Janet W. Lerner Learning Disabilities

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Learning Disabilities

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The success of this text is based on three key elements. First and foremost, Learning Disabilities uses a varied approach to provide a comprehensive overview of this complex subject. The text covers theoretical approaches within the field, procedures for assessing and evaluating students, skills in the art of clinical teaching, and teaching methods and strategies. Secondly, the text offers a balance between information on theory and teaching strategies with cases. Lastly, Learning Disabilities reflects Lerner's commitment to keeping her readership fully informed of the rapid changes and advances in this field. The result is comprehensive, as Learning Disabilities offers valuable strategies for teaching students to a wide range of professionals: classroom teachers, special education teachers, school psychologists, administrators, language pathologists, counsellors, and related professionals. Highlights of the new ninth edition include: - New! Chapter 7, "Attention Deficit Disorder," combines all ADD/ADHD material into one chapter and adds new material to address the needs of an increasing number of students who are being diagnosed with attention deficit disorder - New! Material on Diversity in Chapters 2, 4, 6, and 11 that discuss the changing demographics of the children in our schools, and addresses the growing number of linguistically and culturally diverse students who also have learning disabilities - Updated and Expanded Coverage of Inclusion in Chapters 3, 4, 5, and 9 that contains current information about responsible inclusion practices and describes how special and general education teachers can join together to make inclusion work - Fully updated research, citations (more than 150), and terminology throughout the text related to current topics such as phonemic awareness and early literacy, adolescent/adult transition issues, collaborative teaching, IEPs, brain development, emotional intelligence, just to name a few - Unique Case Study of Rita G. in Chapters 3, 4, and 5 offers a detailed account of one student's experience from pre-referral to placement - New! Web Links within the text that give the reader access to resources on the Internet.

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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 particularly 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." -- Review

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