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Treatment of Specific Learning Disabilities 

Treatment of Specific Learning Disabilities
Treatment of Specific Learning Disabilities

Yitzchak Frank

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date: 22 February 2020

Treatment of medical conditions follows, in general, one of a number of patterns. One pattern is prevention—taking measures to prevent the condition from happening. A second pattern is a curative treatment that will eradicate the condition. A third pattern, the least desirable but probably most common, is symptomatic treatment. The previous chapters discussed the fact that specific learning disabilities (SLDs) are the result of an abnormality in a specific brain cognitive network (for instance phonological processing), caused by an aberration that occurred during brain development, a process that starts early in utero and continues throughout infancy and childhood. Treatments include academic remediation, psychological counselling and sometimes medications for associated behavioral disorders.

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