Learning Disabilities

Overview

The Compact Research series offers a concise, relevant, and conveniently organized collection of information covering a variety of topics including illegal immigration and deforestation to diseases such as anorexia and meningitis. Each book introduces a timely topic in a tightly organized format to hold readers' interest. Lively objective overviews, primary source quotes, and illustrated facts and statistics present an inviting full-color and user-friendly format.

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Overview

The Compact Research series offers a concise, relevant, and conveniently organized collection of information covering a variety of topics including illegal immigration and deforestation to diseases such as anorexia and meningitis. Each book introduces a timely topic in a tightly organized format to hold readers' interest. Lively objective overviews, primary source quotes, and illustrated facts and statistics present an inviting full-color and user-friendly format.

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Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Summer Hayes
Compact is the key word in this series addressing timely and often controversial subjects relevant to today's students. These brief but informational titles follow an identical format that includes a subject overview; four broad topical questions explored through primary source quotes, statistics, and illustrations; and a chronology. Sources for further research are also included. Learning Disabilities sheds much-needed light on this frequently misunderstood subject, conveying the complexity of the learning disabilities spectrum, the limited knowledge of causes, and how those affected cope with their disabilities. Real-life stories put a personal face on learning disabilities, and care is taken to address the distinction between learning disabilities and ADHD. Despite the controversial subjects addressed in this series, the text remains neutral in tone and unbiased in content, allowing students to draw their own conclusions. The straightforward style and clarity of language make this series appropriate for all readers, but the generous illustrations will be especially appealing to reluctant researchers. Reviewer: Summer Hayes
School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up—"The science and nutritional elements of food, their role in the human body, and their impact on our health" are explored in this series. Each film provides an excellent overview of the topic, allowing students ample opportunity for note taking. Viewers learn about the nutritional elements of food, their importance to our bodies, how they are processed, their dietary sources, their benefits to our health, and more. The narration is accompanied by live-action footage, animation, and graphics to illustrate the concepts. However, the only voice heard is the narrator presenting a constant stream of information. The occasional use of experts and young people and the interjection of some humor would have added interest and better engaged viewers. However, the informative content makes the series useful for science and health classes.—Barbara Fecteau, Beverly High School, MA
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Table of Contents

Foreword 6

Learning Disabilities at a Glance 8

Overview 10

What Are Learning Disabilities? 22

Primary Source Quotes 29

Facts and Illustrations 32

What Causes Learning Disabilities? 36

Primary Source Quotes 43

Facts and Illustrations 46

Can People Overcome Learning Disabilities? 51

Primary Source Quotes 58

Facts and Illustrations 61

Can Learning Disabilities Be Cured? 65

Primary Source Quotes 72

Facts and Illustrations 75

Key People and Advocacy Groups 80

Chronology 82

Related Organizations 84

For Further Research 88

Source Notes 90

List of Illustrations 92

Index 93

About the Author 96

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