Dyslexia and Other Learning Difficulties: The Facts / Edition 2

Dyslexia and Other Learning Difficulties: The Facts / Edition 2

by Mark Selikowitz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0192626612

ISBN-13: 9780192626615

Pub. Date: 09/28/1998

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


This book is a clear and sympathetic guide to dyslexia and other learning difficulties - a subject that is often controversial and is of concern to many parents and teachers. Written by a developmental pediatrician, the book deals with difficulties in traditional academic areas such as reading, spelling, and arithmetic, as well as tackling more subtle conditions…  See more details below

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This book is a clear and sympathetic guide to dyslexia and other learning difficulties - a subject that is often controversial and is of concern to many parents and teachers. Written by a developmental pediatrician, the book deals with difficulties in traditional academic areas such as reading, spelling, and arithmetic, as well as tackling more subtle conditions such as clumsiness, social unease, and hyperactivity. It describes clearly what is known about these problems, incorporating current views and recent research into the explanation of the mental processes involved in learning. The helpful, practical information will aid parents' understanding of their children's difficulties, and advice on managing difficult behaviors is presented. The improvement of children's self-esteem is emphasized. Of further interest is a chapter on adults with persisting learning difficulties. This is the first comprehensive guide to the learning disorders. The encouraging approach and easy-to-read style will appeal particularly to parents, and will also be of value to professionals such as teachers, psychologists, and speech therapists who need an authoritative and up-to-date account of this important subject.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192626615
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Series:
Facts Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
159
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 4.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1Introduction1
1What are specific learning difficulties?3
2How a specific learning difficulty is diagnosed15
3Theories of causation32
4How parents can help - general principles43
Pt. 2Areas of learning53
5Reading55
6Spelling71
7Writing81
8Arithmetic94
9Language102
10Attention deficit disorder and sequential organization difficulties111
11Coordination and clumsiness120
12Social and emotional development126
13Controversial treatments139
14Adulthood146
Conclusion153
Appendix: Useful addresses154
Index155

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