Learning About Learning DisabilitiesEdited by
- Bernice Wong, Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
- Deborah Butler, Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Learning about Learning Disabilities, 4e continues to provide equal attention to the intellectual, conceptual, and practical aspects of learning disabilities. The Fourth Edition of this popular title presents 80% new material, keeping the chapters up to date in this fast-moving field. With new contributors, and 11 new chapters, coverage is both comprehensive and thorough, encompassing the classification and identification of learning disabilities, learning disabilities in reading, writing, math, and social studies, interventions, and the issues germane to different age ranges of the learning disabled: children, adolescents, and adults.
Readers will find Learning About Learning Disabilities, Fourth Edition suitable for use as a reference source for researchers or as a graduate level text.
Reviews of previous editions:
"This text provides a balanced focus on both the conceptual and practical aspects of learning disabilities. Its research coverage is more comprehensive and of greater depth than any other LD textbook, and it is distinctive in its treatment of such important areas as consultation skills and service delivery."
-CHILD ASSESSMENT NEWS
"... provides a broad overview of some important issues in relation to the education and development of pupils with learning disabilities... Wong has succeeded in providing detailed descriptions and comments within a book which covers a broad range of topics. Without exception the chapters are clearly written and accessible, and many provide the reader with challenging ideas and practical suggestions."
-BRITISH JOURNAL OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
Researchers in learning disabilities.
Hardbound, 464 Pages
Published: August 2012
Imprint: Academic Press
Praise for the Previous Edition: "Wong has succeeded in providing detailed descriptions and comments within a book which covers a broad range of topics. Without exception the chapters are clearly written and accessible, and many provide the reader with challenging ideas and practical suggestions." -British Journal of Special Education
Chapter 1 - Classification and identification of Learning Disabilities
Jack M. fletcher
H. Lee Swason and Danielle Stomel
Chapter 3 - Brain and Behavioral Response to Intervention for Specific Reading, Writing and math Disabilities: What Works for Whom?Virginia W. Berninger and Michael Dunn
Judith Wiener and Victoria Timmermanis
Chapter 5 - Self-Regulation Among Students with LD and ADHDRobert R. Reid, Karen R. Harris, Steven Graham and Marcia Rock
Sylvia Linan-thompson and Jeremy Miciak
Chapter 7 - Highlights in Reading Comprehension Intervention Research for Students with learning DisabilitiesLinda H. Mason and Jessica L. Hagaman
Margo A. Mastropieri, Thomas E. Scruggs, Clara Hauth, and Dannette Allen-Bronaugh
Chapter 9 - Writing InstructionCharles A. MacArthur, Zoi Philippakos, Steve Graham, and Karen Harris
Esther Geva and Katherine Herbert
Chapter 11 - Improving Outcomes for Adolescents with Learning DisabilitiesPatricia Sampson Graner and Donald D. Deshler
Susan De La Paz
Chapter 13 - Navigating the Postsecondary LandscapeJohn G. Freeman, Allyson Harrison and Ena Holtermann with Ingrid Jackson and Todd Cunningham
Chapter 15 - Included, but Underserved: Rediscovering Special Education for Students with Learning DisabilitiesJean B. Crockett, Elizabeth A. Filippi and Cheryl L. Morgan