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Learning Disabilities (Social Issues Firsthand)
Learning Disabilities (Social Issues Firsthand)
By: Sharon Gunten (Editor)

This edited collection of articles gives the human side of the social issue of learning disabilities. Personal perspectives movingly describe family life, education and work. Experts write about diagnosis and definition of learning disabilities.

Learning Disabilities A to Z
Learning Disabilities A to Z
By: Corinne Smith, Lisa Strick

This book is about helping youngsters with learning disabilities hold onto their dreams. It is also about helping their mothers and fathers negotiate the maze of challenges that so often leaves parents and students alike feeling overwhelmed and helpless. Writing with warmth and compassion Corinne Smith and Lisa Strick explain the causes, identification, and treatment of learning disabilities and present a wealth of practical strategies for helping youngsters become successful both in and out of the classroom.

Learning Disabilities and Challenging Behaviors
Learning Disabilities and Challenging Behaviors
By: Nancy Mather, Sam Goldstein

This book uses the Building Blocks model. The Building Blocks model is practical, supported by research, and easy to implement. It identifies ten areas important to school success (the building blocks), divided into three levels:

  1. the foundational level includes attention and impulse control, emotion and behavior, self-esteem, and learning environment blocks
  2. the symbolic processing and memory level contains the visual, auditory, and motor skills blocks
  3. the conceptual level comprises using strategies and thinking with language and images

Learning Disabilities and Life Stories
Learning Disabilities and Life Stories
By: Pano Rodis, Andrew Garrod , Mary Lynn Boscardin

This anthology is comprised of two major components: thirteen full-length, autobiographical essays written by persons with learning disabilities and five analytical chapters written by education and psychology scholars. Speaking in terms alternately intimate and analytical, the autobiographical essays each tell of a sustained personal encounter with the challenges and mysteries of living with a learning disability. But these autobiographies are not merely personal, concerned solely with their writers' private lives. Rather, they are also in various ways consciously analytical, offering astute critical readings of culture and society. The scholarly essays are written by such noted educators and psychologists as Lisa Delpit, Robert Kegan, and Janet Lerner. For any educator or parent of students with learning disabilities.

Learning Disabilities Information for Teens
Learning Disabilities Information for Teens
By: Sandra A. Lawton

This book provides information about the different kinds of learning disabilities, the common signs of learning disabilities, what causes learning disabilities, how they are diagnosed, and other disabilities and chronic conditions that affect learning. It provides information on academic issues, living with a learning disability, and legal rights available to people with learning disabilities. Resources for additional help and information are also included.

Learning Disabilities, Literacy, and Adult Education
Learning Disabilities, Literacy, and Adult Education
By: Susan A. Vogel (Editor), Stephen Reder (Editor)

This book focuses on adults with severe learning disabilities (LD) and the educators who work with them. In this volume, experts in the fields of learning disabilities and adult literacy describe the characteristics, demographics, and educational and employment status of adults with LD and discuss the laws that protect them in the workplace and in educational settings. Combining cutting-edge research findings with firsthand instructional expertise, the authors examine the various screening procedures used to identify learning disabilities, present a range of instructional strategies and staff development programs for teaching literacy skills to adults, and showcase exemplary programs that assist adults with LD to find the right job and to be successful.

Learning Disabilities/ADHD and the Law in Higher Education and Employment
Learning Disabilities/ADHD and the Law in Higher Education and Employment
By: Peter Latham (Editor), Patricia H. Latham

This 2007 book covers key legal topics — Who is a person with a disability under the ADA and Rehabilitation Act? What accommodations are required? What documentation is necessary? How do the ADA and RA apply in higher education and in the workplace? What are the courts deciding? What about state law? How to advocate for your position?

Learning Disabilities: Characteristics, Identification, and Teaching Strategies
Learning Disabilities: Characteristics, Identification, and Teaching Strategies
By: William N. Bender

Learning Disabilities makes the connection between the characteristics of students with learning disabilities and the classroom tested instructional strategies that work in class. With up-to-date content, this practical guide offers insight into practical educational concerns from a teacher's perspective, while covering the relevant scholarship to best prepare your students for working with these students.

Learning Disabilities: Foundations, Characteristics, and Effective Teaching
Learning Disabilities: Foundations, Characteristics, and Effective Teaching
By: Daniel P. Hallahan, John W. Lloyd , James M. Kauffman , Margaret P. Weiss , Elizabeth A. Martinez

The prevalence of learning disabilities has provoked both the growth of research into the field and the development of educational interventions to assist those with learning disabilities. This book's aim is to present the current state of this research and intervention ideas and programs. It includes updated material on the 1997 re-authorization of IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) and expanded coverage of ADHD and its relationship to learning disabilities. This book presents the latest information on the characteristics of persons with learning disabilities, the causes of their problems, and educational interventions to help them succeed in school and at work. The book is research-based, user-friendly, and practical. Teachers and educational administrators.

*This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Learning Disabilities: From Identification to Intervention
Learning Disabilities: From Identification to Intervention
By: Jack Fletcher, G. Reid Lyon , Marcia Barnes
The Guilford Press
(2006)

This book addresses classification, assessment, and intervention for a range of disabilities involved in reading, mathematics, and written expression. With a focus on exploring the evolving scientific base of the field, as well as establishing effective educational practices, this book will serve as an essential text and an indispensable resource for school psychologists, neuropsychologists, special educators, and others who work with struggling learners.

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