The Nervous System and Learning

  • William H. Gaddes


Most teachers and clinical psychologists are reluctant to assume the responsibility of learning neurology in addition to their many other duties. However, whereas a disregard of neurological correlates is possible in the teaching of a child with a normally functioning brain, it may easily lead to misunderstanding and mishandling of the child with brain damage or some type of cerebral dysfunction. In fact, in the past, large numbers of children were misdiagnosed as “mentally retarded” because of an ignorance of some type of sensory impercep-tion, language deficit, or motor impairment that interfered with their learning. Had they been correctly understood and a successful remedial program established early, their lives might have taken a happier and more satisfactory direction.


Corpus Callosum Medulla Oblongata Brain Damage Disable Child Association Area 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • William H. Gaddes
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of VictoriaVictoriaCanada

Personalised recommendations