Rethinking Learning Disabilities: Understanding Children Who Struggle in School
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Rethinking Learning Disabilities: Understanding Children Who Struggle in School

by Deborah Paula Waber
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1606235656

ISBN-13: 9781606235652

Pub. Date: 02/19/2010

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

Experts have yet to reach consensus about what a learning disability is, how to determine if a child has one, and what to do about it. Leading researcher and clinician Deborah Waber offers an alternative to the prevailing view of learning disability as a problem contained within the child. Instead, she shows how learning difficulties are best understood as a

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Experts have yet to reach consensus about what a learning disability is, how to determine if a child has one, and what to do about it. Leading researcher and clinician Deborah Waber offers an alternative to the prevailing view of learning disability as a problem contained within the child. Instead, she shows how learning difficulties are best understood as a function of the developmental interaction between the child and the world. Integrating findings from education, developmental psychology, and cognitive neuroscience, she offers a novel approach with direct practical implications. Detailed real-world case studies illustrate how this approach can promote positive outcomes for children who struggle in school.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781606235652
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
02/19/2010
Pages:
241
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
5 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

I. The Developmental Approach to Learning Disabilities

1. The Dilemma: What Is a Learning Disability?

2. A Learning Disability Is a Developmental Problem

3. A Developmental Science Perspective on Learning Disabilities

4. A Lifespan Perspective on Learning Disabilities

5. Identifying Learning Disabilities: A Developmental Approach

6. Insights from Cognitive Neuroscience: Automatic and Effortful Processing

II. Diagnosing the Child–World Interaction

7. Identical Twins

8. An Adequate Achiever with Learning Problems

9. Beyond a “Reading Problem”

10. Learning-Disabled Children Grown Up

11. A Developmental Strategy for Resolving the Dilemma

Appendix. Publications of the Children's Hospital Boston Learning Disabilities Research Center

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