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Author Akhutina, T. V. (Tatʹi͡ana Vasilʹevna)

Title Overcoming learning disabilities : a Vygotskian-Lurian neuropsychological approach / Tatiana V. Akhutina, Natalia M. Pylaeva
Edition First English edition
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 305 pages) : illustrations
Contents Pt. I. General issues in development and remediation of higher mental functions. Neuropsychology of individual differences in children as the foundation for the application of neuropsychological methods in school -- Methodology of neuropsychological intervention in children with uneven develoment of mental functions -- What psychologists, teachers, and parents need to know about children with learning disabilities -- Neuropsychological support of remedial-developmental education -- Neuropsychological approach to the development of health-preserving educational techniques -- pt. II. Methods of development and remediation of executive functions. Organization of joint activity -- The school of attention and a pilot study of its effectiveness -- Modified psychological methods to facilitate development of the executive functions -- Numerical rows in remedial work with fourth graders -- The role of the analysis of the zone of proximal development in the course of remediation of executive functions : an example
Pt. III. Methods of developing visual-verbal functions. Remediation of visual-verbal functions in 5- to 7-year-old children -- Perceptual modeling in the development of visual-verbal functions -- pt. IV. Methods of developing visual-spatial functions. Development of visual-spatial functions -- "Construct the figure" methods in assessment and remediation of visual-spatial functions -- The use of construction methods to develop spatial functions -- Table and computer games to improve spatial functions in children with cerebral palsy -- Directions of intervention for developing visual-spatial functions to prepare children for school -- Neuropsychologist-teacher collaboration in designing a "numbers composition" manual -- On visual-spatial dysgraphia : neuropsychological analysis and methods of remediation -- pt. V. Neuropsychological interventions in children with severe developmental delay. "Tracking diagnostics" methods -- Case 1. Predominant delay in the development of programming and control functions (Unit III) -- Case 2. Predominant delay in the development of information-processing functions (Unit II) -- Case 3. Predominant delay in the development of energy-support functions (Unit I)
Summary "This book is dedicated to methods of preventing or overcoming learning disabilities based on the ideas of the great Russian psychologists Lev Vygotsky and Alexander Luria. The typical forms of learning disablities are described, and the effective methods of remediation of attention, executive functions (working memory and cognitive control), spatial and visual-verbal functions are discussed in details, The book has many illustrations of typical errors of children with learning disabilities and examples of remedial tasks. The book is useful for qualified psychologists and students, teachers and parents of children with learning disablities"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Learning Disorders -- therapy.
Neuropsychology -- methods.
Learning disabilities -- Treatment.
Form Electronic book
Author Pylaeva, N. (Natalia M.), 1948-
ISBN 1139419838
1139423924 (electronic bk.)
9781139423922 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Preodolenie trudnosteĭ obuchenii͡a. English