"The relationship between learning disorders and the development of the self is complex. However, clinicians who work with children with learning disorders must have a way to think about this relationship if they are truly to be of help. This book presents a theoretically integrated conceptual framework, based on psychoanalytic self psychology, to understand and treat children and adolescents whose development has been derailed by learning disorders. It addresses the concerns of two audiences: psychotherapists who treat children and adolescents with learning disorders, and professionals, such as neuropsychologists, clinical and school psychologists, and learning-disability specialists, who are involved in the assessment and remediation of children's learning disorders."--Jacket
"A Norton professional book."
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-315) and index
Introduction: Theoretical and historical setting -- SECTION I: DEVELOPMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS: Learning disorders and the sense of self -- Learning disorders and self-narratives -- Learning disorders and disorders of the sense of self: disorders of self-cohesion -- Learning disorders and the incoherent self-narratives -- Learning disorders in adolescence -- SECTION II: DIAGNOSTIC CONSIDERATIONS: Dyslexia -- Attention-deficit/hyperactive disorder -- Executive function disorders -- Nonverbal learning disabilities -- Asperger's disorder -- SECTION III: TREATMENT CONSIDERATIONS: Deciding when to treat -- The therapeutic process -- Working with parents -- Summary and conclusion