CHAPTER 30

 

LEARNING, MOTOR SKILLS, AND COMMUNICATION DISORDERS

 

 

 

LEARNING DISORDERS (ACADEMIC SKILLS DISORDERS)

The type of learning disorder determines the form of therapy. The need for specific forms of therapy may vary over time. Special education; speech and language therapy; sensorimotor integration; occupational therapy; individual, group, and family psychotherapy; and skills training are all considered and woven into the educational plan as needed. Behavior modification programs can encourage on-task behaviors and decrease the inappropriate behaviors often seen in the child or adolescent with learning disorders. Social skills training tends not to generalize but may persist when paired with positive peer experiences. About 40% of ...

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