Learning About Learning Disabilities (4th Revised edition)

Learning About Learning Disabilities (4th Revised edition)

By: Deborah L. Butler (editor), Bernice Y. L. Wong (editor)Hardback

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"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 per cent 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 per cent of the population. Three million children in the US have a learning disability and receive special education in school. 30 per cent of children with learning disabilities drop out of high school, and 48 per cent of those with learning disabilities are out of the workforce or unemployed. It discusses different types of learning disabilities including problems with attention, memory, language, math, reading, and writing. It encompasses the impact of LD on learning as well as social competence and self-regulation. It 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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Bernice Wong is Professor Emeritus at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia. Prior to retirement, her passion had been writing intervention research with students with and without learning disabilities. In retirement, her love for writing has transformed from academic writing to short stories about interesting events in her life. Dr. Deborah L. Butler is Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia. She was awarded a PhD in Educational Psychology from Simon Fraser University in 1993. Since joining UBC in 1994, Dr. Butler has written over 30 refereed articles and book chapters for major journals or highly influential books, presented 60 refereed papers at international or national conferences, produced literally 100's of research reports with teachers, district-level administrators, and/or governments, and been invited to serve as a keynote or featured speaker across North America and internationally. Her research focuses on understanding and fostering strategic, goal-directed engagement, teacher professional development, research methods, inclusive and special education, and teaching and learning processes.

Product Details

  • publication date: 27/09/2012
  • ISBN13: 9780123884091
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 464
  • ID: 9780123884091
  • weight: 862
  • ISBN10: 0123884098
  • edition: 4th Revised edition

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