Identification And Evaluation Of Learning Disabilities

Author: Evelyn S. Johnson
Editor: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483331571
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Get your students the support they need! One size does not fit all for helping students with learning disabilities—and it doesn’t work for identifying learning disabilities either. This practical, easy-to-use handbook offers a comprehensive plan, guiding general educators, special educators, administrators, and school psychologists through the eligibility and evaluation stages that ensure students get the best services and support they need to be successful. You’ll find: Guidance on what data to collect and how to collect it Strategies for combining RTI with a comprehensive evaluation to diagnose SLD Detailed case studies—with graphs, figures, and test scores—at the school, classroom, and individual student level

Learning Disabilities

Author: Jeffrey P. Bakken
Editor: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 178190426X
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Written by leaders in the field of learning disabilities, this volume addresses various perspectives and issues related to learning disabilities. It includes chapters: Legal Issues and Learning Disabilities; Themes and Dimensions of Learning Disabilities; and, Identification and Assessment of Students with LD.

Frames Of Reference For The Assessment Of Learning Disabilities

Author: G. Reid Lyon
Editor: Paul H Brookes Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781557661388
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Researchers and educators are well aware of the pressing need for guidelines in measuring learning disabilities and of the difficulty in finding a resource that offers in-depth analysis of assessment issues. Frames of Reference for the Assessment of Learning Disabilities provides a comprehensive discussion of up-to-date research and progressive measurement strategies. Unique because of its broad scope, this essential reference examines assessment tools as they relate to a wide range of learning disabilities, including disabilities that affect attention, executive function, linguistics and reading, mathematics, written language expression, spelling, social competence, and cognitive abilities. It also establishes a framework for systematic measurement by identifying five decision points that enable the evaluator to focus on the learning areas that are most crucial, and most difficult, for the student to master. This groundbreaking work, compiled by recognized experts, challenges the traditional definition of learning disabilities and explores new approaches to measuring a child's progress reliably. It enables professionals to evaluate measurement tools and strategies, to develop criteria for choosing and evaluating core test batteries, and to assess the efficacy of improving existing tools versus developing new ones. Researchers, clinicians, educators, and students in special education, psychology, neurology, and pediatrics can turn to this resource for an authoritative examination of the issues surrounding the assessment of learning disabilities and for state-of-the-art measurement techniques.

Students With Both Gifts And Learning Disabilities

Author: Tina A. Newman
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1441991166
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We were motivated to edit this book when we began to hear stories of exceptional students who were struggling with reading, writing, or math, but who could solve seemingly any problem with computers, or build the most intricate structures with Legos, or could draw beautiful pictures, or could tell the most creative stories but ended up in tears when asked to write it out. How is it possible to have so much talent in some areas and yet to appear to have a disability in another? What resources are available for these students? How can we ensure that these students' abilities are nurtured and developed? Our goal in this book is to provide ideas and possibly even tentative answers for educators and to stimulate more questions to be answered by researchers. We have ourselves been addressing related questions for some time. Our group at the PACE Center at Yale has explored the developmentof abilities, competencies and expertise that allow people to be successful in life. Through this work, we have collaborated with school districts and other educators and researchers across the country to expand the notion ofwhat is traditionally thought ofas intelligence. We use the conceptofsuccessful intelligence to allow for the possibility that the skills traditionally taught in school are not the only ones, and often not even the most important ones, that allow people to be successful in the world.

Neuropsychological Perspectives On Learning Disabilities In The Era Of Rti

Author: Elaine Fletcher-Janzen
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470893451
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An insightful look at the role of neuroscience and neuropsychology as it relates to Response to Intervention (RTI) in learning disability diagnosis, treatment, and policy reform Neuropsychological Perspectives on Learning Disabilities in the Era of RTI is a revolutionary new volume presenting the latest research—in question-and-answer format—from leading scholars about the contributions of neuroscience and neuropsychology as it relates to Response to Intervention (RTI) in learning disability identification, diagnosis, and recommended interventions. This collective work includes contributions from more than thirty neuroscientists, neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists, and school psychologists with training in brain-behavior relationships, who explore the answers to questions including: How do you reconcile RTI as a means of diagnosis of learning disability with knowledge from the clinical neurosciences?? What do you think neuroscience has to offer laws and policies associated with learning disability determination? What do you think neuroscience has to offer the assessment and identification of learning disabilities? What role does neurocognitive science play in designing interventions in the context of RTI? What role does neuropsychology have to play in the diagnosis of learning disability? Featuring contributions from leaders in the field of neuropsychology and school psychology, and with a Foreword from Sally Shaywitz, Neuropsychological Perspectives on Learning Disabilities in the Era of RTI illuminates the contributions of neuro-science and neuropsychology to learning disability identification and current educational reform.

