ERIC Number: ED052563
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Learning Disorders in Children: Diagnosis, Medication, Education.
Tarnopol, Lester, Ed.
Nine papers dealing with educational, psychological, and medical aspects of the management of children with learning disabilities focus upon the medically-related aspects and information which would be useful to a multidisciplinary team in coordinating differential diagnostic efforts and instituting remediation programs. Discussions of the relationship between learning problems and neurological dysfunction, diagnosis and medical management using medication, and the relationship of medical management to educational procedures are aimed primarily at physicians. Following an introductory paper on neurogenic learning disorders, two case histories (including evaluations based on diagnostic tests and recommendations for remediation) are presented. Other papers treat medical responsibilities, the use of drugs in diagnosis and treatment, the neurology of learning disabilities, psychological diagnosis and remediation in relation to brain damage and learning disabilities, and the clinical pharmacology of psychotropic drugs with special reference to children. Also included are the proceedings of a panel of physicians and psychologists discussing management via medication. (KW)
Descriptors: Drug Therapy, Exceptional Child Research, Learning Disabilities, Medical Evaluation, Medical Services, Neurological Impairments, Psychological Evaluation
Little, Brown and Company, 34 Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02106
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