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Handbook of Learning Disabilities, Second Edition
     

Handbook of Learning Disabilities, Second Edition

by H. Lee Swanson (Editor), Karen R. Harris (Editor), Steve Graham (Editor)
 

Widely regarded as the standard reference in the field, this comprehensive handbook presents state-of-the-art knowledge about the nature and classification of learning disabilities (LD), their causes, and how individuals with these difficulties can be identified and helped to succeed. Best practices are described for supporting student performance in language arts

Overview


Widely regarded as the standard reference in the field, this comprehensive handbook presents state-of-the-art knowledge about the nature and classification of learning disabilities (LD), their causes, and how individuals with these difficulties can be identified and helped to succeed. Best practices are described for supporting student performance in language arts, math, and other content areas. Contributors also identify general principles of effective instruction and review issues in service delivery within response-to-intervention (RTI) frameworks. The book critically examines the concepts and methods that guide LD research and highlights important directions for future investigation.

New to This Edition:
*Incorporates key advances in identifying and remediating LD, with particular attention to the role of RTI. 
*Chapters on social cognitive, behavioral genetic, and neurobiological aspects.
*Chapters on adolescents and adults with LD.
*Chapters on spelling instruction, history instruction, and classroom technology applications.
*Chapter synthesizing 21st-century advances in LD research methods, plus chapters on advanced statistical models, single-case designs, and meta-analysis.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"An exceptionally solid and comprehensive volume from leading scholars in the field. The second edition presents major research findings characterized by increased scientific rigor and an integrative perspective, bringing together neuroscience, genetics, and behavior. Chapters consistently rely on an operational definition of learning disabilities that does not reflect discrepancy notions. This handbook should be required reading for school psychologists, graduate students, and LD researchers."--James E. Ysseldyke, PhD, Birkmaier Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Minnesota

"Swanson, Harris, and Graham offer a comprehensive examination of LD that reflects the multidisciplinary nature of the field. They bring together researchers whose work addresses conceptual, neurological, instructional, and methodological trends and issues. The second edition provides up-to-date coverage of legal aspects of service delivery, as well as notable new chapters on single-case designs, the state of the science in LD, adults with LD, and more. This volume is well suited as a course text or professional reference."--Diane Pedrotty Bryant, PhD, Department of Special Education and Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk, University of Texas at Austin

"The chapters in this volume offer an authoritative summary and analysis of core issues related to theory and practice in the LD field. The book should be required reading for all advanced students in the field. It is an indispensable graduate text and resource for scholars."--C. Addison Stone, PhD, School of Education (Emeritus), University of Michigan 

"The Handbook has been the go-to source for a reliable, scholarly, in-depth treatment of major topics in the LD field for the past decade. Much has changed during this period, however, and the second edition is timely and welcome. New topics such as RTI and computer-based approaches to instruction are introduced and older topics--such as the preeminence of phonologic processing in successful reading--are revisited. This volume is an essential addition to the reference libraries of advanced students and clinical professionals alike."--Deborah P. Waber, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Choice

"This volume provides a remarkable articulation of the LD field as both legitimate and worthy of study. Summing Up: Essential. Upper-division undergraduates and above."--Choice
Education Libraries

"Swanson, Harris, and Graham accomplish an impressive feat with their handbook. They compile chapters by the most preeminent scholars in the field to create a text that is both comprehensive and accessible."
Australian Journal of Learning Disabilities

"This text is a gathering of the great minds on learning disability....It should be present in every university library and will prove a very worthy text for postgraduate courses on learning disability....Excellent."
Educational Review

"This handbook is a useful resource for both those who are experienced in the field as well as those who are new to it. It is an excellent reference for any practitioner's library since it provides such a thorough overview of the LD field, and it would also serve well as a text for an introductory course in LD in teacher training programs."
Choice Reviews
"This volume provides a remarkable articulation of the LD field as both legitimate and worthy of study. Summing Up: Essential. Upper-division undergraduates and above."--Choice Reviews (on the first edition)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781462508495
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2013
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
716
Sales rank:
942,159
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.60(d)

Meet the Author

H. Lee Swanson, PhD, is Distinguished Professor of Educational Psychology/Special Education and holds an endowed chair at the University of California, Riverside. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Learning Disabilities and was the founding editor of Learning and Individual Differences. Widely published, Dr. Swanson has received research awards from the American Educational Research Association, the International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities, and the Council for Learning Disabilities. His primary research interests are in the areas of intelligence, memory, mathematics, reading, and dynamic assessment as they apply to children with LD.

Karen R. Harris, EdD, is the Mary Emily Warner Professor in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University; she shares this professorship with Steve Graham. Dr. Harris has worked in the field of education for over 35 years as a teacher, teacher educator, and researcher. She is the former editor of the Journal of Educational Psychology and is an associate editor of the American Psychological Association's open-access online journal Archives of Scientific Psychology. Her research focuses on theoretically based interventions for the development of academic and self-regulation abilities among students who are at risk for or have severe learning challenges, including LD and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Dr. Harris and Steve Graham are coeditors of the Guilford series What Works for Special-Needs Learners.

Steve Graham, EdD, is the Warner Professor in the Division of Educational Leadership and Innovation at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University. He is also Research Professor in the Learning Science Institute at the Australian Catholic University in Brisbane. Dr. Graham is editor of the Journal of Educational Psychology. He has coedited several books, including Handbook of Writing Research, Second Edition; Handbook of Learning Disabilities, Second Edition; and Best Practices in Writing Instruction, Second Edition; and is the coauthor of three influential Carnegie Corporation reports: Writing Next, Writing to Read, and Informing Writing. Dr. Graham has received numerous awards, including the Career Research Award from the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), the Kauffman–Hallahan Distinguished Researcher Award from the CEC Division of Research, the Samuel A. Kirk Award from the CEC Division of Learning Disabilities, the Distinguished Researcher Award from the special education interest group of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), and the Wiederholt Distinguished Lecturer Award from the Council of Learning Disabilities. He is a fellow of the AERA and the International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities.

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