The ABCs of Learning DisabilitiesEdited by
- Bernice Wong, Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
- Lorraine Graham
- Maureen Hoskyn
- Jeanette Berman
The ABCs of Learning Disabilities, Second Edition, discusses major research findings on learning disabilities in children, adolescents and adults in language, memory, social skills, self-regulation, reading, mathematics, and writing, with an additional chapter on assessment. This concise primer is intended for use as an undergraduate introductory text to the field. Written with an evenness of tone, breadth, and depth, the conveys an engaging style meant to encourage the beginning student to identify the big picture and to be interested in conceptual issues as well as research findings.
Psychology students studying learning disabilities and special education, as well as special educators, regular classroom teachers, school psychologists, speech pathologists, and other education and health care professionals.
Hardbound, 296 Pages
Published: February 2008
Imprint: Academic Press
Review of the 1st edition: "The breadth of pertinent information packed into the 237 pages of text of this book is most impressive. The wide scope of essential material is presented succinctly and in a very readable and engaging style. The author did a tremendous job of selecting from current and relevant literature across different areas and summarizing the material into a very cohesive whole... The book is an excellent potential text for any undergraduate or beginning graduate class on learning disabilities. This book would also be valuable for special educators, regular classroom teachers, school psychologists, speech pathologists, and other education and health care professionals...It is rare to see a book that covers both the research and the practical applications components of a field so well." --Contemporary Psychology--