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Neurodiversity in Higher Education: Positive Responses to Specific Learning Differences / Edition 1
     

Neurodiversity in Higher Education: Positive Responses to Specific Learning Differences / Edition 1

by David Pollak
 

ISBN-10: 0470741597

ISBN-13: 9780470741597

Pub. Date: 03/24/2009

Publisher: Wiley

Neurodiversity in Higher Education: Positive Responses to Specific Learning Differences brings together the expertise of a powerful group of authoritative writers, offering an explanation of how psychologists identify a range of specific learning differences in students. It provides detailed information about the most common types of neurodiversity, and

Overview

Neurodiversity in Higher Education: Positive Responses to Specific Learning Differences brings together the expertise of a powerful group of authoritative writers, offering an explanation of how psychologists identify a range of specific learning differences in students. It provides detailed information about the most common types of neurodiversity, and explores them in relation to relevant legislation, institutional policy and the overall learning and teaching implications. It also investigates the most effective computer hardware and programs used by students to help them access the curriculum. This book strikes a coherent balance between theoretical and practical aspects of neurodiversity, identifying the key issues and forecasting future trends. The case studies featured throughout are designed to have a broad international appeal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470741597
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/24/2009
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors ix

Foreword xv

Illustrations xvii

1 Introduction David Pollak 1

2 Neurodiversity, Disability, Legislation and Policy Development in the United Kingdom Alan Hurst 13

3 The Psychological Assessment of Neurodiversity David Grant 33

4 Dyslexia Ross Cooper 63

5 Dyspraxia Sharon Drew 91

6 Dyscalculia Clare Trott 125

7 Asperger Syndrome: Empathy Is a Two-Way Street Nicola Martin 149

8 Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder - AD(H)D Mary Colley 169

9 Mental Well-Being Kitty McCrea 195

10 Assistive Technology E.A. Draffan 217

11 Teaching, Learning and Assessment: 'It's Not Like You Think' Heather Symonds 243

12 Conclusion: Constructing the Whole Picture and Looking Forward David Pollak 269

Index 295

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