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Rethinking learning disabilities : understanding children who struggle in school

Author: Deborah P Waber
Publisher: New York : Guilford Press, ©2010.
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Experts have yet to reach consensus about what a learning disability is, how to determine if a child has one, and what to do about it. Leading researcher and clinician Deborah Waber offers an alternative to the prevailing view of learning disability as a problem contained within the child. Instead, she shows how learning difficulties are best understood as a function of the developmental interaction between the  Read more...
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Waber, Deborah P.
Rethinking learning disabilities.
New York : Guilford Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2009032138
(OCoLC)430344639
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah P Waber
ISBN: 9781606235676 1606235672 1282490222 9781282490222
OCLC Number: 586098230
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 241 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Part 1. The Developmental Approach to Learning Disabilities. 1. The Dilemma: What Is a Learning Disability? 2. A Learning Disability Is a Developmental Problem. 3. A Developmental Science Perspective on Learning Disabilities. 4. A Lifespan Perspective on Learning Disabilities. 5. Identifying Learning Disabilities: Insights from a Developmental Approach. 6. Insights from Cognitive Neuroscience: Automatic and Effortful Processing. Part 2. Diagnosing the Child-World Interaction. 7. Identical Twins. 8. An Adequate Achiever with Learning Problems. 9. Beyond a "Reading Problem." 10. Learning-Disabled Children Grown Up. 11. A Developmental Strategy for Resolving the Dilemma. Appendix: Publications of the Children's Hospital Boston Learning Disabilities Program.
Responsibility: Deborah P. Waber.

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