Perspectives On Learning Disabilities: Biological, Cognitive, Contextual

1st Edition

Robert Sternberg, Louise Spear-Swerling

Published September 22, 2000
Textbook - 315 Pages
ISBN 9780813331768 - CAT# K373452

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Table of Contents

Foreword -- Preface -- Biological Approaches -- Genes, Environment, and Reading Disabilities -- The Biological Foundations of Developmental Dyslexia -- The Neuropsychological Basis of Learning Disabilities -- Cognitive Approaches -- Learning Disabilities in Perspective -- Phonologically Based Reading Disabilities: Toward a Coherent Theory of One Kind of Learning Disability -- Reading Disabilities and the Interventionist -- Learning Disabilities: The Roads We Have Traveled and the Path to the Future -- Developing Reading Fluency in Learning-Disabled Students -- Contextual Approaches -- Learning Disabilities as Organizational Pathologies -- Learning Disability: Issues of Representation, Power, and the Medicalization of School Failure -- Can We Get There from Here? Learning Disabilities and Future Education Policy -- Conclusions -- Epilogue: Toward an Emerging Consensus About Learning Disabilities


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