14. Learning and Intellectual Disabilities

  1. Edilma L. Yearwood PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN,
  2. Geraldine S. Pearson PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN and
  3. Jamesetta A. Newland PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP, DPNAP
  1. Linda M. Finke and
  2. Patricia Ryan-Krause

Published Online: 28 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118704660.ch14

Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health

Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health

How to Cite

Finke, L. M. and Ryan-Krause, P. (2012) Learning and Intellectual Disabilities, in Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health (eds E. L. Yearwood, G. S. Pearson and J. A. Newland), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., West Sussex, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118704660.ch14

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 9 MAR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813807867

Online ISBN: 9781118704660



  • Fragile X syndrome (FXS);
  • Intellectual disabilities;
  • Learning disabilities;
  • Math disability (dyscalculia);
  • Reading disability (dyslexia);
  • Resiliency model;
  • Writing disability (dysgraphia)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Intellectual Disabilities

  • Intellectual Disabilities Associated with Learning

  • Etiology of Learning Disorders

  • Types of Learning Disabilities

  • Intellectual Disabilities: Clinical Picture

  • Specific Federal Acts Protecting Those with Disabilities

  • Assisting with Family Coping

  • Resiliency Model

  • Conclusion

  • Case Exemplar

  • References