Perspectives on the Classification of Specific Developmental Disorders

  • Jan Rispens
  • Tom A. van Yperen
  • William Yule

Part of the Neuropsychology and Cognition book series (NPCO, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jan Rispens, Tom A. van Yperen, William Yule
      Pages 3-13
    3. William Yule, Barbara Maughan
      Pages 39-57
  3. Specific Developmental Reading Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Helmut Remschmidt, Gerd Schulte-Körne, Klaus Hennighausen
      Pages 83-104
  4. Language Disorders

  5. Developmental Motor Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. Sheila E. Henderson, Anna L. Barnett
      Pages 209-230
    3. Marina M. Schoemaker, Bouwien C. M. Smits-Engelsman, Alex F. Kalverboer
      Pages 231-244
    4. Bouwien C. M. Smits-Engelsman, Gerard P. Van Galen, Marina M. Schoemaker
      Pages 245-264
    5. Tom A. Van Yperen, William Yule, Jan Rispens
      Pages 279-286

About this book


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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jan Rispens
    • 1
  • Tom A. van Yperen
    • 2
  • William Yule
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Dept. of Educational SciencesUtrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Netherlands Institute of Care and WelfareUtrechtThe Netherlands
  3. 3.University of LondonUK
  4. 4.Dept. of Child and Adolescent PsychiatryInstitute of PsychiatryLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4961-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2581-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0927-0116
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