The ABCs of Learning Disabilities / Edition 2

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Overview

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.

* 90% new material
* Covers current concepts like removing the IQ-performance discrepancy formula in diagnosing learning disabilities
* Includes a new chapter on self-regulation and learning disabilities
* Presents the whole school approach to social skills intervention

Audience: Undergraduate students in learning disabilities courses. Academics and researchers in educational and cognitive psychology.

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Editorial Reviews

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Review of the 1st Edition:
"The book is an excellent potential text for any undergraduate or beginning graduate class on learning disabilities."
--Contemporary Psychology
Booknews
An undergraduate text introducing the concepts central to understanding learning disabilities and reviewing research findings, assessment, and remediation. Wong (editor, Learning about Learning Disabilities) comprehensively defines the field of learning disability study beginning with its history (its recognized birth date is only 1963), characteristics of children with various learning challenges such as ADHD, the function of memory in learning, the meaning of metacognition, and specific strategies used to challenge problems in reading, computation, and writing. Includes diagrams and charts. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780123725530
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 3/14/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 6.34 (w) x 9.03 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Meet the Author

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.
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Table of Contents

Preface
1 History of Learning Disabilities
2 Defining Learning Disabilities
3 An Overview on Subtyping Research in Learning Disabilities
4 Research on Memory Processes in Children with Learning Disabilities
5 Social Aspects of Learning Disabilities
6 Metacognition and Learning Disabilities
7 Informal Assessment of Reading Problems
8 Arithmetic and Mathematics and Students with Learning Disabilities
9 Assessment and Instruction of Writing Skills
10 Epilogue
Index
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