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

by Larry B. MD Silver

PUBLISHED: 27th June 2006
ISBN: 9780307338631
ANNOTATION:
Revised to include the latest medical and educational research and resources this is the definitive guide to understanding learning disabilities as well as the often-related Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
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PUBLISHED: 27th June 2006
ISBN: 9780307338631
ANNOTATION:
Revised to include the latest medical and educational research and resources this is the definitive guide to understanding learning disabilities as well as the often-related Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Annotation

Revised to include the latest medical and educational research and resources this is the definitive guide to understanding learning disabilities as well as the often-related Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Publisher Description

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

Author Biography

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.

Review

"Well-organized, concise, valuable, and timely." --Library Journal "The book is particularly sensitive to the problems of the adolescent. . . . Indeed, the book is a personal document because Dr. Larry Silver, a child psychiatrist who was learning-disabled as a child, shares some of his own experiences." --Children Today

Product Details

Short Title
MISUNDERSTOOD CHILD 4/E
Pages
432
Publisher
Three Rivers Press (CA)
Language
English
Edition
4th
ISBN-10
0307338630
ISBN-13
9780307338631
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Illustrations
Yes
Year
2006
Publication Date
2006-06-30
Subtitle
Understanding and Coping with Your Child's Learning Disabilities
Country of Publication
United States
Author
Larry B. MD Silver
Residence
DC, US
Audience
General/Trade