Incomplete Child: An Intellectual History of Learning Disabilities

Incomplete Child: An Intellectual History of Learning Disabilities

by Scot Danforth
     
 

ISBN-10: 143310170X

ISBN-13: 9781433101700

Pub. Date: 03/06/2009

Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated

With the passage of Public Law 94-142 in 1975, the learning disability construct gained national legitimacy. Feeding that political achievement, behind the very idea of a learning disability, was the development of a science that blended neurology, psychology, and education. This book tracks the historical creation of the science of learning disabilities, beginning

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With the passage of Public Law 94-142 in 1975, the learning disability construct gained national legitimacy. Feeding that political achievement, behind the very idea of a learning disability, was the development of a science that blended neurology, psychology, and education. This book tracks the historical creation of the science of learning disabilities, beginning with the clinical research with brain-injured World War I soldiers conducted by German physician Kurt Goldstein. It traces the growth of the two primary research traditions, the psycholinguistic theory of Samuel Kirk and the movement education of Newell Kephart, exploring how specific scientific orientations, theories, and practices led to the birth of the learning disability in the United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433101700
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/06/2009
Series:
Disability Studies in Education Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
301
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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