Search results for: written-expression-disorders

Written Expression Disorders

Author : N. Gregg
File Size : 27.78 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 634
Read : 1066
Download »
A critical review of the literature on written expression disorders of individuals with learning disabilities. The purpose of the book is to shed light on issues concerning definition, assessment and interaction for individuals with writing disorders. The integrated model of written expression offered draws on the work of cognitive psychology, neurolinguistics and sociolinguistics. The model illustrates the interrelationship between cognitive and affective processing networks that influence the selection and use of linguistics and information structures in producing a written text. Particularly noteworthy aspects of this book are: the emphasis on the role of writing in developing higher mental functions (other texts on writing disorders have placed greater emphasis on lower-order aspects); not only the addition and integration of the sociolinguistic dimension into the model of writing but also the inclusion of guidelines for assessing this dimension; specification of needed research in which both populations and tasks have been carefully defined; and, finally, notice of the importance of a continuum for defining, assessing and treating each component of written expression. This state-of-the-art work on disorders of writing is of interest to both researchers and clinicians concerned with written expression disorders in children and/or adults.

ADHD Comorbidities

Author : Thomas E. Brown
File Size : 76.31 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 616
Read : 994
Download »
The only book that covers the multiple ways in which ADHD is complicated by other psychiatric and learning disorders in both children and adults, ADHD Comorbidities: Handbook for ADHD Complications in Children and Adults features comprehensive, research-based information on ADHD and its full range of coexisting syndromes. Contributing researcher-clinicians, familiar with the complications that additional disorders pose, summarize in accessible language what is currently known about ADHD and its comorbidities, from preschool age to adulthood. These authors describe how ADHD leads to different profiles at different stages of development and how to adjust treatment strategies for both ADHD and additional disorders to reduce the impairments resulting from their combination. The book offers a new paradigm for understanding ADHD, viewing it not as a simple behavior disorder but as a complex developmental impairment of executive functions in the brain. This important handbook gives developmental context to ADHD by describing how symptoms at preschool onset differ from those of older age at onset. Clinicians will find practical help for patients whose ADHD appears in conjunction with 11 other syndromes -- from mood disorders to developmental coordination disorder -- and acquire valuable guidance on adapting and adjusting medications and other interventions to optimize treatment effects for the wide diversity of complex cases that embody ADHD.

Kaplan and Sadock s Concise Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Author : Benjamin J. Sadock
File Size : 22.21 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 350
Read : 306
Download »
This book presents updated clinical material on child and adolescent psychiatry from the best-selling Kaplan and Sadock's Synopsis of Psychiatry, Tenth Edition. Coverage includes clinically relevant information on normal and abnormal development; examination; neuroimaging; learning, communication and behavioral disorders; adolescent substance abuse; forensic issues; and the spectrum of psychiatric problems such as depression and bipolar disorders. Treatment chapters include a broad range of psychopharmacotherapeutic and psychotherapeutic techniques, and the many controversies related to appropriate use of medication in children are addressed. The book is DSM-IV-TR compatible and replete with case studies and tables, including DSM-IV-TR tables.

The Encyclopedia of Learning Disabilities

Author : Carol Turkington
File Size : 60.47 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 577
Read : 1068
Download »
A complete reference to all types of learning disabilities.

Kaplan Sadock s Concise Textbook of Clinical Psychiatry

Author : Benjamin J. Sadock
File Size : 42.74 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 882
Read : 537
Download »
Ideal for any student or health care professional who needs an authoritative text that is sharply focused on clinical psychiatry, this book contains the most relevant clinical material from the bestselling "Kaplan and Sadock's Synopsis of Psychiatry, 10th Edition" and includes updated information on recently introduced psychiatric drugs.

Written Expression Disorders

Author : N. Gregg
File Size : 76.81 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 722
Read : 351
Download »
A critical review of the literature on written expression disorders of individuals with learning disabilities. The purpose of the book is to shed light on issues concerning definition, assessment and interaction for individuals with writing disorders. The integrated model of written expression offered draws on the work of cognitive psychology, neurolinguistics and sociolinguistics. The model illustrates the interrelationship between cognitive and affective processing networks that influence the selection and use of linguistics and information structures in producing a written text. Particularly noteworthy aspects of this book are: the emphasis on the role of writing in developing higher mental functions (other texts on writing disorders have placed greater emphasis on lower-order aspects); not only the addition and integration of the sociolinguistic dimension into the model of writing but also the inclusion of guidelines for assessing this dimension; specification of needed research in which both populations and tasks have been carefully defined; and, finally, notice of the importance of a continuum for defining, assessing and treating each component of written expression. This state-of-the-art work on disorders of writing is of interest to both researchers and clinicians concerned with written expression disorders in children and/or adults.

