The Massachusetts General Hospital Guide to Learning Disabilities

Assessing Learning Needs of Children and Adolescents

  • H. Kent Wilson
  • Ellen B. Braaten

Part of the Current Clinical Psychiatry book series (CCPSY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction to Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. H. Kent Wilson, Ellen B. Braaten
      Pages 3-17
  3. Neurodevelopmental Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Amanda Ward, Hillary Bush, Ellen B. Braaten
      Pages 21-37
    3. Ellen H. O’Donnell
      Pages 39-58
    4. Ellen H. O’Donnell, Mary K. Colvin
      Pages 59-78
    5. Drew C. Coman, Nicholas D. Mian
      Pages 79-102
    6. Nathan Doty
      Pages 103-117
    7. Brian L. B. Willoughby
      Pages 119-132
    8. Nathan E. Cook, Gina A. Forchelli
      Pages 133-148
    9. Drew C. Coman
      Pages 149-169
  4. Common Psychiatric Disorders in Childhood

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Julie A. Grieco, Mary K. Colvin
      Pages 173-193
    3. Jamie A. Micco, Julie Edmunds, Sophie Baron, Christian Hoover, Jennifer M. Park
      Pages 195-206
    4. Alisha R. Pollastri, Cecilia Rosenbaum, J. Stuart Ablon
      Pages 207-220
  5. Special Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. H. Kent Wilson, Eileen M. Hagerty
      Pages 223-244
    3. Nathan Doty, Johanna Nielsen
      Pages 245-259
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 261-267

About this book


This book connects experts in the field of child assessment to provide child psychiatrists with knowledge in evaluation and educational programming. The book provides a review of the latest science behind: common learning disabilities, including etiology and guidelines for assessment/diagnosis; neurodevelopmental disorders, like learning disabilities, ADHD; psychiatric disorders in childhood such as mood and anxiety disorders; and impact learning and development protocols.  The Massachusetts General Hospital Guide to Learning Disabilities evaluates the interventions that are effective in addressing these learning challenges in the context of multiple factors in a way that no other current text does. Special topics such as special education law and managing the needs of transitional age youth allow psychiatrists to support their patients’ and their families as they navigate the system. By offering a better understanding the learning needs of their patients, this texts gives readers the tools to consult with families and educators regarding how to address the learning needs of their patients at school and in other settings.  

The Massachusetts General Hospital Guide to Learning Disabilities is a vital took for child psychiatrists, students, assessment professionals, and other professionals studying or working with children suffering from learning disabilities.


ADHD and learning Assessing learning disorders Autism Spectrum Disorder and learning Behavioral interventions Models of care for learning disabilities Outpatient treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • H. Kent Wilson
    • 1
  • Ellen B. Braaten
    • 2
  1. 1.Massachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-98641-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-98643-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2626-241X
  • Series Online ISSN 2626-2398
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