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Learning Disabilities : Contemporary Viewpoints - Richard L. Goldman

Learning Disabilities

Contemporary Viewpoints

Paperback Published: 15th December 1996
ISBN: 9783718606238
Number Of Pages: 244

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This volume examines the field of learning disabilities and the education of learning disabled (LD) children through the eyes of several experts. Contributors bring to the book such diverse academic backgrounds as education, psychology, special education and medicine. The chapters, adapted from lectures given at the Landmark West School in California, include audience questions and responses. Chapters on new medications for the LD child, contemporary research on dyslexia and educational strategies for improving reading are complemented bychapters on social and emotional issues that affect the families of learning disabled children, adolescents and young adults.

..."an excellent resource for all families who have a member with attention deficit disorder (ADD), for teachers working with ADD children and for those students likely to encounter ADD children in their future teaching careers." -Jim Miedaner of University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
List of Contributors
Graduation Speech
The Role of the Family in Helping the Child or Adolescent with Learning Disabilitiesp. 1
Current Trends in Dyslexia Researchp. 27
Understanding and Helping Learning Disabled Students to Survive and Thrive in Societyp. 43
Social and Emotional Dimensions of Learning Disabilitiesp. 61
All Poor Readers Are Not Dyslexicp. 87
Family Dynamics and Learning Disabilitiesp. 123
Coordination Problems Among Learning Disabled Children: Meanings and Implicationsp. 141
Pharmacological Interventions for Children with Learning and Psychiatric Disordersp. 187
The Emotional and Educational Challenges of Dyslexia and Attention Deficit Disorder: One Storyp. 203
Resourcesp. 213
Indexp. 217
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ISBN: 9783718606238
ISBN-10: 3718606232
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 244
Published: 15th December 1996
Publisher: GORDON & BREACH PUB GROUP
Country of Publication: CH
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1