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Learning Disabilities and Life Stories

Learning Disabilities and Life Stories

By: Andrew Garrod (author), Pano Rodis (author), Mary Lynn Boscardin (author)Paperback

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This anthology is comprised of two major components: thirteen autobiographical essays written by persons with learning disabilities and five analytical chapters written by education and psychology scholars.Speaking in terms alternately intimate and analytical, autobiographical essays tell of sustained personal encounters with the challenges and mysteries of living with a learning disability. These full-length autobiographies are not merely personal, concerned solely with their writers' private lives; rather, they are also consciously analytical, offering astute, critical readings of culture and society.The essays are written by noted educators and psychologists. Although keyed to the autobiographies appearing earlier in the book, these scholarly essays stand on their own as lucid and original contributions to the literature on learning disabilities.


Preface. Introduction. LIFE STORIES. 1.Oliver Queen, Blake Academy and the Green Arrow. 2.Lynn Pelkey, In the LD Bubble. 3.Aaron Piziali, Revolution. 4.Christie Jackson, Look in the Mirror and See What I See. 5.Michael Sanders, Trusting My Strengths. 6.Gretchen O'Connor, Bad. 7.Joshua Green, ADHD: Window, Weapon, or Support. 8.Velvet Cunningham, Lovelvet. 9.Garett Day, Finally Saying What I Mean. 10.Kevin Marshall, Jr., I Will Not Succumb to Obstacles. 11.Kelly Miskell, Learning to Raise My Hand. 12.Nelson Vee, Riding the Drug and Alcohol Train. 13.Alison May, Figuring out My World. SCHOLARLY PERSPECTIVES. Education.14.Lisa Delpit, "Skin-Deep" Learning.15.Carol S. Witherell and Pano Rodis, "Shimmers of Delight and Intellect": Building Learning Communities of Promise and Possibility.16.Harold McGrady, Janet Lerner, and Mary Lynn Boscardin, The Educational Lives of Students with Learning Disabilities. Psychology.17.Robert Kegan, Easing a World of Pain: Learning Disabilities and the Psychology of Self-Understanding.18.Pano Rodis, Forging Identities, Tackling Problems, and Arguing with Culture: Psychotherapy with Persons Who Have Learning Disabilities.Appendix: Resource List for Persons with Learning Disabilities.Glossary.Bibliography.About the Editors and Contributors.Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780205320103
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 247
  • ID: 9780205320103
  • weight: 408
  • ISBN10: 0205320104

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