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Rethinking learning disabilities : understanding children who struggle in school / Deborah P. Waber.


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Waber, Deborah P.
Publication date:
New York : Guilford Press, c2010.
  • Book
  • xiv, 241 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-234) and index. "Publications of the Children's Hospital Boston Learning Disabilities Research Center": p. 218-220.
  • Part 1. The Developmental Approach to Learning Disabilities. 1. The Dilemma: What Is a Learning Disability? 2. A Learning Disability Is a Developmental Problem. 3. A Developmental Science Perspective on Learning Disabilities. 4. A Lifespan Perspective on Learning Disabilities. 5. Identifying Learning Disabilities: Insights from a Developmental Approach. 6. Insights from Cognitive Neuroscience: Automatic and Effortful Processing. Part 2. Diagnosing the Child-World Interaction. 7. Identical Twins. 8. An Adequate Achiever with Learning Problems. 9. Beyond a "Reading Problem." 10. Learning-Disabled Children Grown Up. 11. A Developmental Strategy for Resolving the Dilemma. Appendix: Publications of the Children's Hospital Boston Learning Disabilities Program.
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Publisher's Summary:
Experts have yet to reach consensus about what a learning disability is, how to determine if a child has one, and what to do about it. Leading researcher and clinician Deborah Waber offers an alternative to the prevailing view of learning disability as a problem contained within the child. Instead, she shows how learning difficulties are best understood as a function of the developmental interaction between the child and the world. Integrating findings from education, developmental psychology, and cognitive neuroscience, she offers a novel approach with direct practical implications. Detailed real-world case studies illustrate how this approach can promote positive outcomes for children who struggle in school. The book will greatly appeal to neuropsychologists; special educators; school psychologists; developmental psychologists; child clinical psychologists and other child clinicians; speech-language pathologists, as well as being a useful text for graduate-level courses.
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