Children's Learning Difficultie

Overview

Many children experience difficulties in learning. These difficulties may be specific, as occurs when a child experiences problems with some particular task such as reading, or they can be more general, as occurs when learning is slower than normal across a range of tasks. In this book Julie Dockrell and John McShane aim to give a clear account of learning difficulties, linking the theoretical with the practical in an accessible framework.

A central theme of the book is the role...

See more details below
Paperback
$58.33
BN.com price
(Save 14%)$67.95 List Price
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (17) from $1.99   
  • New (5) from $52.10   
  • Used (12) from $1.99   
Sending request ...

Overview

Many children experience difficulties in learning. These difficulties may be specific, as occurs when a child experiences problems with some particular task such as reading, or they can be more general, as occurs when learning is slower than normal across a range of tasks. In this book Julie Dockrell and John McShane aim to give a clear account of learning difficulties, linking the theoretical with the practical in an accessible framework.

A central theme of the book is the role that cognitive factors play in learning difficulties. What impedes a child's progress in acquiring new knowledge? Why are children with learning difficulties impoverished in their use of strategies? How do children with learning difficulties differ from children developing without such problems? The authors argue that in order both to assess a child's problems and to design successful intervention programs it is essential to have an understanding of the demands placed on a child's cognitive system and the abilities of that system to deal with these demands They go on to describe the skills and strategies children need in order to read, spell, talk and use arithmetic; they show how to assess what missing skills and techniques lie behind learning difficulties, and discuss techniques which can be used to correct and compensate for these problems. Throughout the authors aim to give practitioners a way, based in theory, of evaluating and tackling the problems facing any given child.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This book is clearly written and considers both specific learning difficulties in language, reading and number as well as more general learning difficulties. One of the book's strengths is that it is fairly self-contained with essential background information on psychological theory being provided. However, I would also recommend the book to others who want an up-to-date, informed and comprehensive account of learning difficulties experienced by many children either on a temporary or permanent basis." Vicky Lewis, British Journal of Developmental Psychology
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631170174
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/28/1993
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Julie Dockrell is Lecturer in the Department of Social Psychology at the London School of Economics.

John McShane was previously Reader in Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire. He died tragically two weeks after having completed checking the proofs of this book.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

1. Understanding Learning Difficulties: A Cognitive frame of Reference.

2. Assessing Learning Difficulties.

3. Specific Difficulties with Language.

4. Specific Difficulties with Reading.

5. Specific Difficulties with Number.

6. Mild, Moderate and Severe Learning Difficulties.

Principles of Intervention.

References.

Index of Authors.

Index of Subjects.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)