Practitioners seeking the most current advances in the field of ADHD and LD must often bridge the gap between research and practice. The Therapist's Guide to Learning and Attention Disorders provides that bridge through the authors, who are both researchers and practitioners with extensive experience in providing direct services to children and adults with ADHD and LD. Practitioners are often faced with the choice of reading research or consulting text that suggest strategies or techniques for serving children and adults with ADHD that are not base on research. This book provides practitioners a translation of research to practice in one source. This book provides practical forms, illustrations, and rating scales that can be readily incorporated into practice. The last chapter takes a fascinating look into the role of various practitioners twenty years into the future.

Key Features

* Contains innovative strategies for assessment of ADHD and LD * Provides practical and useful illustrations, forms, and rating scales for use in practice * Provides discussions of future practice and developments in the field of ADHD and LD * Presents case studies illustrating best practices


Clinicians treating children and adolescents.

Table of Contents

R.A. Kotkin and A.H. Fine, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Learning Disabilities: an Overview for Practitioners. J. Swanson, D. Reschly, A.H. Fine, R.A. Kotkin, T. Wigal, and S. Simpson, Traditional and Innovative Assessment of Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Learning Disorders. D.P. Kelly and M.D. Levine, A Neurodevelopmental Approach to Differences in Learning. K.D. Tsatsanis and B.P. Rourke, Syndrome of Nonverbal Learning Disabilities: Effects on Learning. J. Smith, Educational Interventions for the Elementary Age Student in the Therapy Setting. C.Z. Dendy, A.H. Fine, and J. Smith, Educational Interventions for the Adolescent Student in the Therapy Setting. D. Flynn, R.A. Kotkin, J. Brady, and A.H. Fine, Implementing School-Home Collaborative Treatment Plans: Best Practices in School-Home Based Interventions. A.H. Fine, N. Karpova, N. Thorn, C. Holland, and R.A. Kotkin, Parenting Children with Learning and Attention Disorders: Concerns and Directions for Therapeutic Intervention. T.W. Phelan and A.H. Fine, Guidelines for Home Management for Disruptive Behavioral Challenges. A.H. Fine and R.A. Kotkin, Social Skills and Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorde and/or Learning Disabilities: Realties and Direction for Treatment. M. Bryant, M. Turner, and A.H. Fine, Transitions into Higher Education. D. Coffey, Physician's Contribution to the Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Learning Disabilities: Implications for Medication Management and Collaborative Treatment. L. Thompson, Complementary Therapeutic Interventions: Neurofeedback, Metacognition, and Nutrition for Long-Term Improvement in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Di


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About the editors

Aubrey Fine

Dr. Fine received his graduate degree from University of Cincinnati in 1982 and has been on the faculty at California State Polytechnic University since 1981. His leadership among faculty and teaching excellence earned him the prestigious Wang Award in 2001, given to a distinguished professor within the California State University system (23 Universities), in this instance for exceptional commitment, dedication, and exemplary contributions within the areas of education and applied sciences. Dr. Fine is also a licensed psychologist who opened his practice in Southern California in 1987. His practice specializes in treating children with ADHD, learning disabilities, developmental disorders and parent child relations.

Affiliations and Expertise

Cal State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA, USA

Ronald Kotkin

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Professor, Child Development Center, University of California at Irvine, U.S.A.


"It is difficult enough writing a guide for either atttention disorders or learing disabilities (LD), but to attempt a complete therapist's guide for both disorders seems particuarly daunting. In the Therapist's Guide to Learning and Attention Disorders, editors Aubrey Fine, Ed.D., and Ronald Kotkin, Ph.D., however, do a superb job and provide clinicians with a blend of evidence-based practices along with practical solutions to everyday issues... The appendices are gems... In addition, rating scales referred to in the text are provided for the clinician. Assessment tools are also discussed. Supplemental materials, resources and an index round out the reader's experience... this book will provide invaluable in enhancing your clinical skills and providing tools for dealing with your clients and their parents." -ATTENTION! MAGAZINE