Year: 1991 Source: The Psychiatric Hospital, v.22, no.1, (Winter 1991), p.17-20 SIEC No: 19910731

The author of this article asserts that learning disorders affect a child’s overall adjustment to different degrees; therefore, understanding a specific learning problem can help both inpatient & aftercare intervention. The case of a 13-year-old boy with a nonverbal learning disability, who showed suicidal intent, is described. Academic intervention & a more structured therapy that included cognitive-behavioral techniqes & specific goals was carried out. (VM)