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ERIC Number: EJ934873
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1354-4187
Nonverbal Learning Disability Explained: The Link to Shunted Hydrocephalus
Rissman, Barbara
British Journal of Learning Disabilities, v39 n3 p209-215 Sep 2011
A nonverbal learning disability is believed to be caused by damage, disorder or destruction of neuronal white matter in the brain's right hemisphere and may be seen in persons experiencing a wide range of neurological diseases such as hydrocephalus and other types of brain injury (Harnadek & Rourke 1994). This article probes the relationship between shunted hydrocephalus and nonverbal learning disability. Description of hydrocephalus and intelligence associated with hydrocephalus concludes with explication of the "final common pathway" that links residual damage caused by the hydrocephalic condition to a nonverbal learning disability (Rourke & Del Dotto 1994, p. 37). The paper seeks to assist teachers, teacher aides, psychologists, guidance officers, support workers, parents and disability service providers whose role is to understand and advocate for individuals with shunted hydrocephalus and spina bifida.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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