Learning disabilities: The need for neuropsychological evaluation

Cheryl H. Silver, Ronald M. Ruff, Grant L. Iverson, Jeffrey T. Barth, Donna K. Broshek, Shane S. Bush, Sandra P. Koffler, Cecil R. Reynolds

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Abstract

A learning disability (LD) is a neurobiological disorder that presents as a serious difficulty with reading, arithmetic, and/or written expression that is unexpected, given the individual's intellectual ability. A learning disability is not an emotional disorder nor is it caused by an emotional disorder. If inadequately or improperly evaluated, a learning disability has the potential to impact an individual's functioning adversely and produce functional impairment in multiple life domains. When a learning disability is suspected, an evaluation of neuropsychological abilities is necessary to determine the source of the difficulty as well as the areas of neurocognitive strength that can serve as a foundation for compensatory strategies and treatment options.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)217-219
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Clinical Neuropsychology
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2008

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Learning disabilities : The need for neuropsychological evaluation. / Silver, Cheryl H.; Ruff, Ronald M.; Iverson, Grant L.; Barth, Jeffrey T.; Broshek, Donna K.; Bush, Shane S.; Koffler, Sandra P.; Reynolds, Cecil R.

In: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, Vol. 23, No. 2, 03.2008, p. 217-219.

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