Perspectives On Learning Disabilities In India: Current Practices And Prospects by Komilla ThapaPerspectives On Learning Disabilities In India: Current Practices And Prospects by Komilla Thapa

Perspectives On Learning Disabilities In India: Current Practices And Prospects

EditorKomilla Thapa, Geerdina M. Van Der Aalsvoort, Janak Pandey

Hardcover | July 11, 2008

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Learning disabilities (LDs) remain one of the least understood and most debated disabling conditions that affect children. Perspective on Learning Disabilities in India: Current Practices and Prospects showcases how researchers and practitioners in the country have evolved strategies to resolve the fundamental questions related to LDs, while focusing on marginalized and disadvantaged groups. It not only highlights the basic issues and controversies in this field but also presents innovative, theory-driven approaches to the assessment and remediation of LDs. It also emphasizes the role of teachers—a useful resource in the absence of trained professionals—in the identification of LDs in children. The book offers a rich overview of ways to proceed in case of LDs, thus making it a must-read for researchers, experts, and professionals associated with this field. The expert contributors to this volume provide heuristic insights that can facilitate the formulation of a research agenda and services for people with LDs in India, where research and practice in the field is still at a nascent stage.
Title:Perspectives On Learning Disabilities In India: Current Practices And ProspectsFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:304 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.98 inShipping dimensions:8 × 5 × 0.98 inPublished:July 11, 2008Publisher:Sage PublicationsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:8178298252

ISBN - 13:9788178298252


Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Learning Disabilities: Issues and ConcernsChapter 2: Young At-risk Children: An Educational Challenge or a Clinical Group Only?Chapter 3: Learning Disability and Language LearningChapter 4: Developmental Dyslexia: Evidence From Hindi-speaking Children with DyslexiaChapter 5: The Marginalised Dalits: Disadvantages in LearningChapter 6: Learning Disability: Challenges in Diagnosis and AssessmentChapter 7: Profiles of Academic Skill Deficits in the Indian SchoolsChapter 8: Teacher Identification of Learning Problems: Comparisons with Other MeasuresChapter 9: Teachers' Perception of Learning-related Problems in School-going Children: A Preliminary ReportChapter 10: A Base-Line Study of Learning Disabilities: Its Prevalence, Teacher Awareness and Classroom PracticesChapter 11: A Theory-driven Approach to the Diagnosis and Remediation of Learning Problems in Children: CAS and PREPChapter 12: Saffolding To Learn: An AttemptChapter 13: Detailed Assessment of Specific Learning Disability and Intervention in School ChildrenChapter 14: Identifying Issues and Looking Ahead