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Title:
Learning disabilities sourcebook : basic information about disorders such as dyslexia, visual and auditory processing deficits, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and autism, along with statistical and demographic data, reports on current research initiatives, an explanation of the assessment process, and a special section for adults with learning disabilities
Author:
Shin, Linda M.
Publication Information:
Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
xi, 579 pages ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction to learning disabilities -- Assessment -- Dyslexia and other academic skills disorders -- Sensory and communication disorders -- Other neurological disorders that impede learning -- Legal and social information for parents of learning disabled children -- Special information for older students and adults with learning disabilities.
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ISBN:
9780780802100
Format :
Book

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Central Library LC4705 .L434 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Basic Information about Disorders Such as Autism, Dyslexia, Hyperactivity, and Attention Deficit Disorder, along with Reports on Current Research Initiatives


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Booklist Review

Further titles in the Health Reference series, which now has more than 40 volumes.


Choice Review

Appropriately titled, the Learning Disabilities Sourcebook provides a general overview of the range of conditions known as learning disabilities. This readable work covers in a reasonably concise manner topics such as assessment, communication/sensory disorders, neurological disorders, legal information, and adult issues. Additionally, information is provided on attention deficit disorder, autism, and pervasive developmental disorder as these conditions have a known impact on learning. The information presented here is not designed to replace the professional (in special education) but rather is intended to assist the novice or layperson in better understanding this diverse exceptionality. To facilitate understanding, personalized examples of individuals with learning disabilities are supplied throughout the book. Although some of the references appear to be slightly dated, this work provides a solid base of information regarding successful techniques used with individuals who have learning disabilities, as well as practical suggestions for educators and family members. Clear language, concise descriptions, and pertinent information for contacting multiple resources add to the strength of this book as a useful tool. General readers; lower-division undergraduate through professional audiences. R. Ludy; Buena Vista University


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