ERIC Number: ED470360
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
The Source for Learning Disabilities.
Currie, Paula S.; Wadlington, Elizabeth M.
This book is designed to help clinicians and teachers work more effectively with people with learning disabilities and their families. Chapter 1 provides an overview of learning disabilities. It presents commonly accepted medical and educational definitions, prevalence figures, and possible etiological explanations for various disorders. Chapter 2 examines social and emotional aspects of learning disabilities, including self-esteem issues, social relationships, behavior problems, emotional problems, resilience difficulties, and problems of adults with learning disabilities. Chapter 3 outlines different types of communication disorders, discusses the incidence of specific types, and provides a checklist to help identify hearing, speech, or language disorders. The following chapter focuses on dyslexia and includes criteria for instruction. Chapter 5 describes characteristics of students with dysgraphia and the developmental stages for handwriting, spelling, and written composition. Chapter 6 discusses dyscalculia and attention deficit disorders are addressed in chapter 7. The three types of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders are described. Chapters 2 through 7 include intervention strategies for the specific disability, as well as screening checklists. The last chapter discusses management and intervention issues for students with learning disabilities. It provides information on using a team approach, student rights, intervention models, academic adaptations, and the parent role. (Chapters include references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Adults, Attention Deficit Disorders, Check Lists, Classification, Clinical Diagnosis, Communication Disorders, Dyslexia, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Problems, Etiology, Federal Legislation, Hyperactivity, Incidence, Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Parent Role, Screening Tests, Social Development, Student Characteristics, Student Rights, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Audience: Parents; Practitioners
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