Learning About Learning Disabilities, Third Edition by Bernice Wong

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Bernice Wong's Learning about Learning Disabilities was the first text to give equal attention to the intellectual, conceptual, and practical aspects of learning disabilities. The Third Edition of this popular title presents 80% new material, keeping the chapters up to date in this fast-moving field. With new contributors, and seven new chapters, coverage is both comprehensive and thorough, with three sections encompassing the research aspects of learning disabilities, the instructional aspects of learning disabilities, and the issues germane to different age ranges of the learning disabled: children, adolescents, and adults.

Chapters summarizing research on learning disabilities include coverage of ADHD, memory, language processing, social competence, self-regulation, and brain structures as they apply to learning disabilities. Chapters focusing on instructional aspects of learning disabilities include coverage of teaching literacy, reading comprehension, writing, and mathematics.

Readers will find Learning About Learning Disabilities, Third edition suitable for use as a reference source for researchers or a graduate level text.

Reviews from previous editions:

"An undergraduate text that strikes a careful balance between the intellectual (psychological) and practical aspects of learning disabilities."
―BOOK NEWS, INC.

"This text provides a balanced focus on both the conceptual and practical aspects of learning disabilities. Its research coverage is more comprehensive and of greater depth than any other LD textbook, and it is distinctive in its treatment of such important areas as consultation skills and service delivery."
―CHILD ASSESSMENT NEWS

"Learning About Learning Disabilities provides a broad overview of some important issues in relation to the education and development of pupils with learning disabilities... Wong has succeeded in providing detailed descriptions and comments within a book which covers a broad range of topics. Without exception the chapters are clearly written and accessible, and many provide the reader with challenging ideas and practical suggestions."
―BRITISH JOURNAL OF SPECIAL EDUCATION

* Provides a balanced focus on both the conceptual and the practical aspects of learning disabilities.
* Research coverage more comprehensive and of greater depth than any other textbook about learning disabilities
* The work is distinctive in its treatment of such important areas as consultation skills and service delivery
 

About Bernice Wong

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Bernice Y. L. Wong, Professor Emeritus an der Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada hat nach ihrem Psychologiestudium klinisch mit lerngestArten Kindern gearbeitet, mit Schwerpunkt bei der Diagnostik im Bereich der LernstArungen. Sie promovierte an der University of British Columbia in PAdagogik und A1/4bernahm an der Fraser University schlieAlich eine Professur fA1/4r LerngestArtenpAdagogik. Wongs Arbeitsgebiet ist die schulische Praxis von Lehr-Lerngemeinschaften und insbesondere der Unterricht im Schreiben. Gerhard BA1/4ttner, Herausgeber der deutschen Ausgabe, ist Professor fA1/4r PAdagogische Psychologie und Forschungsdirektor des Zentrums fA1/4r Lehrerbildung und Schul- und Unterrichtsforschung an der UniversitAt Frankfurt.
 
Published October 13, 2011 by Academic Press. 656 pages
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