Learning Disabilities

Author: Sharyn Neuwirth
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9780788120312
Size: 70.47 MB
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Learning Disabilities from the Author: Sharyn Neuwirth. Provides up-to-date information on learning disabilities and the role of research in discovering underlying causes and effective treatments. Describes treatment options, strategies for coping and sources of information and support.

Handbook Of Learning Disabilities

Author: H. Lee Swanson
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462518680
Size: 53.14 MB
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Handbook Of Learning Disabilities from the Author: H. Lee Swanson. "This comprehensive handbook reviews the major theoretical, methodological, and instructional advances that have occurred in the field of learning disabilities. With contributions from leading researchers, the volume synthesizes a vast body of knowledge on the nature of learning disabilities, their relationship to basic psychological and brain processes, and how students with these difficulties can best be identified and treated. Findings are reviewed on ways to support student performance in specific skill areas/m-/including language arts, math, science, and social studies/m-/as well as general principles of effective instruction that cut across academic domains. Authoritative and up to date, the book also examines the concepts and methods that guide learning disability research and identifies promising directions for future investigation"--

Learning Disabilities

Author: Penny Hutchins Paquette
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0810856433
Size: 64.69 MB
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Learning Disabilities from the Author: Penny Hutchins Paquette. Provides an overview of and offers advice on overcoming various learning disabilities, including dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Learning About Learning Disabilities

Author: Po-Zen Wong
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483295397
Size: 15.29 MB
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Learning About Learning Disabilities from the Author: Po-Zen Wong. This is the first textbook to give equal attention to the intellectual, conceptual, and practical aspects of learning disabilities. Topical coverage is both comprehensive and thorough, and the information presented is up-to-date. Provides a balanced focus on both the conceptual and practical aspects of learning disabilities (LD)**The research covered is far more comprehensive and of greater depth than any other LD textbook**The work is distinctive in its treatment of such important areas as consultation skills and service delivery

Sexuality And Women With Learning Disabilities

Author: Michelle McCarthy
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1853027308
Size: 13.93 MB
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Sexuality And Women With Learning Disabilities from the Author: Michelle McCarthy. 'Sexuality and Women with Learning Disabilities makes a significant contribution to both feminist and disability literature, because it challenges common assumptions about the sexuality of people with learning disabilities, forces a reconsideration of how this group of people are viewed by those around them and links gender and disability in its analysis.' -Tizard Learning Disability Review 'By tackling issues that have received little meaningful attention, McCarthy both makes a valuable contribution to the literature and provides a useful practical guide to those wishing to support their clients more effectively.' - Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Care 'The thoroughness and attention to detail with which McCarthy has investigated and written about the sexual lives of a small number of women with mild to moderate learning difficulties is to be commended. Drawing upon interviews with the women who participated in this study, there is explicit detail about the reality of their sexual lives that overall comes across as sad, poignant and often shocking, with a high level of sexual abuse revealed... however, McCarthy has a strong code of ethics and sensitivity and a reflexive honesty about her role and stance as a feminist researcher that removes any possibility or suggestion of prurient voyeurism or exploitation being a part of this research. McCarthy writes as a woman with and about women, allowing their voices about their sexual experiences to be heard through the medium of in-depth interviews. Within the book, the sexual experiences of women with learning disabilities are set in a wider policy and practice framework and discussed in relation to ideologies surrounding learning disability, gender and sexuality in a cultural context. The book ends with a chapter discussing and listing policy and practice recommendations, including suggestions about changes to the law... Overall, this was a convincing and compelling book that deserves serious attention and I would strongly recommend it to anyone with an interest in learning disability issues, including practitioners, carers, relatives, advocates and counsellors.' - CSPRD Newsletter In this study of women with mild and moderate learning disabilities, Michelle McCarthy investigates how these women experience their sexual lives, basing her research on interviews with the women themselves. She argues the importance of informing the work of those responsible at research, practice and policy levels with the voices of people with learning disabilities. In the interviews, women talk openly about what form their sexual activity takes and what it means for them, the circumstances in which it occurs, and the pleasures (or lack thereof) associated with it. These interviews directly shape the policy and practice recommendations the author makes. Michelle McCarthy's findings suggest that women with learning disabilities commonly find themselves engaged in sexual activity which is not to their liking and not of their choosing. A high level of sexual abuse was also reported. The author discusses this in relation to the cultural forces which have influenced Western perceptions of sexuality, feminism and theories and prejudices about learning disabilities. She also studied the impact of institutional and community settings on the sexuality of women with learning disabilities. In Sexuality and Women with Learning Disabilities, McCarthy makes recommendations for policy and practice which will protect this vulnerable group, and advises on education, support and seeking justice for abused women.

