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Students with learning disabilities

Author: Cecil D Mercer
Publisher: New York : Merrill ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Mercer, Cecil D.
Students with learning disabilities.
New York : Merrill ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, ©1992
(OCoLC)988332176
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cecil D Mercer
ISBN: 0023805404 9780023805400
OCLC Number: 24214137
Description: x, 677 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: I. Foundations of learning disabilities : History : Foundation period ; Emergent period ; Public law 94-142 period ; Contemporary directions --
Definitions and characteristics : Brain-inured phase ; Minimal brain dysfunction phase ; Learning disabilities phase ; Public law 94-142 phase ; Characteristics of learning disabilities ; Prevalence of learning disabilities --
Medical aspects : Neurology and learning disabilities ; Etiological perspectives ; Attention- deficit hyperactivity disorder ; Pharmacological treatment ; Controversial approaches to treatment ; Medical specialists --
The family and learning disabilities : Parental adjustment ; Parent counseling and training ; Home-based services and activities ; The parent-teacher partnership ; Parent advocacy and parent rights --
II. Assessment and services : Assessment : The challenge of assessment in learning disabilities ; Public law 94-142 and assessment ; Assessing students from minority cultures ; Types of testing ; Purposes of assessment ; Testing guidelines ; The assessment process in learning disabilities ; Prereferral ; Referral ; Assessment for identification ; Initial assessment for instruction ; Individualized educational program --
Providing educational services : Selection of special education services ; Educational service provisions and related practices ; Program factors and least restrictive environment --
Teaching practices : Individualized instruction ; Instructional factors that promote learning ; Major instructional approaches ; Instructional considerations --
Behavioral approach to teaching : Direct instruction ; Data-based instruction ; Stages of learning ; Learning principles --
Cognitive approaches to teaching : The cognitive paradigm ; Specific abilities approach ; Information-processing approach ; Teaching methods for cognitive disabilities --
Early identification and intervention : Support for early education ; Early identification ; Providing early intervention services --
Adolescents and adults : Characteristics of adolescence ; Demands placed on adolescents ; Characteristics of adolescents with learning disabilities ; Challenges in secondary programming ; Supportive and alternative curricular approaches ; Instructional procedures ; Adults with learning disabilities --
III. Specific learning disorders : Language and communication : Prevalence ; Terminology ; Language orientations ; Language components ; Language development ; Students with limited English proficiency ; Language assessment ; Service delivery models ; Language interventions --
Written language : Handwriting ; Spelling ; Written expression --
Reading : Factors related to reading disabilities ; Types of reading problems ; Dyslexia ; Organization of reading skills ; Development of reading skills ; Assessment of reading skills ; Teaching reading skills ; Developmental reading approaches ; Remedial reading programs and approaches ; Remedial reading methods ; Reading teaching strategies ; Reading and study skills for adolescents ; Commercial reading programs ; Computer software programs in reading --
Mathematics : Development of math skills ; Math disabilities ; Assessment of math skills ; Components of effective math instruction ; Specific math interventions and activities ; Commercial math programs ; Computer software programs in math --
Social and emotional behavior : Social and emotional behavioral characteristics ; Research on social status and acceptance ; Etiology of social and emotional behavioral problems ; Assessment of social and emotional behavior ; Techniques for building self-concept ; Techniques for managing behavior and developing social skills ; Commercial programs for social and emotional behavior.
Responsibility: Cecil D. Mercer ; with contributions by Charlie Hughes [and others].

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