Treating NVLD in Children

Professional Collaborations for Positive Outcomes
Author: Jessica Broitman,John M. Davis
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461461790
Category: Psychology
Page: 366
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Children with nonverbal learning disabilities (NVLD) have needs that can take many forms and may, over time, require consultation and collaboration with professionals from several fields. Given that multiple specialists may be involved in working with children with NVLD – as well as the array of treatment variables – even seasoned practitioners may find themselves in confusing situations. Treating NVLD in Children takes a developmental view of how the problems and needs of young people with nonverbal learning disabilities evolve and offers a concise guide for professionals who are likely to contribute to treatment. Expert practitioners across specialties in psychology, education, and rehabilitative therapy explain their roles in treatment, the decisions they are called on to make, and their interactions with other professionals. Collaborative interventions and teamwork are emphasized, as are transitions to higher learning, employment, and the adult world. Among the book’s key features are: A new four-subtype model of NVLD, with supporting research. A brief guide to assessment, transmitting results, and treatment planning. Chapters detailing the work of psychologists, therapists, coaches, and others in helping children with NVLD. Material specific to improving reading, writing, and mathematics. Overview of issues in emotional competency and independent living. An instructive personal account of growing up with NVLD. Treating NVLD in Children: Professional Collaborations for Positive Outcomes is a key resource for a wide range of professionals working with children, including school and clinical child psychologists; educational psychologists and therapists; pediatricians; social workers and school counselors; speech and language therapists; child and adolescent psychiatrists; and marriage and family therapists.

Nonverbal Learning Disabilities in Children

Bridging the Gap Between Science and Practice
Author: John M. Davis,Jessica Broitman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441982131
Category: Psychology
Page: 128
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Although it has yet to be recognized by the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM), nonverbal learning disabilities (NVLD) in children are a growing concern. NVLD are receiving increased attention from researchers as well as from clinicians encountering these conditions in their young clients. At the same time, reliable information on effective interventions for NVLD has lagged behind this interest. Nonverbal Learning Disabilities in Children: Bridging the Gap Between Science and Practice offers a well-rounded understanding of NVLD, placing it within the context of other developmental disorders, most notably high-functioning autism and Asperger’s syndrome. The most current genetic, environmental, and neurobiological theories of and research into the causes of NVLD (e.g., the “white matter model”), in-depth diagnostic methods, and quality interventions are examined. Using an evidence-based approach, this groundbreaking volume: Conceptualizes NVLD as a disorder with subtypes. Differentiates between diagnostic criteria for NVLD and Asperger’s Syndrome. Analyzes the co-occurrence of NVLD with other developmental disabilities and psychological disorders. Provides a comprehensive psychoeducational assessment model. Describes efficacious treatments and supports their empirical validation. Offers guidelines for sustaining treatment gains through effective collaboration of school personnel and family members. Nonverbal Learning Disabilities in Children is a must-have reference for researchers, practitioners, and graduate students in school and clinical child psychology, education, speech-language therapy, and other disciplines and professions involved in identifying and treating children with NVLD.

Medical and Educational Perspectives on Nonverbal Learning Disability in Children and Young Adults


Author: Barbara Rissman
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466695404
Category: Education
Page: 404
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A Nonverbal Learning Disability (NLD) is a serious and complex developmental disability that persists into adulthood. Children and young adults affected face many difficulties not experienced by those with a language-based learning disability. Diagnosis of NLD is often difficult because fluent speech usually coexists with functional deficits that, if not identified and managed, can adversely affect developmental and educational achievement, and the young personâe(tm)s social and emotional well-being through the lifespan. Medical and Educational Perspectives on Nonverbal Learning Disability in Children and Young Adults is a comprehensive reference source for emerging research into the identification and diagnosis of a Nonverbal Learning Disability (NLD), as well as intervention for those affected. Featuring in-depth coverage of a variety of topics relating to NLD indicators, the disabilityâe(tm)s manifestation over time, and the dilemmas faced by caregivers and professionals, this publication is a critical resource for educators, medical professionals, allied health professionals, and disability service providers whose role includes advocacy and provision of appropriate support for those affected.

