Learning Disabilities in Older Adolescents and Adults

Clinical Utility of the Neuropsychological Perspective

  • Lynda J. Katz
  • Gerald Goldstein
  • Sue R. Beers

Part of the Critical Issues in Neuropsychology book series (CINP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Pages 43-67
  3. Pages 105-148
  4. Pages 149-178
  5. Pages 179-183
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 185-241

About this book


Learning disabilities is a subject that is usually associated with school-aged children where the research and intervention strategies are well known. Much less research has been done for assessing and diagnosing older adolescents and adults in this area. This work is an effort to provide a comprehensive review of what we know about certain of these disorders, specifically:
  • language-based learning disorders;
  • nonverbal learning disorders;
  • high-functioning autism;
  • attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder; and
  • mathematics disorders
and how they manifest themselves in the later years of development and maturity. A chapter addresses each one of these disorders of learning. Included in each chapter is a discussion of historical perspectives, definitions and diagnostic criteria, incidence and prevalence data, comorbidity studies, pertinent research from all relevant fields of study, reasonable accommodations in academia as well as the workplace, and outcome data. This much-needed review will be of interest to clinicians in neuropsychology, educational psychology, and psychopharmacology.


Psychopharmacology attention attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) hyperactivity intervention neuropsychology

Authors and affiliations

  • Lynda J. Katz
    • 1
  • Gerald Goldstein
    • 2
  • Sue R. Beers
    • 3
  1. 1.Landmark CollegePutney
  2. 2.VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System and University of PittsburghPittsburgh
  3. 3.University of PittsburghPittsburgh

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-46633-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-47589-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1572-4565
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