Developmental Neuropsychiatry

Author : James C. Harris
File Size : 33.29 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 410
Read : 251
Download »
James Harris's two volume work on developmental neuropsychiatry sets the agenda for this emerging clinical specialty. Written by an individual with the developmental expertise of a pediatrician, the behavioral sophistication of an adult and child psychiatrist, and a deep appreciation of neuroscience, these two books offer an integrated yet comprehensive approach to developmental neuropsychiatry. Grounded in neuroscience but enriched by clinical realities, Volume II provides a comprehensive review of the developmental neuropsychiatric disorders. Throughout the text current DSM-IV diagnostic criteria are provided. Part I outlines the diagnostic process and the genetic history, provides details on the conduct of neuropsychological testing, and offers a detailed review of brain imaging techniques, moving from CT and MRI scanning to the most recent developments in functional MRI and PET scanning. Part II discusses mental retardation, cerebral palsy, the learning disorders, the pervasive developmental disorders, and traumatic brain injury. Part III describes behavioral phenotypes in cytogenetic and other genetic disorders, genetic metabolic disorders, and disorders that result from gestational substance abuse. Part IV is devoted to developmental psychopathology and includes Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity disorder, schizophrenia, Tourette's disorder, sleep disorders, and the syndromes of aggression and self-injury primarily occurring in mentally retarded persons. Part V covers treatment and includes detailed descriptions of psychotherapy, behavior therapy, pharmacological interventions, genetic counseling, and gene therapy. Finally, Part VI deals with legal and ethical issues as they pertain to developmentally disabled persons.

Assessment of Neuropsychological Functions in Psychiatric Disorders

Author : Avraham Calev
File Size : 72.39 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 915
Read : 1317
Download »
Assessment of Neuropsychological Functions in Psychiatric Disorders covers findings on all major psychiatric disorders. This book looks at neuropsychological assessment, phenomenology, and rehabilitation of psychiatric patients.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Author : Keith Cheng
File Size : 37.89 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 899
Read : 795
Download »
"Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: The Essentials, Second Edition presents comprehensive yet practical information about psychiatric problems in children and adolescents that can be used in a wide variety of clinical settings. Written by both psychiatrists and primary care providers, this concise and readable text is divided into four sections on evaluation, specific disorders, special issues, and treatment. Clinical case studies reinforce the major points in each chapter and tables present at-a-glance information on psychotropic drugs for various disorders. This edition has fifty percent new contributing authors, more information on evaluating polypharmaceutic approaches, and new chapters on fetal alcohol syndrome, nutritional psychiatry, and evidence-based psychotherapies"--Provided by publisher.

Current Management in Child Neurology

Author : Bernard L. Maria
File Size : 56.75 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 543
Read : 619
Download »
One in ten children seen in primary care practice and 25% of hospitalized children appear with a neurologic complaint. The fourth edition of Current Management in Child Neurology provides succinct reviews in the form of superb "how-to" chapters on the most common neurological complaints and pathologic conditions seen in pediatric practice. This volume provides clinicians with a state-of-the-art "toolbox" for diagnosis and treatment of the most commonly presented neurologic disorders and dysfunctions in children, including headache, seizures and epilepsy, neurobehavioral disorders, school readiness, developmental delay, trauma, meningitis and encephalitis, injury to the preterm and term brains, and status epilepticus. Chapters new to the 4th edition include information on a range of other conditions such as microcephaly, neurodegenerative disorders, chromosomal disorders, epilepsy in adolescence, epileptic encephalopathy, pediatric neurotransmitter disorders, and tropical child neurology as well as current approaches to neonatal or infantile facial dysmorphism and congenital muscular dystrophies. The 4th edition of Current Management in Child Neurology has 111 chapters organized into three sections: Clinical Practice Trends, The Office Visit, and The Hospitalized Child. Each of the sections contains carefully selected readings and Web resources for practitioners and patients who seek relevant information on topics addressed in the book's chapters. Since the third edition, online resources have increased exponentially, and Current Management in Child Neurology directs its readers to the most high-quality information available.