Health Reference Series: Learning Disabilities Sourcebook

Editor: Judd, Sandra J.
Publication Year: 2016
Publisher: Omnigraphics, Inc.

Single-User Purchase Price: $85.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $127.50
ISBN: 978-0-7808-1520-9
Category: Health & Medicine - Health
Image Count: 12
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

Provides basic consumer health information about the signs, symptoms, and diagnosis of various learning disabilities and other conditions that impact learning, along with facts about early intervention and the special education process, advice for coping at home and school, and handling the transition to adulthood.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Part I: Understanding and Identifying Learning Disabilities
  • Chapter 1—The Brain and Its Function
  • Section 1.1—Brain Basics: How the Brain Works
  • Section 1.2—How the Brain Develops
  • Section 1.3—Executive Function
  • Chapter 2—Early Learning and Speech and Language Development Milestones
  • Section 2.1—Early Learning
  • Section 2.2—Speech and Language Development Milestones
  • Section 2.3—What Research Says about Language Acquisition
  • Chapter 3—Learning Disabilities Defined
  • Chapter 4—Causes of Learning Disabilities
  • Section 4.1—What Are the Causes and Risk Factors of Learning Disabilities?
  • Section 4.2—Environmental Contaminants and Learning Disabilities
  • Chapter 5—Signs and Symptoms of Learning Disabilities
  • Chapter 6—Diagnosing Learning Disabilities
  • Section 6.1—How Are Learning Disabilities Diagnosed?
  • Section 6.2—Evaluating Children for Learning Disabilities
  • Chapter 7—Prevalence of Learning Disabilities
  • Part II: Types of Learning Disabilities
  • Chapter 8—Auditory Processing Disorder
  • Chapter 9—Dyscalculia
  • Chapter 10—Dysgraphia
  • Chapter 11—Dyslexia
  • Section 11.1—Dyslexia Basics
  • Section 11.2—Dyslexia and the Brain: What Current Research Tells Us
  • Section 11.3—The READ Act Legislation on Dyslexia
  • Chapter 12—Gifted but Learning Disabled
  • Chapter 13—Nonverbal Learning Disability (NLD)
  • Chapter 14—Speech, Language, and Communication Disorders
  • Section 14.1—Delayed Speech or Language Development
  • Section 14.2—Apraxia of Speech
  • Chapter 15—Visual Processing Disorders
  • Part III: Other Disorders That Make Learning Difficult
  • Chapter 16—Aphasia
  • Chapter 17—Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Section 17.1—About Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Section 17.2—ADHD and Other Conditions
  • Chapter 18—Cerebral Palsy (CP)
  • Chapter 19—Chromosomal Disorders
  • Section 19.1—Down Syndrome
  • Section 19.2—47, XYY Syndrome
  • Section 19.3—Fragile X Syndrome (FXS)
  • Section 19.4—Klinefelter Syndrome (KS)
  • Section 19.5—Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS)
  • Section 19.6—Triple X Syndrome
  • Section 19.7—Turner Syndrome
  • Section 19.8—22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome
  • Section 19.9—Williams Syndrome (WS)
  • Chapter 20—Emotional Disturbance
  • Chapter 21—Epilepsy
  • Chapter 22—Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs)
  • Section 22.1—Facts about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
  • Section 22.2—Alcohol Use in Pregnancy
  • Section 22.3—Conditions Associated with FASD
  • Chapter 23—Gerstmann Syndrome
  • Chapter 24—Hearing Disabilities
  • Section 24.1—Facts about Hearing Disabilities
  • Section 24.2—Early Intervention and Special Education for Hearing Impairment
  • Section 24.3—Language and Communication Tools for Hearing Impairment
  • Chapter 25—Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD)
  • Section 25.1—Facts about Developmental Disabilities
  • Section 25.2—What Are Pervasive Development Disorders (PDD)?
  • Section 25.3—Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Section 25.4—Asperger Syndrome
  • Section 25.5—Rett Syndrome
  • Chapter 26—Specific Language Impairment
  • Chapter 27—Tourette Syndrome (TS)
  • Section 27.1—Tourette Syndrome: Overview
  • Section 27.2—Tourette Syndrome: Other Concerns and Conditions
  • Chapter 28—Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Section 28.1—Basics of Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Section 28.2—Consequences of Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Chapter 29—Visual Impairment
  • Part IV: Learning Disabilities and the Educational Process
  • Chapter 30—Decoding Learning Disabilities
  • Chapter 31—Understanding Your Child's Right to Special Education Services
  • Section 31.1—Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
  • Section 31.2—Section 504
  • Section 31.3—Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
  • Chapter 32—Early Intervention Strategies
  • Section 32.1—Early Intervention: An Overview
  • Section 32.2—Response to Intervention (RTI)
  • Chapter 33—Understanding the Special Education Process: An Overview
  • Chapter 34—Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)
  • Chapter 35—Supports, Modifications, and Accommodations for Students
  • Chapter 36—Specialized Teaching Techniques
  • Section 36.1—Differentiated Instruction
  • Section 36.2—The Inclusive Writing Classroom and Supportive Technology for Writing Problems
  • Section 36.3—Multisensory Teaching Techniques
  • Section 36.4—Speech-Language Therapy
  • Chapter 37—Coping with School-Related Challenges
  • Section 37.1—Building a Good Relationship with Your Child's Teacher
  • Section 37.2—Parental Involvement in Child's Success in School and Life
  • Chapter 38—Alternative Educational Options
  • Section 38.1—Homeschooling
  • Section 38.2—Choosing a Tutor
  • Chapter 39—Guide to Student Transition Planning
  • Part V: Living with Learning Disabilities
  • Chapter 40—Coping with a Learning Disability
  • Chapter 41—Family and Relationship Issues
  • Section 41.1—Caring for Siblings of Kids with Learning Disabilities
  • Section 41.2—Dealing with Learning Disabilities in Relationships
  • Section 41.3—Parenting Issues for Adults with Learning Disabilities
  • Chapter 42—Educating Others about Your Child with a Learning Disability
  • Chapter 43—Bullying and Learning Disabilities: What Parents Need to Know
  • Chapter 44—Social Skills: A Difficult Area for Many with Learning Disabilities
  • Chapter 45—Self-Esteem Issues and Children with Learning Disabilities
  • Chapter 46—Life Skills for Teens and Young Adults with Learning Disabilities
  • Chapter 47—Transition to Adulthood
  • Section 47.1—Adult Transition Services
  • Section 47.2—Employment Services
  • Section 47.3—Independent Living
  • Chapter 48—Employment Issues for People with Learning Disabilities
  • Section 48.1—Youth with Learning Disabilities: The Challenges
  • Section 48.2—Meeting the Needs of Youth with LD in Workplace Programs
  • Section 48.3—Helping Your Child Choose a Career and Find a Job
  • Section 48.4—Tips for Disabled Job Seekers
  • Section 48.5—Learning Disabilities and Federal Government Employment
  • Chapter 49—Coaching for Adults with Learning Disabilities
  • Chapter 50—Special Needs Trusts
  • Part VI: Additional Help and Information
  • Chapter 51—Glossary of Terms Related to Learning Disabilities
  • Chapter 52—Directory of Resources Related to Learning Disabilities
  • Chapter 53—Sources of College Funding for Students with Disabilities