Learning Disabilities: The Interaction of Learner, Task, and Setting / Edition 3

Learning Disabilities: The Interaction of Learner, Task, and Setting / Edition 3

by Corinne Roth Smith
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0205152279

ISBN-13: 9780205152278

Pub. Date: 01/01/1994

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205152278
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/1994
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.58(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

Each chapter concludes with "Summary."

I. THE CONCEPT OF LEARNING DISABILITIES.

1. History, Definition, and Prevalence.
Educational Philosophy and Practices.
Advocacy.
Research and Program Development.
Definition.
Identification Practices.
Prevalence of Learning Disabilities.

II. CAUSES OF LEARNING DISABILITIES.

2. Physiological Differences.
Brain Injury.
Structural Brain Differences.
Hereditary Factors.
Biochemical Irregularities, Attention Deficit Disorder and Hyperactivity.

3. Task and Setting Contributors.
Task-Based Contributors.
Setting-Based Contributors.
Implications for Assessment and Intervention.

4. Information-Processing Patterns in Learning Disabilities.
Visual-Perceptual Skills.
Phonological Processing and Language Skills.
Attention.
Motor Skills.
Implications for Assessment and Intervention.

III. THE LEARNER.

5. Academic Development.
The Primary Grades.
The Intermediate Grades.
The Middle and High School Years.
The Adult Years.

6. Learning Strategy and Information-Processing Development.
Attention, Memory, and Learning Strategies.
Visual-Perceptual, Motor, and Language Development.

7. Social-Emotional Development.
The Preschooler.
The Elementary School Student.
The Secondary School Student.
The Adult.

IV. THE TASK.

8. Assessment.
Assessment Purposes.
Models of Assessment.
Assessment Methods.
Multidimensional Assessment Approaches.
Assessment Domains.

9. Planning Educational Interventions.
Planning Individualized Instruction.
Adapting Instruction to Learner Ability and Style.
Defining and Coordinating Intervention Roles.
Developing Partnerships Between Special and General Education.

10. Instructional Strategies.
Preschool Programming.
Elementary School Programming.
Secondary School Programming.

V. THE SETTING.

11. The Family.
Families and Learning.
Family Adjustment.
Family Assessment.
Family Intervention.

12. The School.
Physical Characteristics.
Organizational Characteristics.
Human Characteristics.

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