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How Children Learn to Read: Current Issues and New Directions in the Integration of Cognition, Neurobiology and Genetics of Reading and Dyslexia Research and Practice (Extraordinary Brain Series)


This book brings together in one volume information about the neurobiological, genetic, and behavioral bases of reading and reading disabilities. In recent years, research on assessment and treatment of reading disability (dyslexia) has become a magnet for the application of new techniques and technologies from neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and cognitive neuroscience. This interdisciplinary fusion has yielded numerous and diverse findings regarding the brain basis of this syndrome, which are discussed in this volume by leading researchers. Intervention approaches based on such research are presented. The book also calls for research in specific directions, to encourage the field to continue moving into the bold frontier of how the brain reads. The volume is essential reading for a range of researchers, clinicians, and other professionals interested in reading and reading disability, and also commemorates the tenth anniversary of the Extraordinary Brain Conferences hosted by The Dyslexia Foundation.

Neuropsychology: From Theory to Practice 2nd Edition


The second edition of this comprehensive textbook for students of Neuropsychology gives a thorough overview of the complex relationship between brain and behaviour. With an excellent blend of clinical, experimental and theoretical coverage, it draws on the latest research findings from neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, neurochemistry, clinical neuropsychology and neuropsychology to provide students with new insights in this fast moving field. The book is organised around the main neuropsychological disorders in the areas of perception, executive dysfunction, attention, memory, cerebral asymmetry, language, emotion and consciousness. There is a clear emphasis on bridging the gap between theory and practice with links throughout to clinical issues of both assessment and rehabilitation to build a clear understanding of the application of the theoretical issues. The final section in each chapter illustrates the importance of a more systematic approach to intervention, which takes into account theoretical views of recovery from brain damage. New to this edition: * A new chapter format that includes a “basic topic” section, which contains up-to-date essential knowledge of the topic and a “further topics” section for a more advanced treatment of the area. * A new section on neuroscientific approaches to rehabilitation in each chapter to make links between scientific knowledge and clinical treatment. * A brand new chapter on consciousness * A new full colour layout with increased pedagogical features, including key terms, section summaries, ‘study questions’ and improved presentation of figures and brain diagrams * A companion website including related weblinks, guidance on answering the ‘study questions’, and flashcards. This book will be invaluable for undergraduate students in Neuropsychology and students who wish to take the subject further to the various clinical fields.

About the Author

Dr David Andrewes completed his PhD in the area of Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of London. He worked as a researcher and lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry before taking a post as lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the University of Melbourne, Australia in 1984. He is now an Associate professor within the Department of Psychology and has an honorary appointment at the Royal Park Campus of the Royal Melbourne Hospital where he researches with Stroke patients. His main research focus at the present time is in the area of Rehabilitation and emotional dysfunction following brain damage.