Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy

, Volume 11, Issue 2, pp 167–177 | Cite as

Family patterns leading to learning disability: A cognitive approach

  • Harriet D. Knapp
  • Stanley Kaye


Traditional treatment of the learning disabled child seeks to offer an individualized remediation. The authors offer as an alternative the innovative use of the family therapy modality for treatment of the learning dysfunction. This approaches the source of the learning dysfunction embedded in the faulty communication patterns within the family. The child has the opportunity to experience and more accurately comprehend the communication patterns, become more adept at interpretation of implicit meanings, and to transfer these developing skills to the formal learning situation.


Public Health Social Psychology Family Therapy Learning Disability Communication Pattern 
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  • Harriet D. Knapp
  • Stanley Kaye

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