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Byron P. Rourke

University of Windsor


Books

(These books, published by me and my colleagues, are important for understanding NLD, especially the scientific and clinical dimensions of the development of the syndrome and its manifestations in pediatric disease, disorder, and dysfunction.)

Rourke, B. P., Bakker, D. J., Fisk, J. L., & Strang, J. D. (1983). Child neuropsychology: An introduction to theory, research, and clinical practice. New York: Guilford Press.

Rourke, B. P. (Ed.). (1985). Neuropsychology of learning disabilities: Essentials of subtype analysis. New York: Guilford Press.

Rourke, B. P., Fisk, J. L., & Strang, J. D. (1986). Neuropsychological assessment of children: A treatment-oriented approach. New York: Guilford Press.

Rourke, B. P. (1989). Nonverbal learning disabilities: The syndrome and the model. New York: Guilford Press.

Rourke, B. P. (Ed.). (1991). Neuropsychological validation of learning disability subtypes. New York: Guilford Press.

Rourke, B.P., & Fuerst, D. R. (1991). Learning disabilities and psychosocial functioning: A neuropsychological perspective. New York: Guilford Press.

Rourke, B. P., & Del Dotto, J. E. (1994). Learning disabilities: A neuropsychological perspective. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Rourke, B. P. (Ed.). (1995). Syndrome of nonverbal learning disabilities: Neurodevelopmental manifestations. New York: Guilford Press.

Rourke, B. P., & Del Dotto, J. E. (1997). Learning disabilities: A neuropsychological perspective. Tokyo: Tuttle-Mori. (Translation into Japanese).

Rourke, B. P. (1998). Nonverbal learning disabilities: The syndrome and the model. Tokyo: Tuttle-Mori. (Translation into Japanese).

Rourke, B. P., van der Vlugt, H., & Rourke, S. B. (2002). Practice of child-clinical neuropsychology: An introduction. Lisse, The Netherlands: Swets & Zeitlinger.

 

Chapters in Edited Books

(These chapters, published by me and my colleagues, are important for understanding NLD, especially the scientific and clinical dimensions of the development of the syndrome and its manifestations in pediatric disease, disorder, and dysfunction.)

Rourke, B. P. (1978). Reading, spelling, arithmetic disabilities: A neuropsychologic perspective. In H. R. Myklebust (Ed.), Progress in learning disabilities (Vol. 4, pp. 97-120). New York: Grune & Stratton.

Rourke, B. P. (1981). Due modelli neuropsicologici delle incapacita' cognitive de sviluppo: Un confronto ed una valutazione. In O. Andreani (Ed.), Aspetti biosociali dello sviluppo. Vol. 2, Processi Cognitivi (pp. 27-38). Milano: Franco Angeli.

Rourke, B. P. (1981). Neuropsychological assessment of children with learning disabilities. In S. B. Filskov & T. J. Boll (Eds.), Handbook of clinical neuropsychology (pp. 453-478). New York: Wiley-Interscience.

Rourke, B. P. (1982). Child-clinical neuropsychology: Assessment and intervention with the disabled child. In J. deWitt & A. Benton (Eds.), Perspectives in child study: Integration of theory and practice. (pp. 62-72). Lisse, The Netherlands: Swets & Zeitlinger.

Rourke, B. P. (1983). Outstanding issues in research on learning disabilities. In M. Rutter (Ed.), Developmental neuropsychiatry (pp. 564-574). New York: Guilford Press.

Rourke, B. P., & Strang, J. D. (1983). Subtypes of reading and arithmetical disabilities. A neuropsychological analysis. In M. Rutter (Ed.), Developmental sneuropsychiatry (pp. 473-488). New York: Guilford Press.

Rourke, B. P., & Adams, K. M. (1984). Quantitative approaches to the neuropsychological assessment of children. In R. E. Tarter & G. Goldstein (Eds.), Advances in clinical neuropsychology (Vol. 2, pp. 79-108). New York: Plenum.

Ozols, E. J., & Rourke, B. P. (1985). Dimensions of social sensitivity in two types of learning disabled children. In B. P. Rourke (Ed.), Neuropsychology of learning disabilities: Essentials of subtype analysis (pp. 281-301). New York: Guilford Press.

