Essentials of Adaptive Behavior Assessment of Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Essentials of Adaptive Behavior Assessment of Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Author: Celine A. Saulnier,Cheryl Klaiman
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2018-05-01
ISBN: 1119075459
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essentials of Adaptive Behavior Assessment of Neurodevelopmental Disorders Book Excerpt:

A practical guide to adaptive behaviors across a range of neurodevelopmental disorders Adaptive behavior assessment measures independent living skills, including communication, social skills, personal care, and practical work skills. For individuals with intellectual disabilities, evaluation of these skills is a critical tool for measuring eligibility and can identify specific skills that must be learned before effective educational interventions can be implemented. Essentials of Adaptive Behavior Assessment of Neurodevelopmental Disorders describes the role of adaptive behavior in assessment and treatment, and provides clear guidance for measurement. Case samples provide real-world illustration of behaviors and assessment, and systematic comparison of various measures are presented and explained to better inform planning. Individual chapters outline specific adaptive behaviors across a range of neurodevelopmental disorders, giving clinicians, practitioners, students, and researchers a better understanding of diagnostic differentials and how to place independent skill programming in treatment and intervention. Plan intervention and treatment based on accessible measurement guidelines across a range of disorders Gain a deeper understanding of adaptive functioning specific to ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, disruptive behavior disorders, and genetic disorders Compare and contrast current measures to evaluate their strengths, weaknesses, and areas of overlap Quickly locate essential information with Rapid Reference and Caution boxes For individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders, adaptive behaviors are the keys to independence; without them, these individuals will perpetually struggle with achieving optimum independence without the basic skills needed to function at home, in school, and in the community. Assessment allows these skills to be factored in to treatment and intervention planning, and can help improve the outcomes of other intervention methods. Essentials of Adaptive Behavior Assessment of Neurodevelopmental Disorders clarifies the assessment of these important behaviors, helping clinicians make more informed decisions around diagnosis, education, and treatment planning.

Essentials of Adaptive Behavior Assessment of Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Essentials of Adaptive Behavior Assessment of Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Author: Celine A. Saulnier,Cheryl Klaiman
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2018-04-03
ISBN: 1119075505
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essentials of Adaptive Behavior Assessment of Neurodevelopmental Disorders Book Excerpt:

A practical guide to adaptive behaviors across a range of neurodevelopmental disorders Adaptive behavior assessment measures independent living skills, including communication, social skills, personal care, and practical work skills. For individuals with intellectual disabilities, evaluation of these skills is a critical tool for measuring eligibility and can identify specific skills that must be learned before effective educational interventions can be implemented. Essentials of Adaptive Behavior Assessment of Neurodevelopmental Disorders describes the role of adaptive behavior in assessment and treatment, and provides clear guidance for measurement. Case samples provide real-world illustration of behaviors and assessment, and systematic comparison of various measures are presented and explained to better inform planning. Individual chapters outline specific adaptive behaviors across a range of neurodevelopmental disorders, giving clinicians, practitioners, students, and researchers a better understanding of diagnostic differentials and how to place independent skill programming in treatment and intervention. Plan intervention and treatment based on accessible measurement guidelines across a range of disorders Gain a deeper understanding of adaptive functioning specific to ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, disruptive behavior disorders, and genetic disorders Compare and contrast current measures to evaluate their strengths, weaknesses, and areas of overlap Quickly locate essential information with Rapid Reference and Caution boxes For individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders, adaptive behaviors are the keys to independence; without them, these individuals will perpetually struggle with achieving optimum independence without the basic skills needed to function at home, in school, and in the community. Assessment allows these skills to be factored in to treatment and intervention planning, and can help improve the outcomes of other intervention methods. Essentials of Adaptive Behavior Assessment of Neurodevelopmental Disorders clarifies the assessment of these important behaviors, helping clinicians make more informed decisions around diagnosis, education, and treatment planning.

Essentials of Specific Learning Disability Identification

Essentials of Specific Learning Disability Identification
Author: Vincent C. Alfonso,Dawn P. Flanagan
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2018-03-16
ISBN: 1119313856
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essentials of Specific Learning Disability Identification Book Excerpt:

