Presents a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to understanding and diagnosing learning disabilities in children. With emphasis on those disorders most frequently seen in the clinic and classroom, the text surveys clinically-based classifications of learning disorders and offers general principles of diagnosis and management from biological, psychological, social and educational perspectives. Contains specific recommendations for management, including educational remediation, the use of drugs and psychological therapies. The coverage includes a broad range of opinions to provide alternative theoretical viewpoints and ideas. It concludes with a discussion of future research trends in the neurosciences that will have implications for learning disorders.