Off Track: When Poor Readers Become

Off Track

When Poor Readers Become ""Learning Disabled"", 1st Edition

By Louise Spear-swerling, Robert Sternberg


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The identification of poor readers as ?learning disabled? can be the first of many steps toward consigning students to a lifetime of reading failure. The very label that is meant to help children often becomes a burden that works against effective learning throughout their schooling.In this book, the authors identify the dangers of labeling childre

Table of Contents

What Ails the Field of Learning Disabilities -- The History of LD: Variations on a Theme -- What Is Reading Disability? -- The Road to Proficient Reading -- Roads to Reading Disability -- Issues in the Education of Children with Reading Disability -- Educational Practices for Children with Reading Disability -- Possible Causes of Reading Disability -- Abilities, Disabilities, and Reading Disability: How Are They Related? -- Early Intervention and Prevention -- Toward Another Way of Thinking About Reading Difficulties

About the Authors

Louise Spear-Swerling is associate professor of special education at Southern Connecticut State University. Robert J. Sternberg is IBM Professor of Psychology and Education at Yale University.

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