Reading And Learning Disability

Author: Estelle L. Fryburg
Editor: Charles C Thomas Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780398067441
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The primary goal of this book is to provide teachers, psychologists, physicians and concerned professionals with an interdisciplinary view of learners and schooling by applying the current knowledge of neuropsychology and the concepts of cognitive psychology to instruction and to the assessment, evaluation and remediation of individuals with reading, language and writing difficulties. The author presents theoretical and experimental evidence and recommends the practical applications to classroom and clinic settings of current theory and research, describes and analyzes methods of instruction, and provides direction in the administration of diagnostic tests and the interpretation of test achievement. Theories are described and restated as they are relevant to instruction, assessment and evaluation. The goal is to enable educators and psychologists to effectively and efficiently assist students and clients to achieve competency in literacy and academic tasks and to introduce physicians to the cognitive and affective components of schooling. This comprehensive book was written to serve as a text in graduate courses in psychology, diagnosis and remediation of reading and writing difficulties, as well as for practica in neuropsychological aspects of reading and learning disabilities, and psychoeducational evaluation of learning problems.

Learning Disabilities

Author: Jack M. Fletcher
Editor: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781606238141
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Evidence based and comprehensive, this important work offers a new approach to understanding and intervening with students with learning disabilities. The authors--leading experts in neuropsychology and special education--present a unique model of learning disabilities that integrates the cognitive, neural, genetic, and contextual factors associated with these disorders. The volume addresses classification, assessment, and intervention for a range of disabilities involved in reading, mathematics, and written expression. With a focus on exploring the evolving scientific base of the field, as well as establishing effective educational practices, this book will serve as an essential text and an indispensable resource for school psychologists, neuropsychologists, special educators, and others who work with struggling learners.

Learning About Learning Disabilities

Author: Bernice Wong
Editor: Academic Press
ISBN: 0123884144
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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. Reviews of previous editions: "This text provides a balanced focus on both the conceptual and practical aspects of learning disabilities. Its research coverage is more comprehensive and of greater depth than any other LD textbook, and it is distinctive in its treatment of such important areas as consultation skills and service delivery." -CHILD ASSESSMENT NEWS "... provides a broad overview of some important issues in relation to the education and development of pupils with learning disabilities... Wong has succeeded in providing detailed descriptions and comments within a book which covers a broad range of topics. Without exception the chapters are clearly written and accessible, and many provide the reader with challenging ideas and practical suggestions." -BRITISH JOURNAL OF SPECIAL EDUCATION 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 Provides research summaries on most effective ways to teach children with LD Encompasses a lifespan perspective on LD, discussing the impact on children, adolescents, and adults

The Rti Approach To Evaluating Learning Disabilities

Author: Joseph F. Kovaleski
Editor: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462511546
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This book presents clear-cut procedures for using response to intervention (RTI) to determine a K-12 student's eligibility for special education under the designation of specific learning disabilities (SLD). Comprehensive guidelines are provided for gathering student data in the course of interventions and ruling out causes other than SLD for academic problems. Special features include case examples, tips for creating individualized education plans based on RTI data, and frequently asked questions. With a convenient large-size format and lay-flat binding, the book features useful reproducible tools. Purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials. This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series.

Essentials Of Specific Learning Disability Identification

Author: Vincent C. Alfonso
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119313856
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Practical, up-to-date guidance on identifying Specific Learning Disability Essentials of Specific Learning Disability Identification provides accessible, authoritative guidance on specific learning disability (SLD), with the most up-to-date information on assessment, identification, interventions, and more. Contributions by leading experts examine multiple theoretical orientations and various identification approaches for dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, and other common SLDs. Emphasizing real-world utility, this book provides important information for professionals who work with children and youth at risk; many of the SLD identification practices can be put to work immediately, and the expert coverage offers many strategies and interventions for student support in the classroom. This new second edition has been updated to align with the most current understanding of SLD manifestations, diagnostic assessment, and evidence-based interventions, and includes new material covering nonverbal learning disability, speech-language impairment, general learning difficulties, and differentially diagnosing SLD from other conditions. Early SLD identification and the right kind of help can raise the trajectory of a child's life. This book provides in-depth information to facilitate accurate identification and appropriate intervention to help you help the children in your care. Understand how SLD manifests in academic performance Learn theory- and research-based approaches to SLD identification Examine the latest information about new aspects of SLD determination Utilize appropriate and effective intervention strategies for student support If a child's learning disability is caught early, and the correct type of support is provided, that child gets the chance to develop the skills that lead to achievement in school and beyond. As a high-incidence disorder, SLD affects 10-15 percent of the general population, making successful identification an essential skill for those who work with children. Essentials of Specific Learning Disability Identification provides authoritative guidance and practical methods that can help you start changing children's lives today.