The Misunderstood Child: Understanding and Coping with Your Child's Learning Disabilities

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Three Rivers Press, 2006 - Family & Relationships - 432 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

Preface to the Fourth Edition
3
Your Task as a Parent
10
Basic Information to Understand
17
Learning Disabilities
39
Learning Disabilities Are Life Disabilities 62
67
The Evaluation Process
78
The Evaluation Procedures
88
Your Role in the Treatment of Learning Disabilities
108
The Adult with AttentionDelicit Hvpernctivity Disorder
214
The Related Disorders
225
The Tic Disorders
238
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 Emotional Social and Family
330

The Adult with Learning Disabilities
132
The Gifted Student with Learning Disabilities
146
AttentionDeficitHyperactivity Disorder
153
The Diagnosis of AttentionDeficitHyperactivity
162
Treatment of AltentionDeficitHyperactivity Disorder
180
School Policies and Laws 361
PART VII
Personal Thoughts 403
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About the author (2006)

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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