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From the PublisherReview of the 1st Edition:
"The book is an excellent potential text for any undergraduate or beginning graduate class on learning disabilities."
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
Audience: Undergraduate students in learning disabilities courses. Academics and researchers in educational and cognitive psychology.
|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|