Summary: Developmental Variation and Learning Disorders: Unique in its approach to learning disorders, this book combines what we know about normal child development during school years with insights into the nature of variation and dysfunction.
The book employs a non-labeling model to the understanding of breakdowns in learning and to the identification and utilization of the strengths of students. The book covers eight neurodevelopmental constructs or critical ar ...show moreeas of developmental function: attention, memory, language, temporal sequential ordering, spatial ordering, neuromotor function, social cognition, and higher-order cognition. There are discussions of normal development in these areas as well as vivid descriptions of the kinds of neurodevelopmental dysfunctions commonly occurring within each construct.
The Second Edition of this useful reference includes completely revised chapters on attention, memory, and language, with significant modifications of the remaining chapters. Sections on educational skills have been expanded and updated; the chapter on causes and complications of learning disorders has been updated to include recent references and ongoing research efforts. ...show less