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Our Labeled Children : What Every Parent And Teacher Needs To Know About Learning Disabilities - Elena Grigorenko

Our Labeled Children

What Every Parent And Teacher Needs To Know About Learning Disabilities

Paperback Published: 5th October 2000
ISBN: 9780738203652
Number Of Pages: 304

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Twenty percent of all school-aged children in this country have been labeled Learning Disabled. But what is a genuine learning disability? How does it differ from garden-variety poor learning? How can we more accurately assess and then teach to individual learning strengths instead of merely pinpointing learning weaknesses? In this passionately argued yet clear-headed book, internationally acclaimed cognitive psychologist Robert Sternberg and research scientist Elena Grigorenko tackle these controversial issues, urging that we understand the full range of factors that contribute to learning disabilities (and sometimes to their misdiagnosis) in order to improve the American educational and diagnostic systems.From the biological bases of dyslexia and other disabilities, to the tests that do and do not accurately assess learning abilities, to the social and educational pressures that contribute to misdiagnosis, "Our Labeled Children" clearly outlines the issues that concern both parents and teachers, ultimately pointing to clear strategies for improving our system to help children with all manner of learning problems.

Prefacep. ix
What Are Learning Disabilities, Who Has Them, and What Has Been Done About Them?p. 1
The LD Lottery Who Wins, Who Loses?p. 11
What's at Stake? Abilities, Disabilities, and Lotteriesp. 29
Picking the Lucky Tickets Difficulties in Identifying People with Learning Disabilitiesp. 43
Pretend That No One Lost Issues Regarding Accommodations and Special Servicesp. 75
The Science of Reading Disabilitiesp. 91
The Mind of the Child with LD Cognitive Bases of Reading and Reading Disabilitiesp. 97
The Brain of the Child with LD Biological Bases of Reading and Reading Disabilitiesp. 119
The Genes of the Child with LD Genetic Bases of Reading and Reading Disabilitiesp. 155
Learning Disabilities in the School, Courtroom, and Societyp. 191
Getting a Better Ticket LD in the Schoolp. 193
There Are No Jackpots LD in the Courtroomp. 223
What Needs to Be Donep. 243
LD: The Lottery That Everyone Wins and Losesp. 245
Notesp. 261
Indexp. 279
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ISBN: 9780738203652
ISBN-10: 0738203653
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 5th October 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.73
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1