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Perspectives on learning disabilities : biological, cognitive, contextual

Author: Robert J Sternberg; Louise Spear-Swerling
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1999.
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"More children than ever before are being labeled as learning disabled (LD), including some who in the past would have been labeled mentally retarded. But despite the reliance on the term, few agree on its definition or origins." "This edited volume attempts to bridge that knowledge gap by bringing together experts from a variety of perspectives -biological, cognitive, educational, sociological, and interactive - to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Perspectives on learning disabilities.
Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1999
(OCoLC)607061925
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert J Sternberg; Louise Spear-Swerling
ISBN: 0813331757 9780813331751 0813331765 9780813331768
OCLC Number: 38304561
Description: xvi, 296 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Keith E. Stanovich --
Genes, environment, and reading disabilities / Richard K. Olson --
The biological foundations of developmental dyslexia / Elena L. Grigorenko --
The neuropsychological basis of learning disabilities / George W. Hynd, Amanda B. Clinton, and Jennifer R. Hiemenz --
Learning disabilities in perspective / Richard K. Wagner and Tamara Garon --
Phonologically based reading disabilities: toward a coherent theory of one kind of learning disability / Joseph K. Torgesen --
Reading disabilities and the interventionist / Michael G. Pressley --
Learning disabilities: the roads we have traveled and the path to the future / Linda S. Siegel --
Developing reading fluency in learning-disabled students / S. Jay Samuels --
Learning disabilities as organizational pathologies / Thomas M. Skrtic --
Learning disability: issues of representation, power, and the medicalization of school failure / Carol A. Christensen --
Can we get there from here? Learning, disabilities and future education policy / Louise Spear-Swerling --
Epilogue: Toward an emerging consensus about learning disabilities / Robert J. Sternberg.
Responsibility: edited by Robert J. Sternberg, Louise Spear-Swerling ; with a foreword by Keith E. Stanovich.
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Bringing together experts from a variety of perspectives - biological, cognitive, educational, sociological and interactive - this volume discusses the nature of learning disability, its diagnosis,  Read more...

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