Learning Disabilities: Characteristics, Identification and Teaching Strategies / Edition 2

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All too often, teachers are faced with the difficult task of diagnosing learning disabilities in their students. They need a solid reference for identifying and addressing the individual needs of the students in their classrooms.

This book focuses on both characteristics of students with learning disabilities as well as classroom tested instructional strategies. Written by an author with a great deal of classroom experience, topics include: medical aspects of learning disabilities; cognition and language; personality and social characteristics; learning; placement, services, and educational treatments; and much more! A new chapter on using technology in the classroom keeps this book far ahead of the competition.

Incl. cognition/language characteristics, students in a normal classroom, behavioral trmt interventions etc.

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From 19 years of classroom experience working with youth with learning disabilities, Bender provides a practical guide with discussion questions and activities for preservice and novice teachers in this challenging field. He covers all the pedagogical bases: from the controversial issues of the changing definition of LD, theories, and medical aspects, to assessment, placement, and instructional approaches. Of particular note are: consideration of adults with LD, objectives for Individualized Educational Plans, a glossary, and invitation for reader feedback. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205160488
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/1/1994
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 448

Table of Contents

Preface
Sect. 1 Introduction to Learning Disabilities 1
1 Changing Definitions of Learning Disabilities 2
2 Medical Aspects of Learning Disabilities 40
3 Cognition and Language Characteristics of Students with Learning Disabilities 66
4 Personality and Social Characteristics of Students with Learning Disabilities 96
5 Assessment of Children Who Are Learning Disabled 122
Sect. 2 Characteristics of Students with Learning Disabilities 157
6 Learning Characteristics in Reading and Language Arts 158
7 Learning Characteristics in Math 188
8 Students with Learning Disabilities in the Classroom 210
Sect. 3 Placement, Services, and Educational Treatments 239
9 Educational Placements and Services 240
10 Behavioral Treatment Interventions 282
11 Metacognitive Instructional Approaches for Students with Learning Disabilities 304
12 Computer-Assisted Instruction for Persons with Learning Disabilities 322
13 Adults with Learning Disabilities 344
14 Future Issues in the Field of Learning Disabilities 370
Appendix Objectives for the IEPs of Students with Learning Disabilities 389
Glossary 401
Name Index 419
Subject Index 427
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