The Massachusetts General Hospital Guide to Learning Disabilities

Assessing Learning Needs of Children and Adolescents
Author: H. Kent Wilson,Ellen B. Braaten
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319986430
Category: Medical
Page: 267
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This book connects experts in the field of child assessment to provide child psychiatrists with knowledge in evaluation and educational programming. The book provides a review of the latest science behind: common learning disabilities, including etiology and guidelines for assessment/diagnosis; neurodevelopmental disorders, like learning disabilities, ADHD; psychiatric disorders in childhood such as mood and anxiety disorders; and impact learning and development protocols. The Massachusetts General Hospital Guide to Learning Disabilities evaluates the interventions that are effective in addressing these learning challenges in the context of multiple factors in a way that no other current text does. Special topics such as special education law and managing the needs of transitional age youth allow psychiatrists to support their patients’ and their families as they navigate the system. By offering a better understanding the learning needs of their patients, this texts gives readers the tools to consult with families and educators regarding how to address the learning needs of their patients at school and in other settings. The Massachusetts General Hospital Guide to Learning Disabilities is a vital took for child psychiatrists, students, assessment professionals, and other professionals studying or working with children suffering from learning disabilities.

Special and Gifted Education: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522500359
Category: Education
Page: 2429
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Diverse learners with exceptional needs require a specialized curriculum that will help them to develop socially and intellectually in a way that traditional pedagogical practice is unable to fulfill. As educational technologies and theoretical approaches to learning continue to advance, so do the opportunities for exceptional children. Special and Gifted Education: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is an exhaustive compilation of emerging research, theoretical concepts, and real-world examples of the ways in which the education of special needs and exceptional children is evolving. Emphasizing pedagogical innovation and new ways of looking at contemporary educational practice, this multi-volume reference work is ideal for inclusion in academic libraries for use by pre-service and in-service teachers, graduate-level students, researchers, and educational software designers and developers.

Pediatric Rehabilitation

Principles & Practices, Fourth Edition
Author: Michael A. Alexander, MD,Dennis J. Matthews, MD
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
ISBN: 1935281658
Category: Medical
Page: 260
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A Doody's Core Title 2012 Thoroughly updated and expanded, the new edition of the classic comprehensive reference on pediatric rehabilitation brings together specialists from the various wings of the pediatric rehabilitation community. This market-leading text covers everything from basic examination and psychological assessment to electrodiagnosis, therapeutic exercise, orthotics and assistive devices, and in-depth clinical management of the full range of childhood disabilities and injuries. Features include: Expanded new edition of Dr. Gabriella Molnars pioneering pediatric rehabilitation text Comprehensive coverage of all areas, with up-to-date information on therapy, exercise physiology, CAM, cancer, obesity, and joint replacement Clinical emphasis throughout Multi-specialty expert authorship

Handbook of Pediatric Neuropsychology


Author: Andrew S. Davis, PhD,Rik Carl D'Amato
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826157379
Category: Psychology
Page: 1400
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ìBy far, the most comprehensive and detailed coverage of pediatric neuropsychology available in a single book today, Davis provides coverage of basic principles of pediatric neuropsychology, but overall the work highlights applications to daily practice and special problems encountered by the pediatric neuropsychologist.î Cecil R. Reynolds, PhD Texas A&M University "The breadth and depth of this body of work is impressive. Chapters written by some of the best researchers and authors in the field of pediatric neuropsychology address every possible perspective on brain-behavior relationships culminating in an encyclopedic textÖ. This [book] reflects how far and wide pediatric neuropsychology has come in the past 20 years and the promise of how far it will go in the next." Elaine Fletcher-Janzen, EdD, NCSP, ABPdN The Chicago School of Professional Psychology "...it would be hard to imagine a clinical situation in pediatric neuropsychology in whichthis book would fail as a valuable resource."--Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology "I believe there is much to recommend this hefty volume. It is a solid reference that I can see appreciating as a resource as I update my training bibliography."--Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society This landmark reference covers all aspects of pediatric neuropsychology from a research-based perspective, while presenting an applied focus with practical suggestions and guidelines for clinical practice. Useful both as a training manual for graduate students and as a comprehensive reference for experienced practitioners, it is an essential resource for those dealing with a pediatric population. This handbook provides an extensive overview of the most common medical conditions that neuropsychologists encounter while dealing with pediatric populations. It also discusses school-based issues such as special education law, consulting with school staff, and reintegrating children back into mainstream schools. It contains over 100 well-respected authors who are leading researchers in their respective fields. Additionally, each of the 95 chapters includes an up-to-date review of available research, resulting in the most comprehensive text on pediatric neuropsychology available in a single volume. Key Features: Provides thorough information on understanding functional neuroanatomy and development, and on using functional neuroimaging Highlights clinical practice issues, such as legal and ethical decision-making, dealing with child abuse and neglect, and working with school staff Describes a variety of professional issues that neuropsychologists must confront during their daily practice, such as ethics, multiculturalism, child abuse, forensics, and psychopharmacology

