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Learning About Learning Disabilities
Author : Po-Zen Wong,Bernice Wong
Publisher : Elsevier
Release Date : 2014-05-19
ISBN 10 : 1483295397
Pages : 540 pages
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This is the first textbook 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. Provides a balanced focus on both the conceptual and practical aspects of learning disabilities (LD)**The research covered is far more comprehensive and of greater depth than any other LD textbook**The work is distinctive in its treatment of such important areas as consultation skills and service delivery

Learning about Learning Disabilities
Author : Bernice Y. L. Wong
Publisher : San Diego ; Toronto : Academic Press
Release Date : 1998
ISBN 10 : 9780127625324
Pages : 754 pages
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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. Key Features * Provides a balanced focus on both the conceptual and practical aspects of learning disabilities (LD) * Research coverage more comprehensive and of greater depth than any other LD textbook * The work is distinctive in its treatment of such important areas as consultation skills and service delivery

Learning about Learning Disabilities
Author : Bernice Y. L. Wong
Publisher : San Diego ; Toronto : Academic Press
Release Date : 1991
ISBN 10 :
Pages : 643 pages
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This is the first textbook 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. Provides a balanced focus on both the conceptual and practical aspects of learning disabilities (LD)**The research covered is far more comprehensive and of greater depth than any other LD textbook**The work is distinctive in its treatment of such important areas as consultation skills and service delivery

Learning about Learning Disabilities
Author : Bernice Y. L. Wong,Deborah Butler
Publisher : Academic Press
Release Date : 2012
ISBN 10 : 0123884098
Pages : 447 pages
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Bernice Wong's Learning about Learning Disabilities was the first text to give equal attention to the intellectual, conceptual, and practical aspects of learning disabilities. The Third Edition of this popular title presents 80% new material, keeping the chapters up to date in this fast-moving field. With new contributors, and seven new chapters, coverage is both comprehensive and thorough, with three sections encompassing the research aspects of learning disabilities, the instructional aspects of learning disabilities, and the issues germane to different age ranges of the learning disabled: children, adolescents, and adults. Chapters summarizing research on learning disabilities include coverage of ADHD, memory, language processing, social competence, self-regulation, and brain structures as they apply to learning disabilities. Chapters focusing on instructional aspects of learning disabilities include coverage of teaching literacy, reading comprehension, writing, and mathematics. Readers will find Learning About Learning Disabilities, Third edition suitable for use as a reference source for researchers or a graduate level text. Reviews from previous editions: "An undergraduate text that strikes a careful balance between the intellectual (psychological) and practical aspects of learning disabilities." —BOOK NEWS, INC. "This text provides a balanced focus on both the conceptual and practical aspects of learning disabilities. Its research coverage is more comprehensive and of greater depth than any other LD textbook, and it is distinctive in its treatment of such important areas as consultation skills and service delivery." —CHILD ASSESSMENT NEWS "Learning About Learning Disabilities provides a broad overview of some important issues in relation to the education and development of pupils with learning disabilities... 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." —BRITISH JOURNAL OF SPECIAL EDUCATION * Provides a balanced focus on both the conceptual and the practical aspects of learning disabilities. * Research coverage more comprehensive and of greater depth than any other textbook about learning disabilities * The work is distinctive in its treatment of such important areas as consultation skills and service delivery

Learning Disability
Author : David Race
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2012-09-10
ISBN 10 : 1135260273
Pages : 256 pages
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The detailed study of learning disability features rarely in university courses. To a large extent this reflects the low value attributed by our society and its human services to people with learning difficulties. This unusual book, based on one of those rare courses, includes contributions from academic specialists, students and people with learning difficulties, all of whom have participated in the course. Its 'social approach' challenges the very idea of what should be taught about the subject of learning disability and who should teach it. Learning Disability - A Social Approach looks at how people's lives are affected by human services. It covers specific policy and service issues, different aspects of working with people and key debates. The unique insights gained from the combination of academic knowledge and real life experience make it a topical and thought-provoking text for anyone involved with learning disability - student, teacher, professional or policy maker.

The ABCs of Learning Disabilities
Author : Bernice Wong,Lorraine Graham,Maureen Hoskyn,Jeanette Berman
Publisher : Academic Press
Release Date : 2011-10-13
ISBN 10 : 9780080569024
Pages : 296 pages
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The ABCs of Learning Disabilities, Second Edition, discusses major research findings on learning disabilities in children, adolescents and adults in language, memory, social skills, self-regulation, reading, mathematics, and writing, with an additional chapter on assessment. This concise primer is intended for use as an undergraduate introductory text to the field. Written with an evenness of tone, breadth, and depth, the conveys an engaging style meant to encourage the beginning student to identify the “big picture and to be interested in conceptual issues as well as research findings. Undergraduate level text 90% new material Concise introduction to field Covers current concepts like removing the IQ-performance discrepancy formula in diagnosing learning disabilities New chapter on self-regulation and learning disabilities Whole school approach to social skills intervention

Diagnosing Learning Disorders, Third Edition
Author : Bruce F. Pennington,Lauren M. McGrath,Robin L. Peterson
Publisher : Guilford Publications
Release Date : 2020-11-29
ISBN 10 : 1462545947
Pages : 399 pages
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A definitive reference--now extensively revised with 70% new material--this book presents cutting-edge knowledge on how learning disorders develop and how to diagnose and treat them effectively. In addition to dyslexia and mathematics disabilities, the book covers speech and language disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorder, and intellectual disability. Accessibly written, it is grounded in genetics, neuroscience, and developmental neuropsychology. Clinicians and educators are guided to make sense of children's impairments and strengths and make sound diagnostic decisions. Best practices in intervention are reviewed. User-friendly features include case examples and summary tables in each disorder-specific chapter. New to This Edition *Revised throughout to reflect major theoretical, empirical, and technological advances. *Chapters on etiology, brain development, and comorbidity. *Chapters on DSM-5 diagnosis of specific learning disorder, evidence-based assessment, and achievement gaps.

