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The number of people categorized as learning disabled has mushroomed in the past two decades; learning disabilities now represent the most prevalent handicapping condition in the nation. What is the experience of the many students so labelled? Dr Murphy has culled the recollections of 49 young adults diagnosed - many of them while still at the elementary school level - as learning disabled; at the time of the interviews all were then attending or had graduated from two- or four-year colleges. Their first-hand accounts in "On Being LD" afford a unique view of the psychological and practical implications of the label, including the strategies these students developed for handling their social relationships, school requirements, job interviews and demands. The "inside" perspectives of these interviewees, many of them remarkably similar, raise important questions not only about the methods used for assessing learning disabilities, but also current educational practices and policies concerning learning disabled students. This book is appropriate for courses in learning disabilities and courses in curriculum and methods. Its audience includes pre- and in-service special education teachers, high school and college guidance counsellors, vocational rehabilitation counsellors and special education administrators.
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Book Description Teachers College Press, 1992. Condition: Very Good. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP96385897
Book Description Teachers' College Press, 1992. Condition: Fair. This book has soft covers. Ex-library, With usual stamps and markings, In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. Seller Inventory # 3218675
Book Description Teachers College Pr. Paperback. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 2825873897
Book Description Teachers College Press, 1992. Paperback. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0807731692
Book Description Teachers College Press, New York, 1992. Soft Cover. Condition: Good. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 029597