In the first chapter the author states “this book is
about disabilities affecting children that are due to some
malfunction in the brain or nervous system.” The author
intends this book as an introduction to the study of developmental
disorders, particularly from a neuropsychological perspective.
By the author's writing, the text is intended for advanced
undergraduate courses in psychology and special education, or
for use with beginning graduate courses, particularly in the
area of clinical psychology. From my own read of Professor
Freides' book, I believe it is most appropriate for advanced
undergraduate courses. I found the text to be reasonably
comprehensive regarding its stated aims, readable, informative,
and there was a clear effort to reference both older, more
“classic” studies, and also to insure current research
references from relevant literature.