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Learning disabilities

Author: Arthur Gillard
Publisher: Detroit, MI : Greenhaven Press, ©2011.
Series: Issues that concern you.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the issues surrounding learning disabilities. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Gillard
ISBN: 9780737756951 0737756950
OCLC Number: 707965521
Description: 130 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: An overview of learning disabilities / Emily Jane Willingham, Paula Anne Ford-Martin, and Rebecca J. Frey --
Learning disabilities are natural brain differences / Jan Farrington --
People with learning disabilities need to be respected and valued / Paul Williams --
Dyslexia is the most common learning disability / International Dyslexia Association --
Dyslexia is a harmful and misleading label / Michael K. Meyerhoff --
Dyssemia is a nonverbal learning disability / Stephen Nowicki and Marshall P. Duke --
Stimulant medication has a role to play in the treatment of ADHD / Allan Schwartz --
Stimulant medication is not an effective treatment for ADHD / Steven Salzberg --
School systems improperly label children with ADHD / Peter Gray --
Environmental toxins are causing an increase in learning disabilities / Donna Nitzberg --
Inadequate nutrition is causing an increase in learning disabilities / Michael Roth and Richard Drucker --
The number of learning disabled children is exaggerated / Marcus A. Winters and Jay P. Greene --
Modern technology is the solution to learning disabilities / David Rose and Ge Vue --
Gifted students with learning disabilities face special challenges / Linda C. Neumann --
Appendix: What you should know about learning disabilities ; What you should do about learning disabilities --
Organizations to contact.
Series Title: Issues that concern you.
Responsibility: Arthur Gillard, book editor.

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Explores the issues surrounding learning disabilities. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

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