A complete reference to all types of learning disabilitiestheir symptoms, causes, and treatments.
The Encyclopedia of Learning Disabilities, Second Edition is a comprehensive guide to all types of learning disabilities, including how they function, how they can be diagnosed, and how they can be treated. Today, learning disabilities are becoming more and more common. With more than 650 entries, 25 of which are new, this thoroughly revised and updated volume explains all the relevant topics from special legislation to educational tools to child development. Appendixes listing important organizations, government information, sources, assistive technology resources, and relevant books and Web sites make this the most comprehensive handy reference on learning disabilities available.
New and revised entries include:
- Adaptive skills
- Assistive technology
- Bipolar disorder
- Child disintegrative disorder
- Early childhood assessment
- Fetal alcohol syndrome
- Landau-Kleffner Syndrome
- Nonverbal learning disabilities
- Spasmodic dysphonia
- Traumatic brain injury
- Williams Syndrome.
Index. Appendixes. Bibliography. Glossary. Cross-references.
About the Author(s)
Carol Turkington is a medical writer with a degree in journalism and 25 years of professional experience, including three years as medical writer/editor at Duke University Medical Center/Comprehensive Cancer Center. She is also a former educational consultant to the national office of the American Red Cross. Her many books for Facts On File include The Encyclopedia of the Brain and Brain Disorders, Second Edition; The Encyclopedia of Deafness and Hearing Disorders, Second Edition; The Encyclopedia of Memory and Memory Disorders, Second Edition; The Encyclopedia of Infectious Diseases, Second Edition; and The Encyclopedia of Children's Health and Wellness.
Joseph R. Harris, Ph.D., has extensive post-doctoral training in pediatric neuropsychology and learning disabilities, and has worked as a school district psychologist, special education director, psychological researcher, child and adolescent psychotherapist, crisis intervention specialist and behavior management consultant for more than 30 years. He is also currently an adjunct professor at Converse College and owns Foothills Behavioral Consulting in Spartanburg, SC, where he serves as primary child, adolescent and school psychologist/neuropsychologist. He lives in South Carolina.