Nonverbal Learning Disabilities

A Clinical Perspective
Author: Joseph Palombo
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9780393704785
Category: Psychology
Page: 321
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A nonverbal learning disability (NLD) is a developmental disorder that impairs a person's capacity to perceive, express, and understand nonverbal (nonlinguistic) signs. The dysfunctions affect behaviors, social interactions, perceptions and feelings regarding oneself and others, and emerging personality patterns. NLD constrains an individual's capacity to function in a wide variety of domains, including the academic, social, emotional, and vocational. Parents and clinicians often have difficulty understanding and helping children and adolescents who are simultaneously cherished and whose functioning is hampered by the condition. Based on current neurobehavioral research, this book brings together perspectives drawn from the three major domains of knowledge about NLD--neurobehavioral, social, and intrapersonal. From the neurobehavioral perspective, Palombo provides a research-based phenomenological description of the NLD child's symptoms. From the social perspective, he presents the child's social context and how that contributes (in positive and negative ways) to the child's skills and deficits. From the intrapersonal perspective, he introduces the concept of mindsharing as basic to understand the development of the sense of self in children with NLD. In Part I, readers are introduced to NLD as it presents in the clinic with a review of the etiology and symptomatology of the syndrome reflected in a case study. The author then goes on to describe the neurobehavioral profile of NLD (including its psychological and social dimensions). In Part II the social perspective and intrapersonal aspect of NLD are considered. Palombo describes the impact of the syndrome on social functioning, social communication, and emotional functioning. At the close of this part, readers find a clear articulation of the four NLD subtypes. The intrapersonal area is addressed in Part III where Palombo presents the concept of mindsharing--i.e., the ability of one person to both know and feel what another person is experiencing. Because they lack a capacity for mindsharing, children and adolescents affected by the syndrome often fail not only a social and emotional connection with others but also experience a lack of cohesion in their own sense of self. Finally, in Part IV, Palombo presents a therapeutic approach to working with youth with NLD. Drawing together the various clinical insights from earlier in the book, these last chapters synthesize the material and highlight the most important aspects so as to best guide the treatment of children and adolescents. Addressed to clinicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, and other psychotherapists, this book is a fund of knowledge and clinical wisdom for working with youth with NLD. It offers an overarching paradigm relevant to all professionals and parents alike as they care for effected children and adolescents.

Different Learners

Identifying, Preventing, and Treating Your Child's Learning Problems
Author: Jane M. Healy
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416556427
Category: Education
Page: 416
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Explains a range of learning disorders, including ADHD, dyslexia, and Asperger's syndrome, and examines ways of identifying problems early and taking appropriate remedial action at home, at school, and in the community.

Overcoming Dyslexia in Children, Adolescent, and Adults


Author: Dale R. Jordan
Publisher: Pro Ed
ISBN: 9780890798799
Category: Education
Page: 417
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Jordan's book is a valuable tool for those who work with and educate individuals with dyslexia. Now in its third edition, Overcoming Dyslexia in Children, Adolescents, and Adults tells the story of dyslexia in a positive, hopeful way. Overcoming Dyslexia leads the reader through simple, clear descriptions of the learning and social patterns of students who are dyslexic. The book summarizes in easy-to-understand language what science knows today about the causes of the different forms of dyslexia. All forms of dyslexia are described in detail. Illustrations of how dyslexia impacts classroom learning, social behavior, emotional maturity, job performance, and personal development are also provided. Chapter 1 summarizes remarkable new information about how genetic codes determine brain development and how differences in brain structure cause dyslexia. Chapter 2 explains the perceptual and emotional nature of dyslexia. Chapter 3 describes the problems of poor central vision for reading and attention deficit disorders that often exist beneath the surface of dyslexia. Chapters 4 through 6 describe the four most common subtypes of this learning difference: visual dyslexia, auditory dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia. Chapter 7 describes the emotions, feelings, and moods that trip up struggling learners with failure and low self-confidence. Chapter 8 tells about the nonverbal learning disabilities and social-emotional learning disabilities that often accompany dyslexia. Chapter 8 also presents strategies for developing effective social skills and learning to live independently. Chapter 9 tells dynamic victory stories of how eight prominent adults overcame dyslexic challenges in their lives. Finally, the appendices provide assessment techniques to help teachers and parents identify types of dyslexia, attention deficits, and other kinds of differences that make classroom learning and social success difficult for 20% of our population.

Neurology in Clinical Practice: The neurological disorders


Author: Walter George Bradley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Medical
Page: 2413
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Covers the most common neurological problems, as well as neurological subspecialities, related disciplines, and relevant laboratory investigations. Includes general principles of management of patients with neurological problems. The second volume covers individual neurological diseases, emphasizing diagnosis and treatment.

