Children with Learning Disabilities or Specific Learning Disorders

  • Patricia A. Prelock
  • Tiffany L. Hutchins
Part of the Best Practices in Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Care book series (BPCABHC)


In this chapter, primary care providers learn about what learning disabilities or specific learning disorders are, as described in the DSM-5. Processes for diagnosis and assessment are reviewed. The concept of a nonverbal disability is also discussed. Prevalence, clinical expression, and etiology are highlighted. Implications for treatment are also provided.


Learning disability Learning disorder Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Nonverbal learning disorder Learning difference Assessment Intervention Children 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patricia A. Prelock
    • 1
  • Tiffany L. Hutchins
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Nursing & Health SciencesUniversity of VermontBurlingtonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Communication Sciences & DisordersUniversity of VermontBurlingtonUSA

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