Porter, J., & Rourke, B. P. (1985). Socio-emotional functioning of learning disabled children: A subtypal analysis of personality patterns. In B. P. Rourke (Ed.), Neuropsychology of learning disabilities: Essentials of subtype analysis (pp. 257-280). New York: Guilford Press.

Strang, J. D., & Rourke, B. P. (1985). Adaptive behavior of children who exhibit specific arithmetic disabilities and associated neuropsychological abilities and deficits. In B. P. Rourke (Ed.), Neuropsychology of learning disabilities: Essentials of subtype analysis (pp. 303-328). New York: Guilford Press.

Rourke, B. P., Young, G. C., Strang, J. D., & Russell, D. L. (1986). Adult outcomes of childhood central processing deficiencies. In I. Grant & K. M. Adams (Eds.), Neuropsychological assessment of neuropsychiatric disorders (pp. 244-267). New York: Oxford University Press.

Rourke, B. P., & Fisk, J. L. (1988). Subtypes of learning-disabled children: Implications for a neurodevelopmental model of differential hemispheric processing. In D. L. Molfese & S. J. Segalowitz (Eds.), Brain lateralization in children: Developmental implications (pp. 547-565). New York: Guilford Press.

Rourke, B. P. (1990). Learning disability subtypes: A neuropsychological perspective. In G. Th. Pavlidis (Ed.), Perspectives on dyslexia. Vol. 1 (pp. 27-44). New York: Wiley.

Brandys, C. F., & Rourke, B. P. (1991). Differential memory capacities in reading- and arithmetic-disabled children. In B. P. Rourke (Ed.), Neuropsychological validation of learning disability subtypes (pp. 73-96). New York: Guilford Press.

Casey, J. E., & Rourke, B. P. (1991). Construct validation of the nonverbal learning disabilities syndrome and model. In B. P. Rourke (Ed.), Neuropsychological validation of learning disability subtypes (pp. 271-292). New York: Guilford Press.

Cicchetti, D. V., Sparrow, S. S., & Rourke, B. P. (1991). Adaptive behavior profiles of psychologically disturbed and developmentally disabled children. In J. L. Matson & J. A. Mulick (Eds.), Handbook of mental retardation (2nd Edition) (pp. 222-239). New York: Pergamon Press.

Del Dotto, J. E., Fisk, J. L., McFadden, G. T., & Rourke, B. P. (1991). Developmental analysis of children/adolescents with nonverbal learning disabilities: Long-term impact on personality adjustment and patterns of adaptive functioning. In B. P. Rourke (Ed.), Neuropsychological validation of learning disability subtypes (pp. 293-308). New York: Guilford Press.

DeLuca, J. W., Rourke, B. P., & Del Dotto, J. E. (1991). Subtypes of arithmetic-disabled children: Cognitive and personality dimensions. In B. P. Rourke (Ed.), Neuropsychological validation of learning disability subtypes (pp. 180-219). New York: Guilford Press.

Fuerst, D. R., & Rourke, B. P. (1991). Validation of psychosocial subtypes of children with learning disabilities. In B. P. Rourke (Ed.), Neuropsychological validation of learning disability subtypes (pp. 160-179). New York: Guilford Press.

Ozols, E. J., & Rourke, B. P. (1991). Classification of young learning-disabled children according to patterns of academic achievement: Validity studies. In B. P. Rourke (Ed.), Neuropsychological validation of learning disability subtypes (pp. 97-123). New York: Guilford Press.

Casey, J. E., & Rourke, B. P., (1992). Disorders of somatosensory perception in children. In I. Rapin & S. J. Segalowitz (Eds.), Handbook of neuropsychology, Vol. 6: Child neuropsychology (pp. 477-494). Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Rourke, B. P., & Del Dotto, J. E. (1992). Learning disabilities: A neuropsychological perspective. In C. E. Walker & M. C. Roberts (Eds.), Handbook of clinical child psychology (2nd ed., pp. 511-536). New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Rourke, B. P., & Fisk, J. L. (1992). Adult presentations of learning disabilities. In R. F. White (Ed.), Clinical syndromes in adult neuropsychology: The practitioner's handbook. (pp. 451-473 ) Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Rourke, B. P. (1994). Neuropsychological assessment of children with learning disabilities: Measurement issues. In G. R. Lyon (Ed.), Frames of reference for the assessment of learning disabilities: New views on measurement issues (pp.475-514). Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes.

