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Exclusively written for teenagers and young adults dealing with a wide variety of learning disabilities_including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), dyscalculia, and dyslexia_this accessible resource offers the tools for taking a proactive role in identifying, understanding and overcoming the obstacles facing teens with learning disabilities. Learning Disabilities provides a clear and informative overview of the most common disabilities. Appealing to teenagers with its easy-to-read format and ...
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Learning Disabilities: The Ultimate Teen Guide

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Overview

Exclusively written for teenagers and young adults dealing with a wide variety of learning disabilities_including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), dyscalculia, and dyslexia_this accessible resource offers the tools for taking a proactive role in identifying, understanding and overcoming the obstacles facing teens with learning disabilities. Learning Disabilities provides a clear and informative overview of the most common disabilities. Appealing to teenagers with its easy-to-read format and positive tips for success, the book also teaches students how to advocate for themselves, informing them of their rights under law both during the school years and after high school graduation. Assistive technology that can help students improve their learning abilities such as Optical Character Recognition (OCR) systems, screen reading software, books on tape, electronic notebooks, and other tools that aid student learning are covered. The most recent research on brain structure and function, and the role they play in learning disabilities is presented, as well as a step-by-step guide to test reports, so that teens can understand how their disabilities are diagnosed. Gathering information from students, high school guidance counselors, and from medical and other professionals, authors Paquette and Tuttle also show teens they are not alone in their struggles, profiling famous people that also have learning disabilities.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780585455358
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/2003
  • Series: It Happened to Me Series , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 312
  • Sales rank: 1,412,423
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Penny Hutchins Paquette is an educational writer, former school librarian, and author of Asthma: The Ultimate Teen Guide She lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts. Cheryl Gerson Tuttle is a special education coordinator and educational writer in Special Education with broad experience at the preschool through college levels. She is the author of Medications: The Ultimate Teen Guide. She lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts.
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Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Acknowledgments
Chapter 2 Introduction
Chapter 3 1. Learning Disabilities: An Overview
Chapter 4 2. Your Brain
Chapter 5 3. Attention Defecit Hyperactivity Disorder
Chapter 6 4. Dyscalculia: Problems with Numbers
Chapter 7 5. Dysgraphia: Problems with Writing
Chapter 8 6. Dyslexia: Problems with Reading
Chapter 9 7. Foreign Languages
Chapter 10 8. Nonverbal Learning Disability
Chapter 11 9. Your Test Report
Chapter 12 10. The IEP
Chapter 13 11. Transition Planning
Chapter 14 12. The Law and Your Rights
Chapter 15 13. Reviewing Postsecondary Education Options
Chapter 16 14. No More Teachers, No More Books
Chapter 17 15. Assistive Technology
Chapter 18 Glossary
Chapter 19 Sources
Chapter 20 Index
Chapter 21 About the Authors
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