Social Competence in Children


Author: Margaret Semrud-Clikeman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387713663
Category: Psychology
Page: 300
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In this book, readers will discover a developmental view of social functioning in children at different stages. Chapters are based in transactional theory in that the environment plays a role in the development of social competence skills as well as the biological contributions the child brings to his/her experiences. The familial and school contributions to social understanding are discussed in this volume.

Persönlichkeitsstörungen bei Kindern und Jugendlichen


Author: Paulina F. Kernberg,Alan S. Weiner,Karen K. Bardenstein
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 9783608943238
Category:
Page: 323
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Inhaltsübersicht: Vorwort, 1. Entwicklungsperspektive, 2. Erfassen von Persönlichkeitsstörungen bei Kindern und Jugendlichen, 3. Die neurotische Persönlichkeitsstruktur, 4. Die Borderline-Persönlichkeitsorganisation, 5. Die psychotische Persönlichkeitsorganisation, 6. Spezielle Probleme und Forschungsperspektiven, Literatur, Autorenregister, Sachregister.

Capute & Accardo's Neurodevelopmental Disabilities in Infancy and Childhood: Neurodevelopmental diagnosis and treatment


Author: Pasquale J. Accardo,Arnold J. Capute
Publisher: Brookes Pub
ISBN: 9781557667564
Category: Medical
Page: 822
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The first of two volumes comprising the third edition of the core text for certification in neurodevelopmental disabilities in pediatrics, this definitive resource prepares future clinicians to skillfully assess and treat a range of neurodevelopmental dis

The Child Clinician's Handbook


Author: William G. Kronenberger,Robert G. Meyer
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: N.A
Category: Medical
Page: 557
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A practical, clinical resource that shows practitioners how to assess and treat childhood mental disorders in an office or hospital setting. This book focuses on the diagnosis, evaluation, testing, and treatment of childhood mental disorders, integrating major advances in theory and research. A unified organizational structure for each major disorder presents descriptions of the disorder, sample assessments, and treatment sections, resulting in a practical text and professional reference. For child psychologists.

Neurology in clinical practice


Author: Walter G. Bradley,Robert B. Daroff,Gerald M. Fenichel,Joseph Jankovic
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann Medical
ISBN: 9780750674690
Category: Nervous system
Page: 1070
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This multimedia package includes the New Edition of the textbook plus online access to a searchable version of the text, content updates, and more at www.nicp.com. A distinguished team of experts provides comprehensive guidance on neurological care, from diagnosing the cause of a particular problem using neuroimaging, electrophysiology, and other methods of investigation to understanding the underlying pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of diseases and disorders, and planning the appropriate treatment. Textbook: Includes brand-new coverage of mitochondriopathies · channelopathies · endovascular therapy · neurologic complications of pediatric HIV and AIDS · and much more. Features contributions from more than 150 new authorsensuring that the most advanced and innovative clinical perspectives continue to be well represented. Website (www.nicp.com): Presents the entire contents of the textbook in an easily searchable format. Provides ongoing access to the most recent developments with continuous content updates. Offers additional video clips and full-color photographs. Makes further research easy with links to related resources and abstracts for many of its references. Your purchase entitles you to access the web site until the next edition is published, or until the current edition is no longer offered for sale by Elsevier, whichever occurs first. If the next edition is published less than one year after your purchase, you will be entitled to online access for one year from your date of purchase. Elsevier reserves the right to offer a suitable replacement product (such as a downloadable or CD-ROM-based electronic version) should access to the web site be discontinued.

Childhood Disorders Diagnostic Desk Reference


Author: Elaine Fletcher-Janzen,Cecil R. Reynolds
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: N.A
Category: Psychology
Page: 720
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The Childhood Disorders Diagnostic Desk Reference provides detailed information on the identification, prevalence, treatment, and ramifications of hundreds of childhood disorders. Written in nonmedical terms, this go-to reference presents in a single source the critical information you need to refer an affected child to a qualified physician or other specialist, hold a conference with the child's caregivers, and appropriately tailor an educational experience to fit the child's abilities. Spanning the pediatric medical, psychiatric, and educational fields, the range of disorders and diseases covered includes rare disorders coupled with hard-to-find information regarding more frequently encountered childhood disorders. Each of the nearly 700 entries provides: A definition of the disorder Special education concerns Incidence and prevalence rates Prognosis and future research Characteristics of the disorder References Treatment methods Complete with both an extensive symptom index and resources for further investigation, Childhood Disorders Diagnostic Desk Reference is the ideal volume for administrators, educators, social workers, and mental health professionals working in schools.

Specific Learning Disabilities


Author: Yitzchak Frank
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199342040
Category: Medical
Page: 304
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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), the clinical 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 neurological anatomy 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 importance of 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 a number 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 the future, 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.