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Essentials of Learning Disabilities and Other Developmental Disorders

Essentials of Learning Disabilities and Other Developmental Disorders

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  • M. S. Thambirajah - Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership Trust, West Midlands, UK
  • Lalitha Lakshmi Ramanujan - Director, Alpha to Omega Learning Centre, Chennai
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June 2016 | 248 pages | SAGE Texts

Written by an experienced child and adolescent psychiatrist, and an educational therapist who has been a trainer for more than two decades, this book provides a comprehensive coverage of developmental disabilities, ranging from learning disability (dyslexia) to intellectual disability (mental retardation) to autism spectrum disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Broadly following the DSM-5 (2014), Essentials of Learning Disabilities and Other Developmental Disorders offers an authenticated account of each disability with a strong focus on assessment. It provides an overview of the subject in an accessible form to teachers, trainers and clinical practitioners in the Indian context.

Key Features

• Offers a lucid account of the subject matter for use by teachers, educators, occupational therapists and psychologists

• Includes research from studies carried out in India and Southeast Asia

• Refers to practice guidelines of the Indian Psychological Association on the assessment of learning disabilities

• Discusses newly available psychological tests normed on the Indian population for testing intellectual and learning disabilities


Development and Developmental Disabilities
The Brain and Learning
Identification and Assessment
Learning Disability I—Reading Learning Disability (Dyslexia)
Learning Disability II—Mathematics Learning Disability (Dyscalculia)
Learning Disability III—Written Expression Learning Disability (Dysgraphia)
Intellectual Disability
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Developmental Coordination Disorder
Special Needs Education
Feuerstein’s Instrumental Enrichment Programme: An Approach to Teaching Children with Developmental Disabilities


M. S. Thambirajah

M. S. Thambirajah, MBBS, FRCPsych (UK), is working in the UK as a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. He has authored a number of books and journal articles including Psychological Basis of Psychiatry and Developmental Assessment of the School-aged Child with Developmental Disabilities. He is a regular visitor to India and has participated in a number of seminars and workshops on child mental health and developmental problems conducted by different organisations. More About Author

Lalitha Lakshmi Ramanujan

Lalitha Lakshmi Ramanujan is Director of Alpha to Omega Learning Centre, Chennai, India. She has been running the centre with a group of dedicated staff for the last 20 years.Alpha to Omega Learning Centre is affiliated to the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS), under the Specially Accredited Institution for Disadvantaged (SAID) Department of Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. More About Author

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ISBN: 9789351508687