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. Authored for evenness of tone, breadth, and depth, the book is written in 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.
Review of the 1st edition:
"The breadth of pertinent information packed into the 237 pages of text of this book is most impressive. The wide scope of essential material is presented succinctly and in a very readable and engaging style. The author did a tremendous job of selecting from current and relevant literature across different areas and summarizing the material into a very cohesive whole... The book is an excellent potential text for any undergraduate or beginning graduate class on learning disabilities. This book would also be valuable for special educators, regular classroom teachers, school psychologists, speech pathologists, and other education and health care professionals...It is rare to see a book that covers both the research and the practical applications components of a field so well."
An undergraduate text introducing the concepts central to understanding learning disabilities and reviewing research findings, assessment, and remediation. Wong (editor, Learning about Learning Disabilities) comprehensively defines the field of learning disability study beginning with its history (its recognized birth date is only 1963), characteristics of children with various learning challenges such as ADHD, the function of memory in learning, the meaning of metacognition, and specific strategies used to challenge problems in reading, computation, and writing. Includes diagrams and charts. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)