Dr Mark Selikowitz is a consultant developmental paediatrician and the co-founder and director of the Sydney Developmental Clinic - one of the world's largest child development units. He has over thirty years' experience in the diagnosis and treatment of childhood developmental problems. He is the author of four books dealing with such problems, and has co-authored numerous research articles published in international journals. He is in great demand as a speaker.
PART 1: INTRODUCTION 1. What are specific learning difficulties? 2. How a specific learning difficulty is diagnosed 3. Theories of causation 4. How parents can help-general principles PART 2: AREAS OF LEARNING 5. Reading 6. Spelling 7. Writing 8. Arithmetic 9. Language 10. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and sequential organization difficulties 11. Coordination and clumsiness 12. Social and emotional development PART 3 13. Controversial treatments 14. Adulthood Conclusion Appendix: Useful organizations