Learning Disability Nursing

Author: John Turnbull
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405147857
Size: 34.52 MB
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Learning Disability Nursing from the Author: John Turnbull. Learning disability nurses play a leading role in the care and support of people with learning disabilities. Learning Disability Nursing explores the theory and practice of learning disability nursing, with an emphasis on understanding the experiences of learning disability nurses as they seek to practice effectively. It examines key issues faced by people with learning disabilities and those who support them and promotes the role of knowledgeable and reflective practitioners. * Develops a framework for learning disability nursing practice * Examines key issues for people with learning disabilities * Identifies distinctive features of learning disability nursing * Supports learning disability nurses in developing their roles and to support those with learning disabilities in exercising their rights. * Explores ethical and moral dilemmas, challenges and successes

Learning Disabilities

Author: Soren V. Randall
Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781594549908
Size: 79.90 MB
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Learning Disabilities from the Author: Soren V. Randall. A learning disability (LD) is a neurological disorder that affects the brain's ability to receive, process, store and respond to information. The term learning disability is used to describe the seeming unexplained difficulty a person of at least average intelligence has in acquiring basic academic skills. These skills are essential for success at school and work and for coping with life in general. LD is not a single disorder. It is a term that refers to a group of disorders. LD is a disorder that affects people's ability to either interpret what they see and hear to link information from different parts of the brain. These limitations can show up in many ways: as specific difficulties with spoken and written language, co-ordination, self control or attention. Typical learning difficulties include dyslexia, dyscalculia and dysgraphia - often complicated by associated disorders such as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. This book brings together leading research in the field.

The Abcs Of Learning Disabilities

Author: Bernice Wong
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780080569024
Size: 14.92 MB
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The Abcs Of Learning Disabilities from the Author: Bernice Wong. The ABCs of Learning Disabilities, Second Edition, discusses major research findings on learning disabilities in children, adolescents and adults in language, memory, social skills, self-regulation, reading, mathematics, and writing, with an additional chapter on assessment. This concise primer is intended for use as an undergraduate introductory text to the field. Written with an evenness of tone, breadth, and depth, the conveys an engaging style meant to encourage the beginning student to identify the “big picture and to be interested in conceptual issues as well as research findings. Undergraduate level text 90% new material Concise introduction to field Covers current concepts like removing the IQ-performance discrepancy formula in diagnosing learning disabilities New chapter on self-regulation and learning disabilities Whole school approach to social skills intervention

Exploring Experiences Of Advocacy By People With Learning Disabilities

Author: Rohhss Chapman
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846425110
Size: 76.31 MB
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Exploring Experiences Of Advocacy By People With Learning Disabilities from the Author: Rohhss Chapman. 'This book provides a fascinating vignette of the personal experiences of People with Learning Disabilities for the better (or worse) part of the last century. What makes the book so interesting is actually meeting some of those involved and seeing their stories in print. It flags up what has been achieved so far, and what still needs to be done.' - Oral History 'The editors of this book, written by a range of authors form the UK and overseas, set out to provide the reader with an understanding of the ways in which people with learning disabilities direct their lives through advocacy. Its strength lies in the way in which it puts to the forefront the voices of those who have been, and still might be, excluded from society if it were not for the different forms of resistance they have engaged in.' - Professional Social Work 'The accounts are all of acts of resistance and survival, many of them told by the people themselves. This creates another fascinating book which contributes greatly to an appreciation of the role of people with learning difficulties themselves in the historical struggle for better treatment in society.' - CommunityLiving 'This book explains how people with learning disabilities have become increasingly able to direct their own lives as fully active members of their communities. It also explains what self-advocacy means for these people and it shows how opportunities and services have changed for them in 10 years.' - Europe for Us! 'Heartbreaking, touching and at times inspirational, this book introduces us to the people who have been oppressed, the system that oppressed them and the individuals who stood up to them...Read this if you are involved in supporting people and you will find yourself addressing your practice and attitudes and ultimately, improving the quality of care you deliver.' - Community Care 'The accounts are all of acts of resistance and survival, many of them told by the people themselves. This creates another fascinating book which contributes greatly to an appreciation of the role of people with learning difficulties themselves in the historical struggle for better treatment in society.' - Community Living Exploring Experiences of Advocacy by People with Learning Disabilities charts the course through which people with learning disabilities have become increasingly able to direct their own lives as fully active members of their communities. Accounts from the UK, Australia, Canada and Iceland consider both the individual pioneers of self advocacy and local and national groups that have been set up to work actively towards improved services for people with learning disabilities. The book also examines what self-advocacy means for these people and provides an overview of how opportunities and services have changed for them over the decades. Many of the personal accounts, photographs and songs included in this book will be accessible and encouraging to people with learning disabilities, and they will provide inspiring reading for professionals who work with them, family members and community and government service providers.

Learning Disabilities

Author: Bob Gates
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0443101981
Size: 71.53 MB
Format: PDF
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Learning Disabilities from the Author: Bob Gates. This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It is the authoritative textbook for students of learning disabilities covering a wide variety of topics. It is relevant not only for nursing courses, but also for care workers, OTs, and other professional and non-professional carers. The new edition has been completely updated and includes the latest evidence for practice. There are new chapters which means the book provides comprehensive coverage of learning disablities throughout a person's life. There are also new contributors, including people with learning disabilities. Each chapter is supported by information on further reading and other resources.