Practical, up-to-date guidance on identifying Specific Learning Disability Essentials of Specific Learning Disability Identification provides accessible, authoritative guidance on specific learning disability (SLD), with the most up-to-date information on assessment, identification, interventions, and more. Contributions by leading experts examine multiple theoretical orientations and various identification approaches for dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, and other common SLDs. Emphasizing real-world utility, this book provides important information for professionals who work with children and youth at risk; many of the SLD identification practices can be put to work immediately, and the expert coverage offers many strategies and interventions for student support in the classroom. This new second edition has been updated to align with the most current understanding of SLD manifestations, diagnostic assessment, and evidence-based interventions, and includes new material covering nonverbal learning disability, speech-language impairment, general learning difficulties, and differentially diagnosing SLD from other conditions. Early SLD identification and the right kind of help can raise the trajectory of a child's life. This book provides in-depth information to facilitate accurate identification and appropriate intervention to help you help the children in your care. Understand how SLD manifests in academic performance Learn theory- and research-based approaches to SLD identification Examine the latest information about new aspects of SLD determination Utilize appropriate and effective intervention strategies for student support If a child's learning disability is caught early, and the correct type of support is provided, that child gets the chance to develop the skills that lead to achievement in school and beyond. As a high-incidence disorder, SLD affects 10-15 percent of the general population, making successful identification an essential skill for those who work with children. Essentials of Specific Learning Disability Identification provides authoritative guidance and practical methods that can help you start changing children's lives today.

Traditional and Innovative Assessment Techniques for Students with Disabilities

Traditional and Innovative Assessment Techniques for Students with Disabilities
Author: Festus E. Obiakor,Jeffrey P. Bakken
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-08-11
ISBN: 1839098929
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Traditional and Innovative Assessment Techniques for Students with Disabilities Book Excerpt:

This finely curated collection of thirteen chapters presents ideas and research on different disability topics from key leaders in the field of the assessment of children with disabilities. They help us to properly understand and compare traditional and innovative assessment techniques for students with disabilities.

Handbook of Social Skills and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Handbook of Social Skills and Autism Spectrum Disorder
Author: Justin B. Leaf
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 445
Release: 2017-10-17
ISBN: 3319629956
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Social Skills and Autism Spectrum Disorder Book Excerpt:

This handbook identifies the various social deficiencies widely associated with children and youth diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It discusses possible causes as well as the lifelong effects if these deficiencies are not addressed. The handbook presents current behavioral and curriculum-based methods for assessing social deficits. Chapters examine the various interventions that have been used to improve social skills and behavior, including video modeling, peer-mediated interventions, and script fading. Chapters also assess various interventions using empirically based procedures, evaluate the research of each of these procedures, provide guidelines for treatment planning, and offer clinical recommendations. The handbook concludes with future directions for the development of both social behavior and clinical social skills interventions. Topics featured in the Handbook include: Impairments in social behavior that may result in negative outcomes such as depression, loneliness, and suicide in individuals with ASD. Bullying among youth with ASD. Behavioral skills training to promote social behavior of individuals with ASD. The Early Start Denver Model approach to helping young children with ASD. The implementation of social skills groups for individuals diagnosed with ASD. The Handbook of Social Skills and Autism Spectrum Disorder is a must-have resource for researchers, clinicians/professionals, and graduate students in clinical child, school, and developmental psychology, behavioral therapy, and social work, as well as such interrelated disciplines as child and adolescent psychiatry, rehabilitation medicine/therapy, pediatrics, and special education/educational psychology.

Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Author: American Psychiatric Association
Publsiher: American Psychiatric Pub
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2015-08-27
ISBN: 1615370137
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neurodevelopmental Disorders Book Excerpt:

Neurodevelopmental Disorders, from DSM-5(R) Selections, is a custom-published product crafted around a specific disorder cited in DSM-5. This selection provides a comprehensive overview of the process of diagnosing sleep-wake disorders while serving as a reference guide to assist in the diagnosis of individual patients. The disorder-specific resource is an invaluable addition to the DSM-5(R) collection and an important contribution to the mental health profession. This book contains the critical disorder-specific content from these four titles: - Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5(R)) - DSM-5(R) Clinical Cases- DSM-5(R) Self-Exam Questions- DSM-5(R) Guidebook

Understanding the Biological Basis of Behavior

Understanding the Biological Basis of Behavior
Author: Rik Carl D'Amato,Andrew S. Davis,Elizabeth M. Power,Eleazar Cruz Eusebio
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 519
Release: 2021-06-13
ISBN: 303059162X
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding the Biological Basis of Behavior Book Excerpt:

