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Perspectives On Learning Disabilities

Biological, Cognitive, Contextual, 1st Edition

By Robert Sternberg, Louise Spear-Swerling

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More children than ever before are being labeled as learning disabled (LD), including some who in the past would have been labeled mentally retarded. At the same time, the category of gifted learning disabled has become widely accepted, and some parents as well as teachers are trying to have their children labeled as LD in order to render them elig

Table of Contents

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

About the Authors

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC000000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General