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Research and Markets: Learning About Learning Disabilities. Edition No. 4, 2012 Edition Provides Research Summaries on Most Effective Ways to Teach Children with LD

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of Elsevier Science and Technology's new book "Learning About Learning Disabilities. Edition No. 4" to their offering.

Learning about Learning Disabilities, 4e continues to provide equal attention to the intellectual, conceptual, and practical aspects of learning disabilities. The Fourth Edition of this popular title presents 80% new material, keeping the chapters up to date in this fast-moving field. With new contributors, and 11 new chapters, coverage is both comprehensive and thorough, encompassing the classification and identification of learning disabilities, learning disabilities in reading, writing, math, and social studies, interventions, and the issues germane to different age ranges of the learning disabled: children, adolescents, and adults. Readers will find Learning About Learning Disabilities, Fourth Edition suitable for use as a reference source for researchers or as a graduate level text.

- Learning Disabilities occur in 20% of the population. Three million children in the US have a learning disability and receive special education in school.

- 30% of children with learning disabilities drop out of high school, and 48% of those with learning disabilities are out of the workforce or unemployed.

- Discusses different types of learning disabilities including problems with attention, memory, language, math, reading, and writing

- Encompasses the impact of LD on learning as well as social competence and self-regulation

- Encompasses a lifespan perspective on LD, discussing the impact on children, adolescents, and adults

Key Topics Covered:

1 Classification and identification of Learning Disabilities Jack M. Fletcher

2 Learning Disabilities and Memory H. Lee Swason and Danielle Stomel

3 Brain and Behavioral Response to Intervention for Specific Reading, Writing and math Disabilities: What Works for Whom? Virginia W. Berninger and Michael Dunn

4 Social Relationships: The 4th R Judith Wiener and Victoria Timmermanis

5 Self-Regulation Among Students with LD and ADHD

Robert R. Reid, Karen R. Harris, Steven Graham and Marcia Rock

6 Reading Interventions for Students in Early Primary Grades Sylvia Linan-thompson and Jeremy Miciak

7 Highlights in Reading Comprehension Intervention Research for Students with learning Disabilities Linda H. Mason and Jessica L. Hagaman

8 Instructional Interventions for Students with Mathematics Learning Disabilities Margo A. Mastropieri, Thomas E. Scruggs, Clara Hauth, and Dannette Allen-Bronaugh

9 Writing Instruction Charles A. MacArthur, Zoi Philippakos, Steve Graham, and Karen Harris

10 Assessment and Interventions for English Language Learners with Learning Disabilities Esther Geva and Katherine Herbert

11 Improving Outcomes for Adolescents with Learning Disabilities Patricia Sampson Graner and Donald D. Deshler

12 Effective Instruction for History and the Social Studies: What Works for Students with Learning Disabilities Susan De La Paz

13 Navigating the Postsecondary Landscape John G. Freeman, Allyson Harrison and Ena Holtermann with Ingrid Jackson and Todd Cunningham

14 Special Education Curriculum in an Era of High Standards John Woodward

15 Included, but Underserved: Rediscovering Special Education for Students with Learning Disabilities Jean B. Crockett, Elizabeth A. Filippi and Cheryl L. Morgan

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Source: Elsevier Science and Technology

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