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The ABCs of Learning Disabilities. Edition No. 2

  • ID: 1764214
  • Book
  • 296 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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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

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1: Learning Disabilities: From Past to Present
2: Language and Learning Disabilities
3: Working Memory and Learning Disabilities
4: Social Dimensions of Learning Disabilities
5: Self-Regulation and Learning Disabilities
6: Assessment for Learning
7: Reading
8: Mathematics
9: Writing Instruction
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Wong, Bernice
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.
Graham, Lorraine
Hoskyn, Maureen
Berman, Jeanette
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