Learning About Learning Disabilities by Bernice Wong

Learning About Learning Disabilities

byBernice WongEditorDeborah L. Butler

Hardcover | August 14, 2012

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Learning about Learning Disabilities, 4e continues to provide equal attention to the intellectual, conceptual, and practical aspects of learning disabilities. TheFourth Edition of this popular title presents 80% new material, keeping the chapters up to date in this fast-moving field. With new contributors, and 11 new chapters, coverage is both comprehensive and thorough, encompassing the classification and identification of learning disabilities, learning disabilities in reading, writing, math, and social studies, interventions, and the issues germane to different age ranges of the learning disabled: children, adolescents, and adults. Readers will findLearning About Learning Disabilities, Fourth Edition suitable for use as a reference source for researchers or as a graduate level text.

Reviews of previous editions:

"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 "... 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



  • Learning Disabilities occur in 20% of the population. Three million children in the US have a learning disability and receive special education in school.
  • 30% of children with learning disabilities drop out of high school, and 48% of those with learning disabilities are out of the workforce or unemployed.
  • Discusses different types of learning disabilities including problems with attention, memory, language, math, reading, and writing
  • Encompasses the impact of LD on learning as well as social competence and self-regulation
  • Provides research summaries on most effective ways to teach children with LD
  • Encompasses a lifespan perspective on LD, discussing the impact on children, adolescents, and adults

About The Author

Bernice Wong is Professor Emeritus at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia. Prior to retirement, her passion had been writing intervention research with students with and without learning disabilities. In retirement, her love for writing has transformed from academic writing to short stories about interesting events in he...
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Title:Learning About Learning DisabilitiesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:464 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:August 14, 2012Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0123884098

ISBN - 13:9780123884091

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Classification and identification of Learning Disabilities

Jack M. fletcher

Chapter 2 - Learning Disabilities and Memory

H. Lee Swason and Danielle Stomel

Chapter 3 - Brain and Behavioral Response to Intervention for Specific Reading, Writing and math Disabilities: What Works for Whom?

Virginia W. Berninger and Michael Dunn

Chapter 4 - Social Relationships: The 4th R

Judith Wiener and Victoria Timmermanis

Chapter 5 - Self-Regulation Among Students with LD and ADHD

Robert R. Reid, Karen R. Harris, Steven Graham and Marcia Rock

Chapter 6 - Reading Interventions for Students in Early Primary Grades

Sylvia Linan-thompson and Jeremy Miciak

Chapter 7 - Highlights in Reading Comprehension Intervention Research for Students with learning Disabilities

Linda H. Mason and Jessica L. Hagaman

Chapter 8 - Instructional Interventions for Students with Mathematics Learning Disabilities

Margo A. Mastropieri, Thomas E. Scruggs, Clara Hauth, and Dannette Allen-Bronaugh

Chapter 9 - Writing Instruction

Charles A. MacArthur, Zoi Philippakos, Steve Graham, and Karen Harris

Chapter 10 - Assessment and Interventions for English Language Learners with Learning Disabilities

Esther Geva and Katherine Herbert

Chapter 11 - Improving Outcomes for Adolescents with Learning Disabilities

Patricia Sampson Graner and Donald D. Deshler

Chapter 12 - Effective Instruction for History and the Social Studies: What Works for Students with Learning Disabilities

Susan De La Paz

Chapter 13 - Navigating the Postsecondary Landscape

John G. Freeman, Allyson Harrison and Ena Holtermann with Ingrid Jackson and Todd Cunningham

Chapter 14 - Special Education Curriculum in an Era of High Standards

John Woodward

Chapter 15 - Included, but Underserved: Rediscovering Special Education for Students with Learning Disabilities

Jean B. Crockett, Elizabeth A. Filippi and Cheryl L. Morgan

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Praise for the Previous Edition:
"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