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
Learning Disabilities occur in 20% of the population. Three million
children in the US have a learning disability and receive special
education in school.
30% of children with learning disabilities drop out of high
school, and 48% of those with learning disabilities are out of the
workforce or unemployed.
Discusses different types of learning disabilities including
problems with attention, memory, language, math, reading, and
Encompasses the impact of LD on learning as well as social
competence and self-regulation
Provides research summaries on most effective ways to teach
children with LD
Encompasses a lifespan perspective on LD, discussing the impact
on children, adolescents, and adults
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