Nonverbal Learning Disability explained : the link to shunted hydrocephalus

Rissman, Barbara M. (2010) Nonverbal Learning Disability explained : the link to shunted hydrocephalus. British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 39(3), pp. 209-215.

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A Nonverbal Learning Disability is believed to be caused by damage, disorder or destruction of neuronal white matter in the brain’s right hemisphere and may be seen in persons experiencing a wide range of neurological diseases such as hydrocephalus and other types of brain injury (Harnadek & Rourke 1994). This article probes the relationship between shunted hydrocephalus and Nonverbal Learning Disability. Description of hydrocephalus and intelligence associated with hydrocephalus concludes with explication of the ‘final common pathway’ that links residual damage caused by the hydrocephalic condition to a Nonverbal Learning Disability (Rourke & Del Dotto 1994, p. 37). The paper seeks to assist teachers, teacher aides, psychologists, guidance officers, support workers, parents and disability service providers whose role is to understand and advocate for individuals with shunted hydrocephalus and spina bifida.

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ID Code: 40005
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Intelligence, hydrocephalus, neuron, shunt, white matter
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-3156.2010.00652.x
ISSN: 1354-4187
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Deposited On: 10 Feb 2011 21:52
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2013 08:22

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