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Title:
Learning disabilities : the ultimate teen guide
Author:
Paquette, Penny Hutchins.
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Publication Information:
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
x, 301 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Learning disabilities; an overview -- Your brain -- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder -- Dyscalculia; problems with numbers -- Dysgraphia; problems with writing -- Dyslexia; problems with reading -- Foreign languages -- Nonverbal learning disability -- Your test report -- IEP -- Transition planning -- Law and your rights -- Reviewing postsecondary education options -- No more teachers, no more books -- Assistive technology.
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ISBN:
9780810842618
Format :
Book

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Summary

Exclusively written for teenagers and young adults dealing with a wide variety of learning disabilities--including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), dyscalculia, and dyslexia--this accessible resource offers the tools for taking a proactive role in identifying, understanding and overcoming the obstacles facing teens with learning disabilities. Learning Disabilities provides a clear and informative overview of the most common disabilities. Appealing to teenagers with its easy-to-read format and positive tips for success, the book also teaches students how to advocate for themselves, informing them of their rights under law both during the school years and after high school graduation. Assistive technology that can help students improve their learning abilities such as Optical Character Recognition (OCR) systems, screen reading software, books on tape, electronic notebooks, and other tools that aid student learning are covered. The most recent research on brain structure and function, and the role they play in learning disabilities is presented, as well as a step-by-step guide to test reports, so that teens can understand how their disabilities are diagnosed. Gathering information from students, high school guidance counselors, and from medical and other professionals, authors Paquette and Tuttle also show teens they are not alone in their struggles, profiling famous people that also have learning disabilities.


Author Notes

Penny Hutchins Paquette is an educational writer, former school librarian, and author of Asthma: The Ultimate Teen Guide She lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts. Cheryl Gerson Tuttle is a special education coordinator and educational writer in Special Education with broad experience at the preschool through college levels. She is the author of Medications: The Ultimate Teen Guide. She lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 7 Up-Addressing teens directly, this accessible title focuses on specific disabilities with descriptions of how it feels to have a particular condition. Practical suggestions for coping and working toward a successful future are provided. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.