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Learning About Learning Disabilities. Edition No. 4
Elsevier Science and Technology, September 2012, Pages: 464
Learning about Learning Disabilities, 4e continues to provide equal attention to the intellectual, conceptual, and practical aspects of learning disabilities. The Fourth Edition of this popular title presents 80% new material, keeping the chapters up to date in this fast-moving field. With new contributors, and 11 new chapters, coverage is both comprehensive and thorough, encompassing the classification and identification of learning disabilities, learning disabilities in reading, writing, math, and social studies, interventions, and the issues germane to different age ranges of the learning disabled: children, adolescents, and adults. Readers will find Learning About Learning Disabilities, Fourth Edition suitable for use as a reference source for researchers or as a graduate level text.
Reviews of previous editions:
"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 "... 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
- Learning Disabilities occur in 20% of the population. Three million children in the US have a learning disability and receive special education in school.
- 30% of children with learning disabilities drop out of high school, and 48% of those with learning disabilities are out of the workforce or unemployed.
- Discusses different types of learning disabilities including problems with attention, memory, language, math, reading, and writing
- Encompasses the impact of LD on learning as well as social competence and self-regulation
- Provides research summaries on most effective ways to teach children with LD
- Encompasses a lifespan perspective on LD, discussing the impact on children, adolescents, and adults
Classification and identification of Learning Disabilities
Jack M. fletcher
Learning Disabilities and Memory
H. Lee Swason and Danielle Stomel
Brain and Behavioral Response to Intervention for Specific Reading, Writing and math Disabilities: What Works for Whom?
Virginia W. Berninger and Michael Dunn
Social Relationships: The 4th R
Judith Wiener and Victoria Timmermanis
Self-Regulation Among Students with LD and ADHD
Robert R. Reid, Karen R. Harris, Steven Graham and Marcia Rock
Reading Interventions for Students in Early Primary Grades
Sylvia Linan-thompson and Jeremy Miciak
Highlights in Reading Comprehension Intervention Research for Students with learning Disabilities
Linda H. Mason and Jessica L. Hagaman
Instructional Interventions for Students with Mathematics Learning Disabilities
Margo A. Mastropieri, Thomas E. Scruggs, Clara Hauth, and Dannette Allen-Bronaugh
Charles A. MacArthur, Zoi Philippakos, Steve Graham, and Karen Harris
Assessment and Interventions for English Language Learners with Learning Disabilities
Esther Geva and Katherine Herbert
Improving Outcomes for Adolescents with Learning Disabilities
Patricia Sampson Graner and Donald D. Deshler
Effective Instruction for History and the Social Studies: What Works for Students with Learning Disabilities
Susan De La Paz
Navigating the Postsecondary Landscape
John G. Freeman, Allyson Harrison and Ena Holtermann with Ingrid Jackson and Todd Cunningham
Special Education Curriculum in an Era of High Standards
Included, but Underserved: Rediscovering Special Education for Students with Learning Disabilities
Jean B. Crockett, Elizabeth A. Filippi and Cheryl L. Morgan
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.
Butler, Deborah L.
Dr. Deborah L. Butler is Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia. She was awarded a PhD in Educational Psychology from Simon Fraser University in 1993. Since joining UBC in 1994, Dr. Butler has written over 30 refereed articles and book chapters for major journals or highly influential books, presented 60 refereed papers at international or national conferences, produced literally 100's of research reports with teachers, district-level administrators, and/or governments, and been invited to serve as a keynote or featured speaker across North America and internationally. Her research focuses on understanding and fostering strategic, goal-directed engagement, teacher professional development, research methods, inclusive and special education, and teaching and learning processes.