Learning Disabilities

Learning Disabilities

by Corinne Roth Smith
     
 
This fourth edition examines the characteristics of individuals with learning disabilities and how their success is mediated by the demands and attitudes of their families and school environments. The book takes an ecological perspective on learning disabilities. A focus on multicultural diversity issues is included in special sections throughout. It is written in a

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This fourth edition examines the characteristics of individuals with learning disabilities and how their success is mediated by the demands and attitudes of their families and school environments. The book takes an ecological perspective on learning disabilities. A focus on multicultural diversity issues is included in special sections throughout. It is written in a readable style with many anecdotes and over 45 personal vignettes contributed by individuals with learning disabilities, their parents, teachers, and psychologists. Topics to this new edition include: the concept of learning disabilities; causes of learning disabilities; task and setting contributors; academic development; social-emotional development; assessment; and more. Educators of students with learning disabilities.

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Booknews
Bringing together theory and research from child development, psychology, the medical sciences, and special and general education, this text presents a broad overview of the field learning disabilities. Emphasizing a multicultural approach and acknowledging the many differences of opinion within the field, the authors discuss: historical, definitional, identification, and prevalence issues; learner, task, and setting factors which contribute to disabilities; the development of academic skills, learning strategies, information- processing abilities, and social-emotional adjustments; assessment approaches and programming strategies of academic tasks; and finally, learning and behavior within the context of social networks. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780673391803
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley
Publication date:
01/28/1983

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