1st Edition

Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties

By Margot Prior Copyright 1997
    192 Pages
    by Psychology Press

    An increase in research into all facets of learning difficulties has resulted in a deeper understanding of the problems. This book includes a description and explanation of reading, spelling and learning difficulties; provides chapters on psychological and neuropsychological assessment; explains the associations between behavioural problems and learning difficulties; and critically reviews remedial approaches, incorporating a summary of what is known about their efficacy. The importance of dealing with attendant behavioural problems and the significance of phonological knowledge in literacy learning are central themes.; Intended to be a succinct and accessible synthesis of current knowledge in this area, this book should be of interest to professionals who encounter children with learning difficulties, tertiary students and parents.

    Introduction: Specific Learning Difficulties Defined. Reading and Spelling Problems. Problems with Mathematics. Diagnosis and Assessment: Methods and Measures. Neuropsychology and its uses in Understanding Learning Difficulties. The Relationships Between Behaviour Problems and Learning Difficulties. Intervention. A Compendium of Remedial Methods and Techniques. Recapitulation. References. Index.


    Margot Prior (Author)

    I'm sure that this book will be of interest to many people as it covers such a range of issues...The book will certainly serve as a useful introductory text to anyone interested in finding out about specific learning difficulties. It assumes no prior knowledge and is written using very little technical jargon...The book will also be a valuable source book for teachers, not least because of its very good review and critique of remedial techniques and resources. - Kate Nation, University of York