Learning Disabilities, Eighth Edition

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Designed to help pre-service teachers and practicing professionals evaluate and aid students with disabilities, this comprehensive text is guided by three main principles: to aid in the assessment and evaluation of students with learning disabilities, to demonstrate Learning Disabled (LD) theory and its practical applications through the use of case studies, and to provide the most up-to-date information on recent developments and topics of debate in the field. The Tenth Edition continues to stress familiarity with state and national standards, specifically those from the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).

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Janet W. Lerner is professor emeritus at Northeastern Illinois University, where she served as professor and chairperson of the Department of Special Education. She received the J. E. Wallace Wallin Special Education Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council of Exceptional Children, and was awarded the Romaine P. Mackie Award from the Pioneers Division of CEC. Dr. Lerner served as a general education teacher, a special education teacher, and a reading specialist at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels. She has taught at several colleges and universities in the fields of learning disabilities, reading instruction, and special education. She served as co-editor of Learning Disabilities: An Interdisciplinary Journal, a publication of the Learning Disabilities Association of America. Dr. Lerner has authored and co-authored numerous journal articles and books, including LEARNING DISABILITIES AND RELATED DISABILITIES: STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS (2014, Cengage Learning) and READING PROBLEMS: DIAGNOSIS AND TEACHING STRATEGIES (2010). Dr. Lerner is currently an adjunct professor in the PACE program at National Louis University.

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"I particularily like the easy-to-read format of the text as well as the manner in which Lerner presents information within each chapter. Presenting a variety of theories and stating both the pros and cons of each theory allows the reader to make informed decisions regarding which theory or instructional strategy might be most effective for a given learner."

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