From the Back Cover
This textbook does a
thorough job of covering learning disabilities. It is well organized and I feel that the students would enjoy reading this textbook. Current changes and trends in the field are clearly explained in the textbook. The case studies are a definite plus
Mariann W. TilleryHigh Point University
the authors have done a great job putting current issues and changes in the field of LD into this textbook.
Monica A. LambertAppalachian State University
The characteristics of people with learning disabilities.
The causes of learning disabilities
The most reliable educational interventions for students with LD.
Students will enjoy reading this clearly written, well-organized text, which strikes a perfect balance between foundational information and practical tools that educators can readily use with students.
New! Chapter 3Eligibility focuses on the laws, definitions, identification, and eligibility topics related to learning disabilities.
New! Chapter 9Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder- ADHD
New! Chapter 15Participation in General Education Classrooms for Students with Learning Disabilities considers the student with learning disability in the general education classroom, including information about planning for, accommodating, and adapting instruction.
New! Case Studies: Shannon and Jamal are introduced in Chapter One and referenced throughout the book. Their stories realistically address questions parents, students, and teachers face, and illustrate how teaching techniques and strategies relate to the needs of a specific child.
New! Focus on: Do Now Activities provide quick, easy-to-apply strategies, techniques, and activities for immediate use and reference; great for beginning teachers.
The CEC Standards Connection:
- CEC Knowledge & Skills Overviews open each chapter.
- CEC Knowledge Check Margin Notes tie text material to CEC Common Core and Disability-Specific Knowledge and Skills statements.
- CEC Portfolio-Building Activities guide students in documenting the CEC knowledge and skills they've acquired.