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ERIC Number: ED498273
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep-28
Pages: 210
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-1-57886-638-3ISBN-978-1-57886-638-0
Learning Disabilities: What Are They? Helping Teachers and Parents Understand the Characteristics
Cimera, Robert Evert
Rowman & Littlefield Education
"Specific Learning Disability" is by far the largest category of conditions served in special education. Unfortunately, few parents (and educators) really understand what learning disabilities are. 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, this book also discusses the many different types of learning disabilities that affect children and adults today. Moreover, it presents a host of strategies and resources that can help parents and teachers help their children succeed in life. Easy-to-read and informative, this book is essential for any parent or teacher who has a child with a learning disability. Twelve chapters are presented: (1) What Are Learning Disabilities?; (2) What Causes Learning Disabilities?; (3) How Are Learning Disabilities Diagnosed?; (4) Common Characteristics of Children with Learning Disabilities; (5) Dyslexia: Learning Disabilities of Reading; (6) Dysgraphia: Learning Disabilities of Writing; (7) Dyscalculia: Learning Disabilities of Mathematics; (8) Dysnomia: Learning Disabilities of Expressive Language; (9) Dysphasia: Learning Disabilities in Receptive Language; (10) General Issues to Consider When Working with Children with Learning Disabilities; (11) The Rights of Parents of Children in Special Education; and (12) Learning Disabilities and Adulthood.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Parents; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A