition of the same discouraging treatment that had been unsuccessful the first time.
  

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Contents

Background and Assessment
1
The Nervous System and Learning
45
Clinical Addendum
90
What the Teacher Can Do
98
Neuropsychological Tests
106
Frontal Lobes
112
Temporal Lobes
121
Parietal Lobes
130
Clinical Addendum
240
Clinical Classifications of Handedness
248
Language Development Aphasia and Dyslexia
304
Clinical Addendum
384
The Neuropsychological Basis of Problems in Writing
390
Dysgraphia and Aphasia
401
Arithmetic
415
Arithmetical Aptitude Nonverbal Learning and Social
423

Environment Learning and the Brain
140
A Cautionary Note to the School Psychologist
148
Clinical Addendum
169
Summary Comment
175
Clinical Addendum
197
Hemispheric Specialization Handedness and Laterality
210
Remediation Therapy and the Learning Disabled Child
433
Postscript
473
Neuropsychological Tests
484
References
499
Index of Names
573
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