Anderson, P., & Rourke, B. P. (1995). Williams syndrome. In B. P. Rourke (Ed.), Syndrome of nonverbal learning disabilities: Neurodevelopmental manifestations (pp. 138-170). New York: Guilford Press.

Don, A., & Rourke, B. P. (1995). Fetal alcohol syndrome. In B. P. Rourke (Ed.), Syndrome of nonverbal learning disabilities: Neurodevelopmental manifestations (pp. 372-406). New York: Guilford Press.

Dool, C. B., Fuerst, K. B., & Rourke, B. P. (1995). Metachromatic leukodystrophy. In B. P. Rourke (Ed.), Syndrome of nonverbal learning disabilities: Neurodevelopmental manifestations (pp. 331-350). New York: Guilford Press.

Dool, C. B., Fuerst, K. B., & Rourke, B. P. (1995). Sotos syndrome. In B. P. Rourke (Ed.), Syndrome of nonverbal learning disabilities: Neurodevelopmental manifestations (pp. 239-254). New York: Guilford Press.

Fuerst, K. B., Dool, C. B., & Rourke, B. P. (1995). Velocardiofacial syndrome. In B. P. Rourke (Ed.), Syndrome of nonverbal learning disabilities: Neurodevelopmental manifestations (pp. 119-137). New York: Guilford Press.

Fuerst, K. B., & Rourke, B. P. (1995). White matter physiology and pathology. In B. P. Rourke (Ed.), Syndrome of nonverbal learning disabilities: Neurodevelopmental manifestations (pp. 27-44). New York: Guilford Press.

Klin, A., Sparrow, S. S., Volkmar, F., Cicchetti, D. V., & Rourke, B. P. (1995). Asperger syndrome. In B. P. Rourke (Ed.), Syndrome of nonverbal learning disabilities: Neurodevelopmental manifestations (pp. 93-118). New York: Guilford Press.

Picard, E. M., & Rourke, B. P. (1995). Neuropsychological consequences of prophylactic treatment for acute lymphocytic leukaemia. In B. P. Rourke (Ed.), Syndrome of nonverbal learning disabilities: Neurodevelopmental manifestations (pp. 282-330). New York: Guilford Press.

Rourke, B. P. (1995). Introduction and overview: The NLD/white matter model. In B. P. Rourke (Ed.), Syndrome of nonverbal learning disabilities: Neurodevelopmental manifestations (pp. 1-26). New York: Guilford Press.

Rourke, B. P. (1995). Treatment program for children with NLD. In B. P. Rourke (Ed.), Syndrome of nonverbal learning disabilities: Neurodevelopmental manifestations (pp. 497-508). New York: Guilford Press.

Rourke, B. P., & Fuerst, D. R. (1995). Cognitive processing, academic achievement, and psychosocial functioning: A neuropsychological perspective. In D. Cicchetti & D. Cohen (Eds.), Developmental psychopathology (Vol. 1, pp. 391-423). New York: Wiley.

Rourke, B. P., & Tsatsanis, K. D. (1995). Memory disturbances of children with learning disabilities: A neuropsychological analysis of two academic achievement subtypes. In A. D. Baddeley, B. A. Wilson, & F. N. Watts (Eds.), Handbook of memory disorders (pp. 501-531). London: Wiley & Sons.

Smith, L. A., & Rourke, B. P. (1995). Callosal agenesis. In B. P. Rourke (Ed.), Syndrome of nonverbal learning disabilities: Neurodevelopmental manifestations (pp. 45-92). New York: Guilford Press.

Tsatsanis, K. D., & Rourke, B. P. (1995). Conclusions and future directions. In B. P. Rourke (Ed.), Syndrome of nonverbal learning disabilities: Neurodevelopmental manifestations (pp. 476-496). New York: Guilford Press.

Tsatsanis, K. D., & Rourke, B. P. (1995). de Lange syndrome. In B. P. Rourke (Ed.), Syndrome of nonverbal learning disabilities: Neurodevelopmental manifestations (pp. 171-205). New York: Guilford Press.

