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Disorders of Learning in Childhood Archie A. Silver and Rosa A. Hagin The fruit of a working relationship extending more than thirty-five years between a child psychiatrist who also had training in neurology and psycho-analysis and a psychologist specializing in education, Disorders of Learning in Childhood offers a comprehensive, interdisciplinary understanding of the subject. Up-to-date research is reported throughout and case examples support the clinical sections. It also has a section on clinical patterns and intervention recommendations for the various kinds of learning disorders and a final chapter dealing with future directions for service and research. 1990 (0 471-50828-4) 560 pp. The Preschool Child Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment Paul V. Trad It is an impressive volume, complete with a reference list citing over 600 sources. For anyone dealing with at-risk children in this age group, it should prove to be an important aid for further study. Recommended for professionals. --Early Intervention Offering a dynamic new approach to the diagnoses and treatment of psycho-pathology in preschool children, this book also offers a rigorous framework with which to comprehend the etiology of common disorders. It deals with developmental disorders, examines risk factors in the preschool child, and shows how to plan a pathology-specific treatment strategy. 1989 (0 471-61757-1) 658 pp. Handbook of Child Psychiatric Diagnosis Edited by Cynthia G. Last and Michel Hersen This handbook serves as a resource for making diagnoses in childhood psychopathology in accordance with the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). Entire chapters are devoted to each of the DSM categories. Here, each disorder is discussed in relation to its definition, its clinical picture, course and prognosis, epidemiology, differential diagnosis, and clinical management. Attention deficit disorder, major depression, conduct disorder, anxiety disorders, and substance use disorders are among the 18 disorders covered. 1989 (0 471-84887-5) 574 pp.
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