The ABCs of Learning Disabilities (2nd Ed.)

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The ABCs of Learning Disabilities, Second Edition, discusses major research findings on learning disabilities in children, adolescents and adults in language, memory, social skills, self-regulation, reading, mathematics, and writing, with an additional chapter on assessment. This concise primer is intended for use as an undergraduate introductory text to the field. Written with an evenness of tone, breadth, and depth, the conveys an engaging style meant to encourage the beginning student to identify the “big picture” and to be interested in conceptual issues as well as research findings.

* Undergraduate level text
* 90% new material
* Concise introduction to field
* Covers current concepts like removing the IQ-performance discrepancy formula in diagnosing learning disabilities
* New chapter on self-regulation and learning disabilities
* Whole school approach to social skills intervention
Preface

Chapter 1: Learning Disabilities: From Past to Present

The Influence of Europe (1800-1920)

The Influence of America (1920-1960)

The Rise and Consolidation of the Learning Disabilities Field (1963-1985)

Definitions of Learning Disabilities

Some Additional Points

Etiology

Genetic Contributions to Reading and Writing Disabilities

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Characteristics of Children, Adolescents, and Adults with Learning Disabilities

Achievements in the Learning Disabilities Field

Winds of Change

Critique of RTI

Summary

References

Chapter 2: Language and Learning Disabilities

What is Language?

How Does Children's Language Develop?

Early Language Development and Learning Disabilities

Communication of Children with Learning Disabilities

Phonology

The Timing Hypothesis

Morphology

Lexical Knowledge and Access

Syntax

Discourse

Summary

References

Chapter 3: Working Memory and Learning Disabilities

Working Memory and Learning Disabilities

The Construct of Working Memory

Theories of Working Memory and Working Memory Development

Constructivist Theories of Working Memory Development

Information Processing Models and Learning Disabilities

Summary

References

Chapter 4: Social Dimensions of Learning Disabilities

Introduction

The Beginning

Social Cognitive Problems

Self-Understanding

Loneliness

The Risk and Resilience Theoretical Framework

Social Competence Interventions

Future Directions for Research

Summary

References

Chapter 5: Self-Regulation and Learning Disabilities

Characteristics of the Whole Learner

Components of Self-Regulated Learning

Self-Regulation and Learning Disabilities: A Summary

Assessment of Aspects of Self-Regulation

Instructional Approaches

Cognitive Education

General Classroom Instruction for Self-Regulation

Concluding Comments and Continuing Questions

Summary

References

Chapter 6: Assessment for Learning

A Classroom Framework for Assessment

Why Assess Learning?

What are We Assessing?

How Do We Assess Learning?

Adapted Conventional Assessment Procedures

Alternative Assessment Procedures

Interpretation of Assessment Information

Conclusions

Summary

References

Chapter 7: Reading

Reading: Word Recognition

Summary of Word Recognition Section

Reading: Reading Comprehension

Summary of Difficulties in Reading Comprehension Experienced by Students with Learning Disabilities

Effective Reading Comprehension Instruction

Implementing Effective Instructional Interventions for Students with Learning Disabilities

Improving Students' Comprehension of Narrative Text

Improving Students' Comprehension of Expository Text

Conclusion

Summary

References

Chapter 8: Mathematics

Mathematics

What is Mathematics?

Mathematics Development and Communication

Mathematics and Learning Disabilities

Origins of Mathematics-Learning Disabilities

Summary

References

Chapter 9: Writing Instruction

Prior Training

Instructional Foci

Training

Summary

References

Appendix I

Appendix II. Teaching the Chair Strategy in Opinion Essay Writing

Author Index

Subject Index