Klin, A., Volkmar, F. R., Sparrow, S. S., Cicchetti, D. V., & Rourke, B. P. (1997). Validity and neuropsychological characterization of Asperger syndrome: Convergence with Nonverbal Learning Disabilities syndrome. In M. E. Hertzig & E. A. Farber (Eds.), Annual progress in child psychiatry and child development 1996 (pp. 241-259). New York: Brunner/Mazel.

Klin, A., Volkmar, F. R., Sparrow, S. S., Cicchetti, D. V., & Rourke, B. P. (1997). Validity and neuropsychological characterization of Asperger syndrome: Convergence with Nonverbal Learning Disabilities syndrome. In R. Takagi, M. Rutter, & E. Schopler (Eds.), Advances in research on autism and developmental disorders (pp. 245-258). Tokyo: Nihonbunka Kagakusha.

Rourke, B. P., & Conway, J. A. (1998). Disabilities of arithmetic and mathematical reasoning: Perspectives from neurology and neuropsychology. In D. P. Rivera (Ed.), Mathematics education for students with learning disabilities. (pp. 59-79). Austin TX: Pro-Ed.

Rourke, B. P. (1999). Forensic neuropsychology: Advances and prospects. In J. J. Sweet (Ed.), Forensic neuropsychology: Fundamentals and practice (pp. 475-480). Swets & Zeitlinger: Lisse, The Netherlands.

Rourke, B. P. (2000). Nonverbal learning disabilities: Development of the syndrome and the model. In A. Benton, E. De Renzi, & D. Riva (Eds.), Localization of brain lesions and developmental functions (pp. 135-146). London: John Libbey & Co.

Rourke, B. P., & Tsatsanis, K. D. (2000). Syndrome of Nonverbal Learning Disabilities and Asperger syndrome. In A. Klin, F. Volkmar, & S. S. Sparrow (Eds.), Asperger syndrome (pp. 231-253). New York: Guilford Press.

Rourke, B. P. (2001). Forward. P. E. Tanguay, Nonverbal learning disabilities at home: A parentís guide (pp. 9-11). London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Rourke, B. P., & Del Dotto, J. E. (2001). Learning disabilities: A neuropsychological perspective. In C. E. Walker & M. C. Roberts (Eds.), Handbook of clinical child psychology (3rd ed., pp. 576-602). New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Casey, J. E., & Rourke, B. P., (2002). Somatosensory perception in children. In S. J. Segalowitz & I. Rapin (Eds.), Handbook of neuropsychology, Vol. 8: Child neuropsychology (2nd ed., pp. 385-403). Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Rourke, B. P. (2002). My odyssey in child-clinical neuropsychology. In A. Y Stringer, E. L. Cooley, & A-L. Christensen (Eds.), Pathways to prominence in neuropsychology: Reflections of twentieth century pioneers (pp. 239-251). New York: Psychology Press.

Rourke, B. P. (2002). Syndrome of nonverbal learning disabilities: Single-word reading and reading comprehension. In I. Arcolini & G. Zardini (Eds.), I disturbi di apprendimento della lettura e della scrittura (Learning disabilities in reading and writing). (pp. 45-64). Milan: Franco Angeli.

Rourke, B. P., Hayman-Abello, B. A., & Collins, D. W. (2003). Learning disabilities: A neuropsychological perspective. In R. S. Schiffer, S. M. Rao, & B. S. Fogel (Eds.), Neuropsychiatry (2nd ed., pp. 630-659). New York: Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins.

Tsatsanis, K. D., & Rourke, B. P. (2003). Syndrome of Nonverbal Learning Disabilities: Effects on learning. In A. H. Fine & R. Kotkin (Eds,), Therapists guide to learning and attention disorders (pp. 109-145). New York: Academic Press.

Rourke, B. P., Ahmad, S. A., Collins, D. W., Hayman-Abello, B. A., Hayman-Abello, S. E., & Warriner, E. M. (2002). Child-clinical/pediatric neuropsychology: Some recent advances. Annual Review of Psychology, 53, 309-339.

Tsatsanis, K. D., & Rourke, B. P. (2008). Syndrome of Nonverbal Learning Disabilities in adults. In L. Wolf, H. Schreiber, & J. Wasserstein (Eds.), Adult learning disorders: Contemporary Issues. (pp.159-190). New York: Psychology Press.