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New Techniques and Approaches for the Assessment or Intervention in Learning Disabilities and ADHD

Collection Overview

International classifications of mental disorders for the diagnosis of Learning Disabilities (LD) and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD) establish that they are not the result of other disabling conditions, although they might occur concurrently with other disabilities. Consequently, people who have a disability could also show limitations in learning process, professional or social development. These disorders are understood as intrinsic to the individual, assumed to be due to the dysfunction in the central nervous system, and may occur throughout the life cycle.

Taking into account the symptomatic complexity of these difficulties, as well as their high prevalence rates, it is necessary for professionals and researchers to have reliable and valid tools and methods for diagnosis and effective intervention design. These techniques would make it easier for professionals and researchers to develop their work in an appropriate and innovative way. 

However, the main difficulty is the lack of correspondence between assessment and intervention proposals which is not always apparent.  Assessment methods, tools, and diagnostic techniques are being currently developed, which provide objective information on the characteristics and needs of this population. This collection aims to bring together a wide range of techniques to provide insight into the assessment and intervention of LD and ADHD.

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