Learning About Learning Disabilities

Edited by

  • Bernice Wong, Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada Simon Fraser University, Faculty of Education, 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

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Audience

Researchers in learning disabilities.

 

Book information

  • Published: August 2012
  • Imprint: ACADEMIC PRESS
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-388409-1

Reviews

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



Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Classification and identification of Learning Disabilities

Jack M. fletcher

 

Chapter 2 - Learning Disabilities and Memory

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

 

Chapter 4 - Social Relationships: The 4th R

Judith Wiener and Victoria Timmermanis

 

Chapter 5 - Self-Regulation Among Students with LD and ADHD

Robert R. Reid, Karen R. Harris, Steven Graham and Marcia Rock

 

Chapter 6 - Reading Interventions for Students in Early Primary Grades

Sylvia Linan-thompson and Jeremy Miciak

 

Chapter 7 - Highlights in Reading Comprehension Intervention Research for Students with learning Disabilities

Linda H. Mason and Jessica L. Hagaman

 

Chapter 8 - Instructional Interventions for Students with Mathematics Learning Disabilities

Margo A. Mastropieri, Thomas E. Scruggs, Clara Hauth, and Dannette Allen-Bronaugh

 

Chapter 9 - Writing Instruction

Charles A. MacArthur, Zoi Philippakos, Steve Graham, and Karen Harris

 

Chapter 10 - Assessment and Interventions for English Language Learners with Learning Disabilities

Esther Geva and Katherine Herbert

 

Chapter 11 - Improving Outcomes for Adolescents with Learning Disabilities

Patricia Sampson Graner and Donald D. Deshler

 

Chapter 12 - Effective Instruction for History and the Social Studies: What Works for Students with Learning Disabilities

Susan De La Paz

 

Chapter 13 - Navigating the Postsecondary Landscape

John G. Freeman, Allyson Harrison and Ena Holtermann with Ingrid Jackson and Todd Cunningham

 

Chapter 14 - Special Education Curriculum in an Era of High Standards

John Woodward

 

Chapter 15 - Included, but Underserved: Rediscovering Special Education for Students with Learning Disabilities

Jean B. Crockett, Elizabeth A. Filippi and Cheryl L. Morgan