'Specific learning disability' is by far the largest category of conditions served in special education. Unfortunately, few parents (and educators) truly understand what a learning disability is. Many erroneously believe it is a politically correct term for mildly mentally retarded or dull normal. Further, while most laypeople have heard of dyslexia, rarely do they know about other types of learning disabilities, such as dysnomia or dyscalculia. In addition to explaining what learning disabilities are and how they should be diagnosed, Learning Disabilities: What Are They? also explores the many different types of learning disabilities that affect children and adults today. Moreover, it presents a host of strategies and resources that can show parents and teachers how to help children succeed. Easy to read and informative, this book is essential for any parent or teacher who has a child with a learning disability.
Robert Evert Cimera is associate professor in the Department of Special Education at Kent State University, Ohio. He has worked extensively with children with learning disabilities and their families. Since being diagnosed with his own learning disability in college, Robert has earned a PhD and published eight books.
Chapter 1 What Are Learning Disabilities? Chapter 2 What Causes Learning Disabilities? Chapter 3 How Are Learning Disabilities Diagnosed? Chapter 4 Common Characteristics of Children With Learning Disabilities Chapter 5 Dyslexia: Learning Disabilities of Reading Chapter 6 Dysgraphia: Learning Disabilities of Writing Chapter 7 Dyscalculia: Learning Disabilities of Mathematics Chapter 8 Dysnomia: Learning Disabilities of Expressive Language Chapter 9 Dysphasia: Learning Disabilities In Receptive Language Chapter 10 General Issues to Consider When Working With Children With Learning Disabilities Chapter 11 The Rights of Parents of Children in Special Education Chapter 12 Learning Disabilities and Adulthood