First published in 1986. This book is concerned with the problems children have in learning in normal or remedial classrooms, within ordinary primary schools. It deals with children in the 5 to 11 age range but much is also applicable to children at the lower end of the secondary school. It looks at a wide range of difficulties and for each area it classifies and describes the difficulties, considers the numbers of children with the difficulty; and discusses problems of diagnosis and remediation. It reviews certain psychological theories and research findings and relates them to practice; and it describes the work of professionals such as speech therapists, showing how the classroom teacher can support such professionals; but the major concern of the book is to help practicing teachers and teachers in training to work out intelligently for themselves how to improve their performance in this area.
Table of Contents
1. Learning-Disabled Children and Their Education 2. Speech and Language Difficulties 3. Reading Difficulties 4. Difficulties with Writing and Spelling 5. Visual-Motor Problems and Activity Level 6. Difficulties in Mathematics 7. Personal and Social Skills 8. A Way Forward; References; Author Index; Subject Index