By Professor Bonnie J Kaplan and
Dr Amanda Kirby
76 pages, 27 illustrations
$25.00 (Our delivery cost is a flat fee of $9.00 so the more you order the better!)
As more and more children present to family physicians with learning and attention problems, the overlap between the concerns of health and education professionals can become confused. Furthermore, dyslexia, developmental coordination disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder often occur together, with each other and with oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, Asperger’s syndrome or obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Fast Facts; Specific Learning Difficulties is a practical guide for family physicians, specialist nurses and other healthcare professionals whose role it is to help and treat patients and their carers. It reviews five learning and behavioural problems addressing four questions for each:
This is an applied and practical guide which will clarify and enhance the role of the primary care physician in the treatment and management of these disorders.
General issues of diagnosis and treatment; Dyslexia (reading disability); Developmental coordination disorder(dyspraxia); Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; Oppositional defiant disorder and conduct disorder; Asperger’s syndrome; Obsessive-compulsive disorder; Future trends
Professor Bonnie J Kaplan
Professor, Department of Paediatrics Faculty of Medicine University of Calgary and Alberta Children’s Hospital Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Dr Amanda Kirby
Director The Dyscovery Centre Cardiff, UK
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