Learning Disabilities A Practical Approach to Foundations, Assessment, Diagnosis, and Teaching

ISBN-10: 0205459641
ISBN-13: 9780205459643
Edition: 2006
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Book details

List price: $149.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/7/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Roger Pierangelo is an associate professor in the Department of Special Education and Literacy at Long Island University. He has been an administrator of special education programs and served for eighteen years as a permanent member of Committees on Special Education. Pierangelo earned his PhD from Yeshiva University and Diplomate Fellow in Child and Adolescent Psychology and Forensic Psychology from the International College of Professional Psychology.

Foundational Issues In Learning Disabilities
Introduction to Learning Disabilities
Definition of Learning Disabilities
Key Facts About Learning Disabilities
History of the Field
ldquo;Discrepancyrdquo; in Diagnosing a Learning Disability
Prevalence of Learning Disabilities
Growth in the Identification Learning Disabilities
Warning Signs of a Learning Disability
Schools and Learning Disabilities
Conclusion
Did You Know?-Myth Versus Reality About Learning Disabilities
Causes of Learning Disabilities
Genetic Links
Errors in Fetal Brain Development
Biochemical Imbalance and Abnormalities
Complications During Pregnancy: Premature Birth, Low Birth Weight, or Birth Trauma
Prenatal Exposure to Drugs, Alcohol, Nicotine
Toxins in the child's environment
Treatment for cancer or leukemia
Severe head injuries
Poor nutrition
Maturational Delay
The Relationship Between Poor Instruction and Learning Disabilities
The Relationship Between Low Socio-Economic Status and Learning Disabilities
Characteristics of Children with Learning Disabilities
Overview of Academic Concerns
Reading
Oral Reading
Reading Comprehension
Word Recognition Skills
Reading Habits
Dyslexia
Types of Dyslexia
Math
Analysis and Interpretation of Math Skills
Dyscalculia
Types of Dyscalculia
Written Expression
Written Language
Handwriting

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