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Learning Disabilities

Sandro Misciagna

Belcolle Hospital


LD Development LD Neurology Dyslexia ADHD Anxiety Depression Autism Cognitive Deficits Behavioral Deficits Neuroanatomy Educational Plans LD Treatment

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Learning disabilities (LD) consist of impairment in one or more different cognitive domains such as using written or spoken language, reading, math understanding, information processing, memory, meaning that the abilities that are lower than expected for the individual’s measured intelligence and age.
Learning disabilities affect approximately 10% of children in the United States. 40.7% of that children have learning disabilities in language, reading, math information processing or memory.
Speech and language impairments affect 18.5% of children. Dyslexia is the most common disability affecting up to 80% of that children, mental retardation 7.4% while emotional disturbance that prevent learning are present in 6.4% of children with speech and language impairments.
Other cognitive deficits that can cause learning disabilities consist of attention deficits and hyperactivity disorders (ADHD) or other mental and psychological disorders such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders and obsessive compulsive disorders.
This book aims to increase knowledge on learning disabilities and understanding of the behavior of children with cognitive disabilities.
The topics of the book will include neurobiological bases and diagnostic tools for a comprehensive assessment of children with learning disabilities regarding neuropsychological, psychological, behavioral and psychoeducational point of views. Recent studies and evidence-based guidelines for the intervention and strategy of treatment of learning disabilities will also be discussed in the book.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: September 18th 2019

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Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

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Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: December 8th 2019

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Review results due: February 26th 2020

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Expected publication date: April 26th 2020

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About the editor

Sandro Misciagna

Belcolle Hospital

Doctor Sandro Misciagna, was born on March 15, 1969 in Italy. He received degree in medicine in 1995 and in neurology in 1999 at Catholic University in Rome. From 1993 to 1995 he attended research laboratory involving in cerebellar functions in mice. From 1994 to 2003 he attended Neuropsychological department of Catholic University in Rome involving in human cognitive and behavioural disorders writing various publications and book chapters. From 2001 to 2003 he was teacher of clinical neuropsychology, clinical neurology and cognitive rehabilitation mainly at Catholic University. In 2003 he took PhD in Neuroscience at Catholic University in Rome discussing behavioural and cognitive profile of patients with frontotemporal dementia. As clinician, he has worked in different neurological department of Italian hospitals, Alzheimer’s clinics, Neuropsychiatric clinics and Neurological rehabilitative departments. From November 2016 he works as clinical neurologist in neurological department of Belcolle hospital in Viterbo. A recent interest includes patients with epilepsy and epileptic seizure, neurophysiological study and pharmacological therapy.

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