This book is an introduction to the biological basis of behavior, broadly defined, with practical applications for higher education programs that focus on advances in neuroscience. It has a special focus on training practitioners based on American Psychological Association (APA) health service psychology guidelines. It reviews and digests information for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists serving clients of all ages in a variety of settings, such as schools, hospitals, and clinics. Content for all developmental stages, including birth to geriatric practices are highlighted. Some unique features of this book include: The integration of neuropsychological and theoretical foundations for clinical practice. Comprehensive consideration of projective, objective, and interviewing measures. Recent research in neuroimaging as it relates to clinical practice. Psychopharmacology and its effect within the neurosciences. Assessment for intervention in clinical, counseling, school, and neuropsychology. The use of research to guide neuropsychologically-based clinical practice. Eastern and western approaches to integration and case conceptualization. Interventions driven by brain-based scientific understanding. A variety of neuropsychological cases and report styles to improve practice The enduring contribution of psychology into modern times will remain contingent on practitioners' commitment to ethically-based, empirically-focused, evidence-based practice; continuing education; and scientific discovery. This book will help health service psychologists and counselors to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse population by providing cutting-edge, evidence-based, ecologically valid neuropsychological interventions currently lacking within the field. Cultural considerations are provided within each chapter, which is especially important given societal inequity that continues to persist within our world. Implications for the COVID-19 pandemic are also discussed in light of neuroscientific advances in medicine.

Essential Psychopathology Its Treatment Fourth Edition

Essential Psychopathology   Its Treatment  Fourth Edition
Author: Mark D. Kilgus,Jerrold S. Maxmen,Nicholas G. Ward
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2015-10-12
ISBN: 0393710653
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essential Psychopathology Its Treatment Fourth Edition Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive revision to the textbook on modern psychiatric diagnosis and treatment, keyed to the DSM-5 and ICD-10. Long considered a leading text on the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of psychiatric disorders, this latest revision includes cutting-edge updates in neuroscience, psychopharmacology, and genetics. Geared to resident students in psychiatry and related disciplines, it makes practical, readable sense of the field.

Handbook of Dual Diagnosis

Handbook of Dual Diagnosis
Author: Johnny L. Matson
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 698
Release: 2020-07-24
ISBN: 3030468356
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Dual Diagnosis Book Excerpt:

This handbook addresses behavior problems and mental health disorders in persons with intellectual disabilities. It provides an overview of the history of dual diagnosis and related theories, ethics, diagnostic systems, mental health disorders, and challenging behaviors. The handbook examines general clinical issues, such as the effects of cognitive performance on the choice of assessment and treatment methods, service delivery systems, education models, risk factors, functional assessment, and structured interviews. Chapters provide a much-needed reference for practitioners and practitioners in training. The applied focus of the book continues with assessment/diagnosis sections of mental health disorders, and challenging behaviors. In addition, chapters describe treatments for discrete mental health and behavior problems, such as intellectual disabilities, severe psychopathology, autism, ADHD, substance abuse, and aggression. Topics featured in this handbook include: Genetic disorders and dual diagnosis. Assessment of anxiety in persons with dual diagnosis. Aging with intellectual disabilities. Feeding problems and assessment in individuals with dual diagnosis. Pica in individuals with intellectual disability. Treatment of social skills in dual diagnosis. The Handbook of Dual Diagnosis is an essential reference for researchers, graduate students, clinicians and related therapists and professionals in clinical child and school psychology, child and adolescent psychiatry, social work, developmental psychology, behavioral therapy/rehabilitation, pediatrics, and special education.

Capute Accardo s Neurodevelopmental Disabilities in Infancy and Childhood The spectrum of neurodevelopmental disabilities

Capute   Accardo s Neurodevelopmental Disabilities in Infancy and Childhood  The spectrum of neurodevelopmental disabilities
Author: Pasquale J. Accardo,Arnold J. Capute
Publsiher: Brookes Pub
Total Pages: 721
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9781557667588
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Capute Accardo s Neurodevelopmental Disabilities in Infancy and Childhood The spectrum of neurodevelopmental disabilities Book Excerpt:

The second of two volumes comprising the third edition of the core text for certification in neurodevelopmental disabilities in pediatrics, this definitive resource prepares future clinicians to skillfully assess and treat a range of neurodevelopmental di

Intellectual Disability

Intellectual Disability
Author: James C. Harris, M.D.
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2010-06-24
ISBN: 0199781524
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intellectual Disability Book Excerpt:

