Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Category: Social Science
If you are looking for an incisive overview of current thinking and practice in the field of learning disabilities, then this is the book for you. Written by a highly experienced team of authors, this handy pocket-sized guide succinctly captures the fundamental ideas in policy and practice that currently dominate the field of learning disabilities. With a strong grounding in ethics and values, the book focuses on the experience of people with learning disabilities through examination of topics such as discrimination, communication and assistive technology, as well as promoting readers' understanding of key areas such as care planning, accommodation and application of the Human Rights Act 1998. With explicit 'Implications for Practice' points and extensive signposting to further reading, A-Z of Learning Disabilities is an essential resource not only for students and practitioners in learning disability nursing or social work, but also teachers, policymakers, families and anyone who lives with, or whose work brings them into contact with, people who have learning disabilities.
What are They? : Helping Parents and Teachers Understand the Characteristics
Author: Robert E. Cimera
This book examines issues related to teaching and raising a child with a learning disability. It begins by exploring what learning disabilities are, how they are diagnosed, and the characteristics that individuals with learning disablities typically have. Numerous teaching strategies and helpful resources are included.
A practical text-reference on the relationship between learning disabilities and the linguistic and cognitive factors that contribute to academic failure. Among the topics explored are the theoretical foundations of learning disabilities, the nature of language-related learning disabilities, and beneficial intervention methods. The volume also reviews current trends in service delivery, such as team teaching; classroom-based intervention consultation/collaboration; and staff, curriculum, and program development. For professionals, educators, and graduate students in speech-language pathology and special education. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
A comprehensive reference for parents, school personnel and all who have regular contact with children, the "A-Z Handbook of Child and Adolescent Issues" contains hundreds of entries dealing with virtually every issue relevant to the psychology of young people. This user-friendly guide is designed specifically to provide detailed information and valuable guidance anyone can understand and benefit from.
Bridging the Gap Between Research and Classroom Practice
Author: Barry E. McNamara
Publisher: Pearson College Division
Covering characteristics and methods, this comprehensive book discusses how to teach and understand students with learning and other mild disabilities. Each chapter includes case studies, examples, and narratives from teachers and professionals who work with preK-12 students with learning disabilities. Discussion of the IDEA Improvement Act of 2004 appears throughout, including topics such as: ADHD, inclusion, collaboration, families and communities, diversity and functional behavioral assessment.
An overview of recent advances in the field of learning disabilities and in the service of diagnosis and remediation. Topics discussed include genetic, electrophysiological, and brain injury studies, and new data on cognitive functions, and laterality mechanisms.
[The book] is an introductory text, written for both undergraduate and graduate students who are taking a first course in learning disabilities. It is designed to provide a view of the field of learning disabilities for present and future special teachers, regular teachers, school psychologists, administrators, language pathologists, counselors, and related professionals preparing to work with individuals with learning disabilities. This book is particularly designed for both preservice and inservice regular classroom teachers who are often responsible for teaching students with learning disabilites in their classrooms. In addition, the text can serve parents seeking necessary background information to better understand the problems their children face.... Teachers need to understand the diverse thoretical approaches to the field, have knowledge of assessment procedures, possess skill in the art of clinical teaching, and develop familiarity with teaching techniques and materials. -Pref.
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). Web site icons are located in the text margins next to URLs for quick reference. Icons are also used to indicate when additional content on the given topic can be found on the text's web site. LD in Practice: Strategies for the General Education Classroom features throughout the text provide additional information for the general education teacher. The chapter on Attention Deficit Disorder includes information on neuro-developmental problems. Coverage of diversity is highlighted by callouts in the text. Houghton Mifflin Video Cases, four- to six-minute video modules presenting real classroom scenarios, enable students to observe the day-to-day challenges and rewards of teaching from the convenience of their computers. Available on the Online Teaching and Study Centers, HM Video Cases are enhanced by classroom artifacts, Viewing Questions, Interview Transcripts, Key Terms, and bonus video footage.