Written by an experienced child and adolescent psychiatrist, and an educational therapist who has been a trainer for more than two decades, this book provides a comprehensive coverage of developmental disabilities, ranging from learning disability (dyslexia) to intellectual disability (mental retardation) to autism spectrum disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Broadly following the DSM-5 (2014), Essentials of Learning Disabilities and Other Developmental Disorders offers an authenticated account of each disability with a strong focus on assessment. It provides an overview of the subject in an accessible form to teachers, trainers and clinical practitioners in the Indian context.
* Offers a lucid account of the subject matter for use by teachers, educators, occupational therapists and psychologists
* Includes research from studies carried out in India and Southeast Asia
* Refers to practice guidelines of the Indian Psychological Association on the assessment of learning disabilities
* Discusses newly available psychological tests normed on the Indian population for testing intellectual and learning disabilities
M. S. Thambirajah, MBBS, FRCPsych (UK), is working in the UK as a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. He has authored a number of books and journal articles including Psychological Basis of Psychiatry and Developmental Assessment of the School-aged Child with Developmental Disabilities. He is a regular visitor to India and has participated in a number of seminars and workshops on child mental health and developmental problems conducted by different organisations. Lalitha Lakshmi Ramanujan is Director of Alpha to Omega Learning Centre, Chennai, India. She has been running the centre with a group of dedicated staff for the last 20 years. Alpha to Omega Learning Centre is affiliated to the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS), under the Specially Accredited Institution for Disadvantaged (SAID) Department of Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.
Preface Development and Developmental Disabilities The Brain and Learning Identification and Assessment Learning Disability I-Reading Learning Disability (Dyslexia) Learning Disability II-Mathematics Learning Disability (Dyscalculia) Learning Disability III-Written Expression Learning Disability (Dysgraphia) Intellectual Disability Autism Spectrum Disorders Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Developmental Coordination Disorder Special Needs Education Feuerstein's Instrumental Enrichment Programme: An Approach to Teaching Children with Developmental Disabilities Glossary References Index