Learning About Learning Disabilities
In 1991, Academic Press published Bernice Wong's Learning About Learning Disabilities to great success. The Second Edition will keep up the momentum on this popular title, and bring the chapters up-to-date inthis fast moving field. This is the first text to give equal attention to the intellectual, conceptual, and practical aspects of learning disabilities. Topical coverage is both comprehensive and thorough, and the information presented is up-to-date. Nineteen chapters cover all aspects of learning disabilities, including assessment, attention disorders, memory, language, vision, socialization, reading, writing, and math. The book also offers chapters on learning disabilities in adolescents and adults.
- Hardback | 754 pages
- 156.7 x 233.7 x 40.1mm | 1,156.67g
- 09 Jun 1998
- Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
- Academic Press Inc
- San Diego, United States
- 2nd Revised edition
- b&w illustrations, index
Table of contents
Conceptual, Historical, and Research Aspects of Learning Disabilities: J.K. Torgesen, Learning Disabilities: A Historical and Conceptual Overview. G. Tindal, Assessment in Learning Disabilities with a Focus onCurriculum-Based Measurement. R. Conte, Attention Disorders. L. Swanson and J.B. Cooney, Learning Disabilities and Memory. V. Mann, Language Problems: A Key to Early Reading Problems. D.M. Willows, Visual Processes in Learning Disabilities. T. Bryan, Social Competence of Students with Learning Disabilities. D.L. Butler, Metacognition and Learning Disabilities. Assessment and Instructional Aspects of Learning Disabilities: L.M. Gelzheiser and D.M. Wood, Early Reading and Instruction. P.A. Alexander, R. Garner, C.T. Sperl, and V. Chou, Fostering Reading Competence in Students with Learning Disabilities. L.C. Moats, Reading, Spelling, and Writing Disabilities in the Middle Grades. S. Graham, K.R. Harris, C. MacArthur, and S. Schwartz, Writing Instruction. M. Mastropieri, T. Scruggs, and S. Chung, Instructional Interventions for Students with Mathematics Learning Disabilities. S. Vaughn, Social Competence of Students with LearningDisabilities: Interventions and Issues. J.B. Crockett and J.M. Kauffman, Classrooms for Students with Learning Disabilities: Realities, Dilemmas, and Recommendations for Service Delivery. A Life-Span Approach to Understanding Learning Disabilities: V. Berninger, Specific Reading and Writing Disabilities in Young Children: Assessment, Prevention, and Intervention. M.J. Larkin and E.S. Ellis, Adolescents with Learning Disabilities: Part I: Characteristics. E.S. Ellis and M.J. Larkin, Adolescents with Learning Disabilities: Part II: Interventions. P. Adelman and S. Vogel, Adults with Learning Disabilities. Subject Index. Author Index.
"@from:Praise for the First Edition Outstanding review of field of learning disabilities. Current, up-to-date, comprehensive. --Robert Sloat, TEXAS WOMAN'S UNIVERSITY Recent, comprehensive...excellent blend of research and practice. --Stephen Strichart, FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY Relevant topics and pertinent information. --Diane Connell, NOTRE DAME COLLEGE An excellent resource. --Edward J. Kameenai, UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA Wong has succeeded in providing detailed descriptions and comments within a book which covers a broad range of topics. Without exception the chapters are clearly written and accessible, and many provide the reader with challenging ideas and practical suggestions. Much of the text transfers easily to the more familiar context of the UK reader, and provides a welcome addition to the literature. --British Journal of Special Education, Vol. 26, Issue 1, March 1999