ERIC Number: ED333704
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr-1
Systemic Analysis of Brain Mechanisms Underlying Learning Disabilities: An Introduction to the Brain Behavior Relationship.
Scaramella-Nowinski, Valerie L.
The paper presents a discussion of human mental processes as they relate to learning disabilities. Pathognomonic symptoms associated with disturbances to brain areas or functional systems are discussed, as well as treatment procedures. This brain behavior relationship is offered as a basis for a classification system that is seen to more clearly define attention and learning disabilities and to afford more precise and reliable strategies for diagnosis and treatment. Ninety-two symptoms are grouped in a screening checklist format for the areas of attention, perception, mood, memory, and movement. A multidisciplinary treatment approach involving medicine, neuropsychology, and education is recommended. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Attention, Check Lists, Classification, Clinical Diagnosis, Cognitive Processes, Elementary Secondary Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Memory, Minimal Brain Dysfunction, Motion, Neurology, Neuropsychology, Perception, Screening Tests
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Conference of the Learning Disabled of America Association (Chicago, IL, February 27-March 2, 1991).