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

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Overview


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.
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Specialists from a range of disciplines discuss the nature of learning disorders, their origins, diagnosis, and effective remediation. The topics include the biological foundations of developmental dyslexia, the neuropsychological basis, developing reading fluency in learning- disabled students, and learning disabilities as organizational pathologies. A concluding chapter explores the progress towards an emerging consensus. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813331768
  • Publisher: Westview Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author


Robert J. Sternberg is IBM Professor of Psychology and Education at Yale University. Louise Spear-Swerling is associate professor of special education at Southern Connecticut State University. Robert J. Sternberg is IBM Professor of Psychology and Education at Yale University.
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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Pt. 1 Biological Approaches
1 Genes, Environment, and Reading Disabilities 3
2 The Biological Foundations of Developmental Dyslexia 22
3 The Neuropsychological Basis of Learning Disabilities 60
Pt. 2 Cognitive Approaches
4 Learning Disabilities in Perspective 83
5 Phonologically Based Reading Disabilities: Toward a Coherent Theory of One Kind of Learning Disability 106
6 Reading Disabilities and the Interventionist 136
7 Learning Disabilities: The Roads We Have Traveled and the Path to the Future 159
8 Developing Reading Fluency in Learning-Disabled Students 176
Pt. 3 Contextual Approaches
9 Learning Disabilities as Organizational Pathologies 193
10 Learning Disability: Issues of Representation, Power, and the Medicalization of School Failure 227
11 Can We Get There from Here? Learning Disabilities and Future Education Policy 250
Pt. 4 Conclusions
12 Epilogue: Toward an Emerging Consensus About Learning Disabilities 277
About the Editors and Contributors
Index
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