The Misunderstood Child, Fourth Edition: Understanding and Coping with Your Child's Learning Disabilities (Google eBook)

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Crown Publishing Group, Feb 10, 2010 - Family & Relationships - 448 pages
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The fully revised and updated must-have resource to help you become a supportive and assertive advocate for your child

In print for more than twenty years, The Misunderstood Child has become the go-to reference guide for families of children with learning disorders. This newly revised edition provides the latest research and new and updated content, including:

• How to identify and address specific disabilities, from dyslexia to sensory integration disorder

• New information on the genetics of learning disorders

• Expanded sections on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

• The most recent neurological discoveries about how the brain functions in children with learning disabilities

• Insights about other neurological disorders common among individuals with learning disabilities, such as anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, anger-control problems, depression, and tic disorders

• Resources, Web sites, and organizations that can aid the treatment process and offer support for both parent and child


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Contents

Your Task as a Parent
10
Nonmedication Treatment of AttentionDeficit
13
Basic Information to Understand
17
Learning Disabilities
39
Learning Disabilities Are Life Disabilities
62
The Evaluation Process
73
The Evaluation Procedures
83
Your Role in the Treatment of Learning Disabilities
103
The Regulatory Disorders
227
The Tic Disorders
236
Psychosocial Problems with Children Who Have
260
Psychosocial Problems with Adolescents Who Have
281
Family Reactions to the Child or Adolescent with
300
Social Skills Problems
323
Treatment for Emotionatl Social and Family
330
School Policies and Laws 361
360

The Adult with Learning Disabilities
127
The Gifted Student with Learning Disabilities
141
AttentionDeficitHyperactivity Disorder
149
AttentionDeficitHyperactivity Disorder
159
Treatment of Attenti0nDeficitHyperactivity Disorder
188
The Adult with AttentionDeficit Hyperactivity Disorder
214
Concluding Thoughts
385
Personal Thoughts
403
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About the author (2010)

Larry B. Silver, M.D., a child and adolescent psychiatrist, is clinical professor of psychiatry at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Prior to his current appointment, he was acting director and deputy director of the National Institute of Mental Health.


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