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This volume has two purposes. The first is to summarize, substantiate, and extend current knowledge on the development of children with high incidence disabilities—most notably, learning disabilities, behavioral disorders, and mild mental retardation. The second is to honor the career of Professor Barbara K. Keogh and her contributions to the developmental study of children with high incidence disabilities. Internationally recognized for her accomplishments, Keogh is esteemed for her originality and clarity of ...

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Developmental Perspectives on Children With High-incidence Disabilities

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Overview

This volume has two purposes. The first is to summarize, substantiate, and extend current knowledge on the development of children with high incidence disabilities—most notably, learning disabilities, behavioral disorders, and mild mental retardation. The second is to honor the career of Professor Barbara K. Keogh and her contributions to the developmental study of children with high incidence disabilities. Internationally recognized for her accomplishments, Keogh is esteemed for her originality and clarity of thought. For nearly forty years, she has set an extraordinary model of analytic rigor combined with a kind and generous manner that inspires, supports, and sets an exacting standard of scholarship. The contributing authors to this volume represent only a fraction of the students and scholars touched by her distinguished career.

In conceiving this volume, the editors sought to represent the topics, problems, and issues to which Keogh has devoted herself. They invited chapters that summarize what is known about the high incidence handicapping conditions that her research has mainly addressed and sought to reflect the probing, questioning style that she brings to her own work. Researchers, policymakers, and graduate students in special education and associated disciplines who seek to stay current will find this volume crucial reading.

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Preface
Pt. I Developmental Foundations and Extensions
1 Three Parallels Between the Development of Special Education and the Career of Professor Keogh 3
2 Risk and Protective Factors in the Lives of Children With High-Incidence Disabilities 15
3 Temperament: Developmental Perspectives 33
4 Family Life Is More Than Managing Crisis: Broadening the Agenda of Research on Families Adapting to Childhood Disability 55
5 The Self-Concept and Friendships of Students With Learning Disabilities: A Developmental Perspective 81
Pt. II Diagnosis, Classification, and Intervention
6 Utility of Current Diagnostic Categories for Research and Practice 111
7 Identifying Children at Risk for Antisocial Behavior: The Case for Comorbidity 135
8 Reading Disabilities 157
9 Metacognition in Writing 183
10 Performance Assessment Using Complex Tasks: Implications for Children With High-Incidence Disabilities 199
Pt. III Policy
11 Confusing Each With All: A Policy Warning 223
12 Knowledge Versus Policy in Special Education 245
13 Programmatic Research in Learning Disabilities 261
Pt. IV Biographical
14 Multiple Perspectives on the Career of Professor Barbara K. Keogh 275
Author Index 291
Subject Index 303
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