The absence of consensual, cross-disciplinary theories, definitions, and methodologies has hampered the study of attention, memory, and executive function. Incorporating different theoretical perspectives, this exceptional volume helps establish some common understanding of these three central processes. This book reveals how the authors' findings from their research in psychology, neuropsychology, special education, and medicine can help clinicians assess and remediate reading and attention disorders. Valuable directions for future research are also offered.
G. Reid Lyon, Ph.D., is a psychologist in the Human Learning and Behavior Branch of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Lyon is responsible for the development and management of research programs in learning disabilities, language development and disorders, and disorders of attention in children. Dr. Krasnegor is a physiological and experimental psychologist whose current research interests lie in developmental and behavioral biology, learning, and cognitive development.