This book discusses biological, cognitive, educational, sociological, and interactive to discuss the nature of learning disabilities, its origins, its diagnosis, and effective remediation. It emphasizes the development of ideas as the motor forces behind the economic policies.
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