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

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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

Illustrations

1 Introduction David Pollak Pollak, David 1

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

3 The Psychological Assessment of Neurodiversity David Grant Grant, David 33

4 Dyslexia Ross Cooper Cooper, Ross 63

5 Dyspraxia Sharon Drew Drew, Sharon 91

6 Dyscalculia Clare Trott Trott, Clare 125

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

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

9 Mental Well-Being Kitty McCrea McCrea, Kitty 195

10 Assistive Technology E. A. Draffan Draffan, E. A. 217

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

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

Index 295

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