The ABCs of Learning Disabilities

The ABCs of Learning Disabilities

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The ABCs of Learning Disabilities discusses the concept of learning disabilities and major research findings regarding learning disabled children, adolescents, and adults. Beginning with a history and definition of the field, coverage includes subtype classification, memory in the learning disabled, social aspects of learning disabilities, metacognition, reading problems, computation problems, writing skills, assessment, and remediation. Chapters are written in an engaging style, meant to encourage the beginning student to identify the "big picture" and to think about implications of conceptual issues and research data.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 266 pages
  • 154.94 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 612.35g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0127625453
  • 9780127625454

Table of contents

History of Learning Disabilities.
Defining Learning Disabilities.
An Overview on Subtyping Research in Learning Disabilities.
Research on Memory Processes in Children with Learning Disabilities.
Social Aspects of Learning Disabilities.
Metacognition and Learning Disabilities.
Informal Assessment of Reading Problems.
Arithmetic and Mathematics and Students with Learning Disabilities.
Assessment and Instruction of Writing Skills.
Epilogue.
References.
Index.
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"The breadth of pertinent information packed into the 237 pages of text of this book is most impressive. The wide scope of essential material is presented succinctly and in a very readable and engaging style. The author did a tremendous job of selecting from current and relevant literature across different areas an summarizing the material into a very cohesive whole... The book is an excellent potential text for any undergraduate or beginning graduate class on learning disabilities. This book would also be valuable for special educators, regular classroom teachers, school psychologists, speech pathologists, and other education and health care professionals...It is rare to see a book that covers both the research and the practical applications components of a field so well."
--CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOLOGY
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About Bernice Y. L. Wong

Bernice Wong is Professor Emeritus at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia. Prior to retirement, her passion had been writing intervention research with students with and without learning disabilities. In retirement, her love for writing has transformed from academic writing to short stories about interesting events in her life.
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