Learning Disabilities and Related Disorders
Call Number: LC4704 .L47
Publication Date: 2005-03-01
Designed to help pre-service teachers and practicing professionals evaluate and aid students with disabilities, this comprehensive text is guided by three main principles: to aid in the assessment and evaluation of students with learning disabilities, to demonstrate Learning Disabled (LD) theory and its practical applications through the use of case studies, and to provide the most up-to-date information on recent developments and topics of debate in the field. The Tenth Edition continues to stress familiarity with state and national standards, specifically those from the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). The issues surrounding diversity, namely assessment and evaluation of students from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), and inclusion are discussed at length. New! Web Site Icons are located in the text margins next to URLs for quick reference. Icons are also used to indicate when additional content on the given topic can be found on the text Web site. New! "LD in Practice: Strategies for the General Education Classroom" features have been added throughout the text to provide additional information for the general education teacher. New! A reference guide appears at the end of the text as a directive to relevant resource materials including case studies, student assessment tests, Web Sites, video and print materials, and professional organizations. New! The chapter on Attention Deficit Disorder has been expanded to include additional information on neuro-developmental problems. A reduced text length is more suitable for semester-length coursesthe first two chapters have been combined to provide a broader view of the history of learning disabilities. More coverage of standards, particularly CEC Standards in regard to schools, teachers, and students is evident throughout the text. A reference chart indicating where specific CEC Standards are addressed is featured in the inside cover. Coverage of diversity has been increased and is highlighted by new callouts in the text.