Introduction to Learning Disabilities / Edition 1by Daniel P. Hallahan
Pub. Date: 12/28/1995
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Mariann W. TilleryHigh Point University
"This textbook does a
thorough job of covering learning disabilities. It is well organized and I feel that the students would enjoy reading this textbook. Current changes and trends in the field are clearly explained in the textbook. The case studies are a definite plus
Mariann W. TilleryHigh Point University
the authors have done a great job putting current issues and changes in the field of LD into this textbook."
Monica A. LambertAppalachian State University
The characteristics of people with learning disabilities.
The causes of learning disabilities
The most reliable educational interventions for students with LD.
Students will enjoy reading this clearly written, well-organized text, which strikes a perfect balance between foundational information and practical tools that educators can readily use with students.
New! Chapter 3Eligibility focuses on the laws, definitions, identification, and eligibility topics related to learning disabilities.
New! Chapter 9Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder- ADHD
New! Chapter 15Participation in General Education Classrooms for Students with Learning Disabilities considers the student with learning disability in the general education classroom, including information about planning for, accommodating, and adapting instruction.
New! Case Studies: Shannon and Jamal are introduced in Chapter One and referenced throughout the book. Their stories realistically address questions parents, students, and teachers face, and illustrate how teaching techniquesand strategies relate to the needs of a specific child.
New! "Focus on: Do Now Activities" provide quick, easy-to-apply strategies, techniques, and activities for immediate use and reference; great for beginning teachers.
The CEC Standards Connection:
- CEC Knowledge & Skills Overviews open each chapter.
- CEC Knowledge Check Margin Notes tie text material to CEC Common Core and Disability-Specific Knowledge and Skills statements.
- CEC Portfolio-Building Activities guide students in documenting the CEC knowledge and skills they've acquired.
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Table of Contents1. Basic Concepts.
What Are Individuals with Learning Disabilities Like?
Why Is It Important to Understand Learning Disabilities?
Why Are Learning Disabilities Controversial?
How Many People Have Learning Disabilities?
Who Works with People Who Have Learning Disabilities.
Can Learning Disabilities Be Overcome?
2. Causes of Learning Disabilities.
What Causes Learning Disabilities?
How Does the Brain Function?
How Can We Infer Neurological Dysfunction?
What Factors Contribute to Neurological Dysfunction?
What Factors Should Educators Keep in Mind Regarding Causes?
What Laws Govern the Delivery of Special Education?
How Is Special Education Defined?
How is Learning Disability Defined in IDEA?
What is the Traditional Eligibility Process?
What is an Alternative Eligibility Process?
What is the Individualized Education Program?
4. Parents and Families.
How Have Professionals' Views of Parents Changed?
What Treatment Models Are Used with Families?
What Are Some Current Trends in American Family Life?
What is the Family's Role?
How Can Communication be Enhanced between the Family and Professionals?
5. Prevention and Intervention in Early Childhood.
How Can Learning Disabilities Be Prevented?
How Are Learning Disabilities Identified in Infancy and Early Childhood?
How Is Early Childhood Intervention Provided?
What Are Some Trends in Early Childhood Education?
6. Transition Programming in Adolescence andAdulthood.
What Are Learning Disability Outcomes Across the Life Span?
What Transition Programs and Services are Available?
How Are Students with Learning Disabilities Prepared for College?
How Can Students with Learning Disabilities Succeed in College?
How can Students with Learning Disabilities Prepare for the Work World?
How Can Employers Encourage Success for Adults with Learning Disabilities?
How Can Employees with Learning Disabilities Succeed in the Workplace?
7. Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Problems.
What is the Link between Learning Disabilities and Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Problems?
What Are The Major Causes of Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Problems?
How Should We Address the Characteristics of Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Problems?
What Are The Main Educational Methods Used for Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Problems?
What Is The New Medical Model?
8. Cognition, Metacognition, and Memory in Students with Learning Disabilities.
Has Self-Regulation Always Been of Interest?
How Can We Explain Learning and Memory?
What Do We Know about the Learning and Memory of Students with Learning Disabilities?
How Can Learning, Memory, and Motivation Needs Be Addressed?
9. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
What Are The Links Between Learning Disabilities and Attention Problems?
What Are The Historical Origins of ADHD?
What is Today's Definition of ADHD?
What is the Prevalence of ADHD?
How Is ADHD Assessed?
What Are the Behavioral Characteristics of Persons with ADHD?
What Is the Role of Medication for Persons with ADHD?
10. Educational Approaches.
What Conceptual Models Have Been Described?
Why Is it Important for Teachers to Know What Research Says About Effective Practices?
How Are Educational Approaches Different, and How Are They Similar?
11. Students Who Experience Difficulties with Spoken Language.
What Is Communication?
Are Language Problems Common in Learning Disabilities?
How Does One Study Language?
Major Elements of Language and Their Development.
Characteristics of students with Learning Disabilities in Spoken Language.
How are Spoken Language Abilities Assessed?
How Can Oral Language Problems be Addressed?
12. Students Who Experience Difficulties with Reading.
What is Reading?
What Are the Major Elements of Reading?
What Problems Do Students with Learning Disabilities Have in Reading?
How Is Reading Performance Assessed?
How Common Are Reading Problems in Learning Disabilities?
How Can Instruction Help Prevent Reading Disabilities?
How Can Instruction Help Remediate Learning Disabilities in Reading.
13. Students Who Experience Difficulties with Writing.
What Handwriting Problems do Students Experience?
How Is Handwriting Performance Assessed.
What Interventions Can Help with Handwriting Difficulties?
What Spelling Problems Do Students Experience?
How Is Spelling Performance Assessed?
What Interventions Help Students' Spelling Difficulties?
What Composition Problems Do Students Experience?
How Is Composition Performance Assessed?
What Interventions Help Students with Composition Difficulties?
14. Students Who Experience Difficulties with Mathematics.
How Does Mathematical Knowledge Develop Normally?
What Problems in Mathematics Do Students Experience?
How Are Mathematics Abilities Assessed?
What Interventions Help Students with Mathematics Difficulties?
15. Participation in General Education Classrooms for Students with Learning Disabilities.
Legal Mandates for Placement.
How Do Students with LD Receive Special Education Services in General Education Classrooms?
How Can Placement and Instructional Decisions Be Made?
What Are Modifications for Students with Learning Disabilities in General Education?
What Are Effective Instructional Practices for Students with Learning Disabilities in General Education Classrooms?
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