Approximately 2.5 million people in the United States--one percent of the population--have an intellectual disability (previously referred to as mental retardation). These conditions range from genetic disorders such as Down syndrome to disabilities caused by infectious diseases and brain injury. Intellectual Disability: A Guide for Families and Professionals, by one of the country's foremost authorities on intellectual disability, is a comprehensive resource that will be of importance to anyone with a personal connection to a child or adult with a neurodevelopmental disorder. Emphasizing the humanity of persons with intellectual and related developmental disabilities, psychiatrist and pediatrician James Harris provides essential information on assessment and diagnosis of intellectual disability, treatments for specific disorders, and ways to take advantage of the wide array of services available today. The focus throughout is on the development of the person, the positive supports necessary for self-determination, and, to the extent possible, independent decision making. Harris also surveys historical attitudes toward intellectual disability, the medical community's current understanding of its causes and frequency, and the associated physical, behavioral, and psychiatric conditions (such as seizure disorder, depression, and autism) that often accompany particular types of intellectual disability. The book addresses legal, medical, mental health, and research-related issues as well as matters of spirituality, highlighting the ways in which individuals with intellectual disability can meaningfully participate in the spiritual lives of their families and their communities. Each chapter ends with a series of key points to remember, and the book concludes with a list of additional resources of further interest. Intellectual Disability is a must-read for parents and families of those with neurodevelopmental disorders, providing guidance and essential information to help their family members effectively, and to make a significant, positive difference in their lives now and in the future.

Essentials of Bayley Scales of Infant Development II Assessment

Essentials of Bayley Scales of Infant Development II Assessment
Author: Maureen M. Black,Kathleen Matula
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essentials of Bayley Scales of Infant Development II Assessment Book Excerpt:

Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to confidently administer, score, and interpret the Bayley Scales The Bayley Scales measure the mental and motor development and test behavior of infants from one to forty-two months of age. The Scales may be used to describe the current developmental functioning of infants and to assist in diagnosis and treatment planning for infants with developmental delays or disabilities. In order to use them properly, professionals need an authoritative source of advice and guidance on how to administer, score, and interpret these tests. Essentials of Bayley Scales of Infant Development?II Assessment is the first and only book to provide state-of-the-art guidelines for the Bayley Scales. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this book is designed to help busy clinicians and researchers quickly acquire the knowledge and skills they need to make optimal use of a major psychological assessment instrument. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered. The initial chapters of Essentials of Bayley Scales of Infant Development?II Assessment provide step-by-step instruction on test administration, scoring, and interpretation. In the following chapters, the authors provide expert assessment of the relative strengths and weaknesses of the Bayley Scales, valuable advice on their clinical applications, and several illuminating case reports. Other titles in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series: Essentials of WAIS-III Assessment Essentials of CAS Assessment Essentials of Millon Inventories Assessment Essentials of Forensic Psychological Assessment Essentials of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® Assessment Essentials of WISC-III and WPPSI-R Assessment

ABC Assessment of Behavioral Components

ABC  Assessment of Behavioral Components
Author: Mary-Anne Hardy,J. Audrey Macdonald,Sandra Kudar
Publsiher: Charles C Thomas Pub Limited
Total Pages: 244
Release: 1988
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ABC Assessment of Behavioral Components Book Excerpt:

Life Threatening Behavior

Life Threatening Behavior
Author: John H. Hollis,Charles Edward Meyers
Publsiher: American Association
Total Pages: 342
Release: 1982
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Behavior modification
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life Threatening Behavior Book Excerpt:

Les auteurs de ce document ont comme préoccupation principale la solution aux comportements excessifs que l'on rencontre chez des personnes ayant une déficience intellectuelle importante. Ils abordent alors la question de l'intervention auprès de celles-ci, des signes précurseurs des problématiques et tout particulièrement les troubles du comportement pouvant occasionner des situations où la personne peut mettre en danger sa vie, son bien-être ou ceux des autres.

Handbook of School Neuropsychology

Handbook of School Neuropsychology
Author: Rik Carl D'Amato,Elaine Fletcher-Janzen,Cecil R. Reynolds
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 962
Release: 2005-08-12
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of School Neuropsychology Book Excerpt:

"The book is a wonderful and much-needed addition to the corpus of scientifically based literature on learning and learning disabilities, especially reading disability." —Sally E. Shaywitz, MD Co-Director, Yale Center for the Study of Learning and Attention and author of Overcoming Dyslexia A comprehensive reference on the theory and practice of evidence-based school neuropsychology As new studies reveal disorders once thought behavioral or functional to be neurobiological or neurochemical in nature, clinical child neuropsychology has developed as an important discipline for understanding and treating a variety of child and adolescent disorders. With neuropsychological assessment more widely used in school settings than ever before, school psychologists require greater knowledge of both the discipline and its application in a school environment. Bridging theory and practice, the Handbook of School Neuropsychology provides critical information on neuroanatomy, assessment, and practical, evidence-based interventions for a variety of childhood neuropsychological difficulties and disabilities. Featuring contributions from leading experts, this groundbreaking resource covers all aspects of school neuropsychology, from training and credentialing, assessment, and intervention to understanding and serving students with specific disorders or diseases. This hands-on resource also features an appendix filled with useful tools, including a comprehensive neuropsychological questionnaire, sample neuropsychological evaluations, a list of associations, as well as sample neuropsychologically based IEPs. The text presents the material in five sections, covering: Foundations of school neuropsychological practice Development, structure, and functioning of the brain Neuropsychological assessment for intervention Understanding and serving learners with diseases and disorders and from special populations Neuropsychological interventions in schools The most comprehensive reference on the theory and practice of school neuropsychology, the Handbook of School Neuropsychology is an indispensable tool for school and child psychologists, special education professionals, and students in both fields.

