Neurodevelopmental Disorders

A Definitive Guide for Educators

Frank E. Vargo (Author)

Overview | Contents

From autism to ADHD to learning disabilities, a guide for all teachers to this constellation of disorders.

Developmental deficits in learning and communication in young children are defined as neurodevelopmental disorders. This constellation, newly defined in the DSM-5, represents a range of issues that educators must address. 

Neurodevelopmental Disorders: A Definitive Guide for Educators provides extensive and practical information to a range of professionals, and to all others who are interested in the complex and often misunderstood disabilities that fall within the general medical and psychological diagnostic categories of neurodevelopmental disability. Noted psychologist and educator Dr. Frank E. Vargo provides a comprehensive overview of neurodevelopmental deficits and disabilities, as well as of their related learning and cognitive processes, with a strong focus on educational considerations, applications, and relevance across academic areas and with a mind to global educational models.

Well researched and accessibly written, this book is an up-to-date and authoritative reference to all of the educational and clinical topics in the diagnostic categories of neurodevelopmental disorder. This informative book will provide a primary reference source for all educators, school and clinical psychologists, clinical mental health counselors and therapists, special education and medical professionals, and parents of children with special needs.

Book Details

  • Hardcover
  • April 2015
  • ISBN 978-0-393-70943-8
  • 6.5 × 9.6 in / 288 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

Endorsements & Reviews

Neurodevelopmental Disorders is the book the education field has been waiting for! Every professional in the field of special education needs to read it. Very impressive, and brilliantly written.” — Teresa Allissa Citro, Chief Executive Officer, Learning Disabilities Worldwide

“Most educators will repeatedly encounter children or youth with neurological disorders in their daily practice, though many are not trained in working with these students. They need a compact, comprehensive, and comprehensible guide to neurological syndromes. Frank Vargo provides this guide. Neurodevelopmental Disorders excellently masters the balancing act of providing well-grounded information in an easy-to-read format. Well done!” — Matthias Grünke, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation, University of Cologne

Neurodevelopmental Disorders breaks the complex nomenclature of the DSM-5 into understandable conditions. Through the use of clear language and case studies that illustrate each disorder in real-world scenarios, Dr. Vargo makes the various syndromes come to life. A balanced presentation of clinical and practical nuances, this is the perfect book for parents and educators alike.” — Micheline Malow, PhD, Associate Chair, Department of Special Education, Manhattanville College

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