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Overview

Learning and behavioral disabilities have been identified all over the world. However, how these disabilities are manifested, and how they are studied and understood may vary greatly from country to country, based upon differing social, or cultural, or economic considerations. In today's shrinking world, international perspectives on these issues are of increasing importance. In this volume, international research in learning and behavioral disorders is described and evaluated. Chapters in this volume provide discussions of research relevant to a number of international settings, including Norway, Italy, the United Kingdom, Argentina, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Greece, and the United States. In this volume, internationally-prominent authors discuss their research in a wide variety of domains, including working memory and early mathematics, reading disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, social abilities and communication disorders, hearing impairments, mathematical disabilities, motivational orientations, measurement of socio-cultural level, ecological perspectives on social behavior, and students with disabilities in international schools. This book is intended for interested professionals and practitioners; researchers in learning and behavioral disabilities; and graduate students in psychology, education, and special education, particularly those interested in international perspectives in the study of learning and behavioral disabilities.
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Table of Contents

List of Contributors ix

Working Memory and Early Mathematics: Possibilities for Early Identification of Mathematics Learning Disabilities Evelyn H. Kroesbergen Bernadette A. M. Van de Rijt Johannes E. H. Van Luit 1

Reading Development and Reading Disabilities: Focus on Norway Solveig-Alma H. Lyster 21

Ecological Perspectives on Student Behaviour: Why Teachers in Training Need to See the Bigger Picture Julian G. Elliott 57

Reading Comprehension Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities Sheri Berkeley 79

Goal Orientations and Classroom Goal Structures as Predictors of Classroom Behaviors for Greek Students with and Without Learning Difficulties: Clarifying the Differential Role of Motivational Orientations Georgios D. Sideridis 101

Parenting Stress in Families of Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: The Impact of Adhd Subtype and Oppositional Defiant Disorder Comorbidity Ana Miranda Rafaela Marco Dolores Grau 139

The Problem of Measuring Socio-Cultural Level in Psychological Research Alessandra Coscarelli Giulia Balboni Roberto Cubelli 163

Students with Mathematical Disabilities in Belgium: From Definition, Classification and Assessment to Sticordi Devices Annemie Desoete 181

Adhd at Five: A Diagnosis-Intervention Program Anna Maria Re Cesare Cornoldi 223

Evaluation of Social Abilities in Educational Contexts: A Challenge for Students with Communication Difficulties Monica Elisabeth Castilla 241

Focus on International Schools: Serving Students with Learning Disabilities Beverly D. Shaklee 265

The Development of Numerical Intelligence in Preschool Children with Cochlear Implants: A Hypothesis onMathematical, Verbal, and Non-Verbal Cognitive Competence Daniela Lucangeli Elisabetta Genovese Marco Gubernale Silvia Cabrele Daniele Manzoni 285

Co-Teaching in Inclusive Classrooms: Results of Qualitative Research from the United States, Canada, and Australia Kimberly A. McDuffie Thomas E. Scruggs Margo A. Mastropieri 311

Subject Index 339

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