Perspectives on Learning Disabilities: Biological, Cognitive, Contextual / Edition 1

Perspectives on Learning Disabilities: Biological, Cognitive, Contextual / Edition 1

by Robert Sternberg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813331765

ISBN-13: 9780813331768

Pub. Date: 08/28/2000

Publisher: Westview Press


More children than ever before are being labeled as learning disabled (LD), including some who in the past would have been labeled mentally retarded. At the same time, the category of gifted learning disabled has become widely accepted, and some parents as well as teachers are trying to have their children labeled as LD in order to render them eligible for special…  See more details below

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More children than ever before are being labeled as learning disabled (LD), including some who in the past would have been labeled mentally retarded. At the same time, the category of gifted learning disabled has become widely accepted, and some parents as well as teachers are trying to have their children labeled as LD in order to render them eligible for special services. But despite the reliance on the term, few agree on its definition or origins.This edited volume attempts to bridge that knowledge gap by bringing together experts from a variety of perspectives—biological, cognitive, educational, sociological, and interactive—to discuss the nature of LD, its origins, its diagnosis, and effective remediation. Framing the discussion are introductory and concluding chapters written by the editors.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813331768
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Pt. 1Biological Approaches
1Genes, Environment, and Reading Disabilities3
2The Biological Foundations of Developmental Dyslexia22
3The Neuropsychological Basis of Learning Disabilities60
Pt. 2Cognitive Approaches
4Learning Disabilities in Perspective83
5Phonologically Based Reading Disabilities: Toward a Coherent Theory of One Kind of Learning Disability106
6Reading Disabilities and the Interventionist136
7Learning Disabilities: The Roads We Have Traveled and the Path to the Future159
8Developing Reading Fluency in Learning-Disabled Students176
Pt. 3Contextual Approaches
9Learning Disabilities as Organizational Pathologies193
10Learning Disability: Issues of Representation, Power, and the Medicalization of School Failure227
11Can We Get There from Here? Learning Disabilities and Future Education Policy250
Pt. 4Conclusions
12Epilogue: Toward an Emerging Consensus About Learning Disabilities277
About the Editors and Contributors
Index

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