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

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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.

Incl. prevalence of learning disabilities, task & setting contributors, planning educational interventions etc

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A textbook primarily for students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate introductory learning disabilities courses. It contrasts the learning and behavior of children, teenagers, and adults with learning disabilities with normal patterns of development, bringing together theory and research from child development, psychology, the medical sciences, and special and general education. This edition (2nd ed., 1991) expands the number of illustrations of student work, and adds simulations to help readers gain some notion of what it may be like to experience a learning disability. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205152278
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/1994
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 640
  • Product dimensions: 7.25 (w) x 9.58 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 The Concept of Learning Disabilities
Ch. 1 History, Definition, and Prevalence 1
Pt. 2 Causes of Learning Disabilities
Ch. 2 Physiological Differences 52
Ch. 3 Task and Setting Contributors 88
Ch. 4 Information-Processing Patterns in Learning Disabilities 116
Pt. 3 The Learner
Ch. 5 Academic Development 141
Ch. 6 Learning Strategy and Information-Processing Development 191
Ch. 7 Social-Emotional Development 237
Pt. 4 The Task
Ch. 8 Assessment 281
Ch. 9 Planning Educational Interventions 318
Ch. 10 Instructional Strategies 363
Pt. 5 The Setting
Ch. 11 The Family 430
Ch. 12 The School 458
Summary 494
References 495
Name Index 549
Subject Index 569
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2000

    REALLY IS A TO Z! Everything You Want to Know!

    This is book is so concise and informative--from child to adult--while still being readable without a PhD. Every mother with an LD child should read it. My 14 year old daughter was just diagnosed with unusual/unlikely LD's. You will recognize your child somewhere between the covers of this book. In the middle of a lonely night while everyone was asleep, I cried when I saw my child's life/actions in this book (and we had not recognized the signs before). I laughed with relief when I found I was not alone in this abyss and there are things that CAN be done. So many books with undecipherable information. So few books to tell you need the info you want. Everything is here. It has given me incentive for a game plan.

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