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Learning Disabilities and Brain Function

A Neuropsychological Approach

  • William H. Gaddes
  • Dorothy Edgell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. William H. Gaddes, Dorothy Edgell
    Pages 1-44
  3. William H. Gaddes, Dorothy Edgell
    Pages 45-99
  4. William H. Gaddes, Dorothy Edgell
    Pages 100-149
  5. William H. Gaddes, Dorothy Edgell
    Pages 150-176
  6. William H. Gaddes, Dorothy Edgell
    Pages 177-209
  7. William H. Gaddes, Dorothy Edgell
    Pages 210-252
  8. William H. Gaddes, Dorothy Edgell
    Pages 253-303
  9. William H. Gaddes, Dorothy Edgell
    Pages 304-389
  10. William H. Gaddes, Dorothy Edgell
    Pages 433-472
  11. William H. Gaddes, Dorothy Edgell
    Pages 473-483
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 484-594

About this book

Introduction

The present edition of this book is a revision and expansion of the first two editions which appeared in 1980 and 1985, and in German translation in 1991. More than half of the present volume includes new material, and what has been retained from the former editions has been largely rewritten and updated with new research findings. A completely new chapter has been added on "Attention Deficit Disorder. " The author of the earlier editions (W.H.G.) has been joined by a coauthor (D.E.), and their combined elementary, high school, and university teaching and clinical experience totals approximately seventy-five years. Both of us have directed our professional en­ ergies to understanding the puzzle of human learning, especially academic learning, of those students who, despite apparently nor­ mal intelligence and opportunity, have varying degrees of difficulty in acquiring ideas and skills that are easily mastered by others. Until about fifty years ago there was a common tendency to equate academic success with intelligence, and those students who could not meet the demands of the prescribed program were usually required to repeat the same grade with a repetition of the same discouraging treatment that had been unsuccessful the first time.

Keywords

Brain Function Hirnschaden Nervous System Neurology Neuropsychologie learning

Authors and affiliations

  • William H. Gaddes
    • 1
  • Dorothy Edgell
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of VictoriaVictoriaCanada
  2. 2.Queen Alexandra Centre for Children’s HealthVictoriaCanada

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