About the book
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.