Learning Disabilities

Learning Disabilities

Charles J. Golden, Lisa K. Lashley, Jared S. Link, Matthew Zusman, Maya Pinjala, Christopher Tirado, Amber Deckard

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Clinicians within the fields of neuropsychology and school psychology may find this text to be a useful guide in understanding and assessing the disparate learning disorders. This resource reviews the extant literature regarding the current status of diagnosis, conceptualization, and evaluative methods of reading, mathematics, writing, and nonverbal learning disorders. Interventions will be elucidated regarding the remediation of the various subtypes of learning disorders.

This book is specifically tailored to aid busy clinicians and students-in-training in accruing the clinical acumen pertinent to assessment of learning disorders. Case studies are included that will give a look into types of cases and profiles clinicians will often come across in practice.

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Charles J. Golden

Charles J. Golden is nationally and internationally known for his clinical research in the field of neuropsychological and psychological assessment. He has given over 100 invited presentations/workshops, and published over 500 articles, book chapters, and books. He is a Fellow in the American Psychological Association (APA), and holds a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology, Clinical Neuropsychology, and Psychological Assessment.

Lisa K. Lashley

Lisa K. Lashley is a licensed clinical psychologist, assistant director of the Neuropsychology Assessment Center, and assistant professor at Nova Southeastern University, where she completed her PsyD degree, with an emphasis in neuropsychology. She also works with active and retired professional athletes for concussion evaluation. Her current research interests include sports concussion evaluation and management, and cognitive functioning in child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric populations.

Jared S. Link

Jared S. Link is a clinical psychology doctoral student with an emphasis in neuropsychology at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. He is currently a captain in the U.S. Air Force, and is completing his clinical psychology residency at Wright-Patterson Air Force Medical Center in Dayton, OH.

Matthew Zusman

Matthew Zusman earned his BA in psychology at University of California Los Angeles, and is currently pursuing his PsyD in clinical psychology from Nova Southeastern University. His current research focuses on exploring the combined factor structure of popular objective personality assessments, and identifying metrics to discriminate between different types and severity levels of neurodegenerative diseases.

Maya Pinjala

Maya Pinjala is a doctoral student in clinical psychology at Nova Southeastern University with a focus in neuropsychology. Her clinical and research interests include cognitive functioning in adults and children with psychiatric conditions, ADHD, learning disabilities, pediatric epilepsy and acute neurological injury.

Christopher N. Tirado

Christopher N. Tirado is a doctoral student in the clinical psychology program with a concentration in neuropsychology at Nova Southeastern University. He received his master’s degree at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in clinical counseling and his bachelor’s degree at the University of Central Florida. Prior work has included poster presentations at the American Psychological Association conference and the National Academy of Neuropsychology conference.

Amber M. Deckard

Amber M. Deckard is a doctorate of clinical psychology trainee at Nova Southeastern University. She has neuropsychological experience with child, adult, and geriatric populations. She is also vice president and chief operating officer of a non-profit youth centered organization established to educate, nurture, and provide service through motivational speaking, academic achievement, and sports development