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Title Current perspectives on learning disabilities [electronic resource]/ edited by Sandra Burkhardt, Festus E. Obiakor, Anthony F. Rotatori
Imprint Amsterdam : JAI, 2004
book jacket
Descript 1 online resource (x, 267 p.)
Series Advances in special education, 0270-4013 ; v. 16
Advances in special education ; v. 16
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Conceptualizations of learning disabilities : beyond the ability-achievement discrepancy / Julia A. Deisinger -- Non-verbal learning disabilities / Sandra Burkhardt -- Multicultural learners with learning disabilities : beyond Eurocentric perspectives / Festus E. Obiakor and Cheryl A. Utley -- Neurological and neuropyschological aspects of learning and attention problems / Roger Stefani -- Curriculum modifications for students with learning disabilities / Ann Richards and Elizabeth Dooley-- Technology resources for persons with learning disabilities / Jeffrey P. Bakken and Brian W. Wojcik -- Comprehensive assessment of studentswith learning disabilities / Anthony F. Rotatori and Tim Wahlberg -- Career development for persons with learning disabilities / Pamela Castellanos and Dale Septeowski -- Impact of the Americans With DisabilitiesAct on persons with learning disabilities / Patrick A. Grant, Richael Barger-Anderson and Patrice A. Fulcher -- The impact of the No Child Left Behind Act / Candace Baker and Beverly Gulley -- Trends in teacher preparation for teaching students with learning disabilities / Meg Carroll -- Support services for college students with learning disabilities / Sunday O. Obi -- Wings Academy : a new charter school for students who learn differently / Dani La Porte and Nicola Leather
This book addresses prominent trends in learning disabilities in a systematic and comprehensive manner. The book's major premise focuses onthe early identification and intervention of learning disabilities which can positively impact a child's academic performance by making achievement possible. Critical information is discussed to prevent undetected learning disability which may lead even an older student to struggle with poor grades, low self-esteem, loss of interest in higher education, and reduced employment. The book presents current knowledge based information on forces outside ofthe school that impact the field of learning disabilities such as, advances in evaluation and testing, diagnostic imaging of the functioning brain, evolving ways of conceptualizing learning disabilities that include multicultural perspectives, challengesto conventional views of intelligence and newfederal laws that place performance demands upon schools. Additionally, instructional best practiceapproaches and new technology is provided that should enhance the academic teaching of students. There is even a chapter on a model innercity program that discusses teaching of students with severe learning difficulties. Finally, there is a chapter on the role that school counsellors play in planning for college and careers in a climate of societal expectation that promotes a college education asan obtainable goal for students with learning disabilities. The book is valuable to generaland special education teaches, school psychologists, teacher educators, practicing mental health clinicians,and school and career counsellors. A secondary audience is graduate students in special education and counselling graduate programs who need a comprehensive resource book on current trends and best practices
Description based on print version record
Subject Learning disabled -- Education
Learning disabilities
Teaching of specific groups & persons with special educational needs. bicssc
Education -- Special Education -- Mental Disabilities. bisacsh
Electronic books. local
Alt Author Burkhardt, Sandra A
Obiakor, Festus E
Rotatori, Anthony F
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