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Consumer Health > ConsHlth: Special Education
Learning Disabilities Sourcebook
Williams, Angela, Ed.
ISBN 13: 
9780780817036
Previous ISBN (13): 
9780780815209
ISBN 10: 
0780817036
Category: 
ConsHlth: Special Education
Edition: 
6
Publisher: 
Omnigraphic, Inc.
Format: 
Cloth
Status: 
Active
Pages: 
528
Weight: 
2.04
Retail Price: 
95.00
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Synopsis:
Learning disabilities are neurological disorders that affect the brain's ability to process, store, and communicate information. They are widespread, affecting as many as one out of every five people in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Education. In 2015-16, the number of students ages 3-21 receiving special education services was 6.7 million, or 13 percent of all public school students. Among students receiving special education services, 34 percent had specific learning disabilities. Learning disabilities directly impact many areas in the lives of those affected, making school difficult, making it hard to obtain and sustain employment, making daily tasks challenging, and even affecting relationships. Yet learning disabilities are invisible obstacles. For this reason they are often misunderstood, and their impact is often underestimated. Learning Disabilities Sourcebook, Sixth Edition provides information about dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, speech and communication disorders, and auditory and visual processing disorders. It also provides details about other conditions that impact learning, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism and other pervasive developmental disorders, hearing and visual impairment, and Down syndrome and other chromosomal disorders. The book offers facts about diagnosing learning disabilities, the special education process, and legal protections. Guidelines for life-stage transitions and coping with daily challenges, a glossary of related terms, and a directory of resources for additional help and information are also included. This book is divided into parts and chapters. Parts focus on broad areas of interest. Chapters are devoted to single topics within a part. Part I: Understanding and Identifying Learning Disabilities explains how the brain works, defines what learning disabilities are, and describes theories regarding their potential causes. It explains how lear

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