The ABCs of Learning Disabilities

 
9780124054738: The ABCs of Learning Disabilities

The ABCs of Learning Disabilities, Second Edition, discusses major research findings on learning disabilities in children, adolescents and adults in language, memory, social skills, self-regulation, reading, mathematics, and writing, with an additional chapter on assessment. This concise primer is intended for use as an undergraduate introductory text to the field. Written with an evenness of tone, breadth, and depth, the conveys an engaging style meant to encourage the beginning student to identify the "big picture" and to be interested in conceptual issues as well as research findings.

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This concise primer is the newest text by Bernice Wong, the acclaimed editor of Learning about Learning Disabilities. The ABC's of Learning Disabilities discusses the concept of learning disabilities and major research findings regarding learning-disabled children, adolescents, and adults. Beginning with a history and definition of the field, coverage includes subtype classification, memory in the learning disabled, social aspects of learning disabilities, matacognition, reading problems, computation problems, writing skills, assessment, and remediation. Chapters are written in an engaging style, meant to encourage the beginning student to identify the "big picture" and to think about implications of conceptual issues and research data.
Key Features
* Undergraduate-level text
* Fills a need as a concise introduction to the subject
* Focuses on two broad topics: the concept of learning disabilities and research findings on people with learning disabilities
* Includes a final section that discusses assessment and remediation

About the Author:

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.

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