Learning Disabilities: A Practical Approach to Foundations, Assessment, Diagnosis, and Teaching

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Pearson/Allyn and Bacon, 2006 - Education - 410 pages
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This unique first edition takes students step-by-step through the process of understanding, assessing, diagnosing, and teaching students with  learning disabilities in an easy-to-read and practical manner.

 

Co-authored by the President and Vice-President of the National Association of Special Education Teachers, this new book is designed to be sensitive to the needs of future teachers while covering the spectrum of issues involved with learning disabilities in short, easy-to-read, and practical chapters.  The experienced author team leads students through the step-by-step process of understanding, assessing, diagnosing, and teaching students with learning disabilities.  The last part of the book takes readers through an entire school year, explaining to them all the policies, procedures, and normal day-to-day issues that can be expected by teachers of children with learning disabilities in his or her classroom.  No other text on the market offers this approach, providing current professors with a new and innovative way of presenting the material and teaching the course.

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Contents

Introduction to Learning Disabilities
3
Theoretical Perspectives on the Causes
17
Severe Head Injuries
30
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About the author (2006)

Roger Pierangelo is an associate professorin the Department of Special Education and Literacy at Long Island University.He has been an administrator of special education programs and served foreighteen years as a permanent member of Committees on Special Education. Pierangeloearned his PhD from Yeshiva University and Diplomate Fellow in Child andAdolescent Psychology and Forensic Psychology from the International College ofProfessional Psychology.

GeorgeGiuliani is an assistant professor at Hofstra University's School of Education andAllied Health and Human Services, in the Department of Counseling, Research, Special Education, and Rehabilitation. Giuliani earned JD from City UniversityLaw School and PsyD from Rutgers University, the Graduate School of Applied andProfessional Psychology.

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