Identification of Learning Disabilities
Author : Renee Bradley,Louis Danielson,Daniel P. Hallahan
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2002-12-18
ISBN 10 : 1135627630
Pages : 888 pages
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Identification of Learning Disabilities: Research to Practice is the remarkable product of a learning disabilities summit conference convened by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) in August 2001 and the activities following that summit. Both the conference and this book were seen as important preludes to congressional reauthorization of the historic Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) scheduled for 2002 and subsequent decision making surrounding implementation. The OSEP conference brought together people with different perspectives on LD (parents, researchers, practitioners, and policymakers) and resulted in this book, which examines the research on nine key issues concerning the identification of children with learning disabilities. Coverage includes alternative responses to treatment, classification approaches, processing deficit models, and approaches to decision making. Chapter Structure-- Each of the first nine chapters is organized around a lengthy, issue-oriented paper, which presents the most current research on that topic. These primary papers are then followed by four respondent papers that reflect a variety of viewpoints on the topic. Summarizing Chapter -- A small group of researchers (listed in the final chapter) dedicated an enormous amount of time to summarizing the research and developing key consensus statements regarding the identification of children with learning disabilities. Their work is sure to have a tremendous impact on future discussions in this area. Expertise-- The following well-known scholars have helped summarize the vast amount of research presented in this book as well as the consensus statements derived therefrom: Lynne Cook, Don Deshler, Doug Fuchs, Jack M. Fletcher, Frank Gresham, Dan Hallahan, Joseph Jenkins, Kenneth Kavale, Barbara Keogh, Margo Mastopieri, Cecil Mercer, Dan Reschley, Rune Simeonsson, Joe Torgesen, Sharon Vaughn, and Barbara Wise.

Learning Disabilities, Second Edition
Author : Jack M. Fletcher,G. Reid Lyon,Lynn S. Fuchs,Marcia A. Barnes
Publisher : Guilford Publications
Release Date : 2018-09-18
ISBN 10 : 1462536417
Pages : 418 pages
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Reviewing the state of the science of learning disabilities (LDs) and describing effective educational practices, this authoritative volume has been significantly revised and expanded with more than 70% new material. Foremost LD experts identify effective principles of assessment and instruction within the framework of multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS). With a focus on what works in the classroom, the book explores the full range of reading, mathematics, and writing disabilities. It synthesizes knowledge from neuropsychology, cognitive neuroscience, and special and general education. Illustrations include eight color plates. As a special supplement, a chapter on the history of the LD field from the first edition is provided at the companion website. New to This Edition *Heightened emphasis on intervention, including significant new developments in reading comprehension and math. *Reflects major scientific advances in understanding LDs. *Chapter on principles of effective instruction and MTSS. *Chapter on automaticity in reading, math, and writing. *Chapter on challenges in real-world implementation of evidence-based practices. *Chapter on the validity of the LD construct.

Teaching Students With Learning Disabilities
Author : Roger Pierangelo,George Giuliani
Publisher : Corwin Press
Release Date : 2008-05-29
ISBN 10 : 1452210519
Pages : 192 pages
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The authors include a complete glossary of terms, plus guidelines for academic instruction, behavioral interventions, classroom accommodations, placement options, assessments, and transition services for students with LD.

Handbook of Learning Disabilities, First Edition
Author : H. Lee Swanson,Karen R. Harris,Steve Graham
Publisher : Guilford Press
Release Date : 2005-11-30
ISBN 10 : 9781593853037
Pages : 587 pages
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This comprehensive handbook reviews the major theoretical, methodological, and instructional advances that have occurred in the field of learning disabilities over the last 20 years. With contributions from leading researchers, the volume synthesizes a vast body of knowledge on the nature of learning disabilities, their relationship to basic psychological and brain processes, and how students with these difficulties can best be identified and treated. Findings are reviewed on ways to support student performance in specific skill areas--including language arts, math, science, and social studies--as well as general principles of effective instruction that cut across academic domains.

Rethinking Learning Disabilities
Author : Deborah P. Waber
Publisher : Guilford Press
Release Date : 2011-09-06
ISBN 10 : 1462503349
Pages : 241 pages
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Experts have yet to reach consensus about what a learning disability is, how to determine if a child has one, and what to do about it. Leading researcher and clinician Deborah Waber offers an alternative to the prevailing view of learning disability as a problem contained within the child. Instead, she shows how learning difficulties are best understood as a function of the developmental interaction between the child and the world. Integrating findings from education, developmental psychology, and cognitive neuroscience, she offers a novel approach with direct practical implications. Detailed real-world case studies illustrate how this approach can promote positive outcomes for children who struggle in school.