Disorders of Higher Cognitive Function

  • Gerald S. Golden
Part of the Topics in Pediatrics book series (TIPE)


Mental retardation, a global disorder of higher cognitive function, has been discussed in Chapter 9. This section will concentrate on those conditions in which the cognitive deficit is more circumscribed and overall intelligence is preserved. This is, to some extent, an artificial construct, as the meaning of a full-scale IQ score in the face of specific cognitive disabilities is not clear.


Learning Disability Behavioral Abnormality Attention Deficit Disorder Drug Holiday Language Disorder 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerald S. Golden
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  1. 1.Department of Neurology, The Health Science CenterUniversity of Tennessee, MemphisMemphisUSA

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