Neurodevelopmental Diagnosis and Treatment

Neurodevelopmental Diagnosis and Treatment
Author: Arnold J. Capute
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 630
Release: 1996
ISBN: 9781557661784
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neurodevelopmental Diagnosis and Treatment Book Excerpt:

Biological Bases and Clinical Perspectives in Autism

Biological Bases and Clinical Perspectives in Autism
Author: Maurizio Elia,Valentino Romano (PhD),Paolo Curatolo
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 92
Release: 2003
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: AUTISTIC DISORDER--CONGRESSES.
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biological Bases and Clinical Perspectives in Autism Book Excerpt:

Embryology of Autism - Molecular genetic analysis of autism - Reelin and autistic disorder : the challenge of complexity - Ethics of research on intellectual disabilities and autism : point of view of a parent - Genetics of purine metabolism and autistic disorder : time to look for "common" polymorphisms? - Putting tryptophan in the spotlight - Assessment and diagnosis in pervasive developmental disorders - Pervasive developmental disorders : clinical aspects and biological factors in a series of 331 patients - Repetitive behavior in children with autistic disorder - Seizures and autism - Looking behavior in autism : from saccade to face fixation - Enterocolitis, autism, and measles virus - Current trends in and future perspectives on the research of the biological bases of autism.

Assessing Students with Special Needs

Assessing Students with Special Needs
Author: John Venn
Publsiher: Prentice Hall
Total Pages: 634
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assessing Students with Special Needs Book Excerpt:

Known for its practical, applied approach, the fourth edition of John Venn's "Assessing Student's with Special Needs "continues to focus on how teachers can use assessment as a guide to instruction. This noteworthy revision focuses on what teachers really need to know to include assessment in the curriculum. Coverage includes all of the core information expected of an assessment text, but the book goes far beyond the basics by addressing multicultural considerations, technology and assessment, high-stakes testing, and the reauthorization of IDEA. The book clearly shows how assessment is more than giving a test to a child, but is an essential tool for teachers as they help students achieve, learn, develop, and grow.

Child Neuropsychology

Child Neuropsychology
Author: Anne Teeter Ellison,Phyllis Anne Teeter,Margaret Semrud-Clikeman
Publsiher: Allyn & Bacon
Total Pages: 330
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Child Neuropsychology Book Excerpt:

This study provides information on the influences of brain function on the cognitive-perceptual, learning, behavioural and psychosocial adjustment of children and adolescents.

Frames of Reference for the Assessment of Learning Disabilities

Frames of Reference for the Assessment of Learning Disabilities
Author: Reid Lyon
Publsiher: Paul H Brookes Publishing Company
Total Pages: 650
Release: 1994
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Frames of Reference for the Assessment of Learning Disabilities Book Excerpt:

Researchers and educators are well aware of the pressing need for guidelines in measuring learning disabilities and of the difficulty in finding a resource that offers in-depth analysis of assessment issues. Frames of Reference for the Assessment of Learning Disabilities provides a comprehensive discussion of up-to-date research and progressive measurement strategies. Unique because of its broad scope, this essential reference examines assessment tools as they relate to a wide range of learning disabilities, including disabilities that affect attention, executive function, linguistics and reading, mathematics, written language expression, spelling, social competence, and cognitive abilities. It also establishes a framework for systematic measurement by identifying five decision points that enable the evaluator to focus on the learning areas that are most crucial, and most difficult, for the student to master. This groundbreaking work, compiled by recognized experts, challenges the traditional definition of learning disabilities and explores new approaches to measuring a child's progress reliably. It enables professionals to evaluate measurement tools and strategies, to develop criteria for choosing and evaluating core test batteries, and to assess the efficacy of improving existing tools versus developing new ones. Researchers, clinicians, educators, and students in special education, psychology, neurology, and pediatrics can turn to this resource for an authoritative examination of the issues surrounding the assessment of learning disabilities and for state-of-the-art measurement techniques.