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Larry B. Silver

Misunderstood Child (Paperback)

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Catalog No. 22867

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The resource to help you become a supportive and assertive advocate for your child with learning disabilities.

In print for more than twenty years, The Misunderstood Child has become the go-to reference guide for families of children with learning disorders. This newly revised edition provides the latest research and new and updated content, including:

... How to identify and address specific disabilities, from dyslexia to sensory integration disorder

... New information on the genetics of learning disorders

... Expanded sections on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

... The most recent neurological discoveries about how the brain functions in children with learning disabilities

... Insights about other neurological disorders common among individuals with learning disabilities, such as anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, anger-control problems, depression, and tic disorders

... Resources, Web sites, and organizations that can aid the treatment process and offer support for both parent and child

Larry B. Silver, MD, a child and adolescent psychiatrist, is clinical professor of psychiatry at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Prior to his current appointment, he was acting director and deputy director of the National Institute of Mental Health.

"Well-organized, concise, valuable, and timely."--Library Journal

"The book is particularly sensitive to the problems of the adolescent....Indeed, the book is a personal document because Dr. Larry Silver, a child psychiatrist who was learning-disabled as a child, shares some of his own experiences."--Children Today

448 pages. 2006

Catalog # 22867



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