3. Common Developmental/Learning Disabilities

  1. Linda L. Eddy
  1. Linda L. Eddy

Published Online: 20 SEP 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118783290.ch3

Caring for Children with Special Healthcare Needs and their Families

Caring for Children with Special Healthcare Needs and their Families

How to Cite

Eddy, L. L. (2013) Common Developmental/Learning Disabilities, in Caring for Children with Special Healthcare Needs and their Families (ed L. L. Eddy), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., West Sussex, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118783290.ch3

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 SEP 2013
  2. Published Print: 12 APR 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813820828

Online ISBN: 9781118783290

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Keywords:

  • adolescents;
  • attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD);
  • autism spectrum disorder;
  • child;
  • developmental disabilities;
  • Down syndrome;
  • intellectual disability;
  • learning disabilities

Summary

This chapter examines common features of the following intellectual, developmental, and/or learning disabilities often encountered in children and adolescents: (a) attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), (b) intellectual disability with Down Syndrome as exemplar, and (c) pervasive developmental delay (autism and its variants). The focus will be on possible etiologies, presenting signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests, common therapies, and roles of nursing and other healthcare providers.