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Perspectives on the Classification of Specific Developmental Disorders : NEUROPSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITION - Jan Rispens

Perspectives on the Classification of Specific Developmental Disorders

NEUROPSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITION

By: Jan Rispens (Editor), T.A. van Yperen (Editor), William Yule (Editor)

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Published: 31st December 1997
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Perspectives on the Classification of Specific Developmental Disorders is an up-to-date review of the controversy surrounding the classification of such disparate disorders as reading, spelling, writing, and language disorders. Severe and specific impairments in these functions do exist and appear to follow a developmental course. How to identify children presenting with such problems and how to operationalize the disorders has long challenged professionals. This text grew from an international symposium held in the Netherlands, but all chapters have been specially prepared for the publication. Described in the foreword by Sir Michael Rutter, FRS, as ` ... thoughtful and well informed discussions ... that may serve as a basis for a problem-solving set of both research strategies and practical steps that will ensure real resolutions of the dilemmas outlined here', the text should serve as a stimulating source for debate of the many issues involved.

Foreword
Introduction
Perspectives on the Classification of Specific Developmental Disorders: An Introduction
The Role of SDD in Classification Systems: Historical Overview and Current Status
Criteria for Research and Clinical Practice: A Critical Discussion
Specific Developmental Reading Disorders
The Validity of the Category of Specific Developmental Reading Disorder
What is Specific About the Specific Reading Disorder?
The Role of IQ in the Diagnosis of Reading Disorders: The Quest for a Subtype Based on Aptitude Achievement Discrepancy
Language Disorders
Is Specific Language Impairment a Valid Diagnostic Category? Genetic and Psycholinguistic Evidence
The Classification of Speech and Language Disorders
Specific Language and Speech Disorder: Purifying the Concept
Developmental Motor Disorders
Developmental Movement Problems
The Classification of Specific Motor Disorders: Implications for Intervention
Theory-Based Diagnosis and Subclassification in the Developmental Coordination Disorder
On the Relevance of Specific Classifications of Disorders with Particular Focus on DCD, Developmental Coordination Disorder
The Future of the Concept of Specific Developmental Disorders: Summary and Conclusions
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ISBN: 9780792348719
ISBN-10: 0792348710
Series: NEUROPSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITION
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 286
Published: 31st December 1997
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.15  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.64