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Learning Disability
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Learning Disability
Theory to Practice

First Edition
  • S. P. K. Jena - Department of Applied Psychology, University of Delhi, India


August 2013 | 294 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
In spite of their average or even above-average intelligence and conventional classroom experience, a large number of children suffer from learning disabilities. Failing to cope with the academic demands of the school, many of them drop out at an early age. This deprives them of many opportunities in life that a literate person enjoys.

In this context, this book serves two major objectives: it provides up-to-date information to the readers on theories and current practices in remediation of learning disability, and demonstrates the therapeutic effectiveness of two major techniques of intervention, namely, cognitive behaviour therapy and computer-assisted instruction, through a series of case studies. Thus, it bridges the theory–practice gap originating out of the difference between fundamental research and its actual implementation and places the treatment programmes on a firmer scientific footing by validating them empirically.

Foreword C R Mukundan

 
Introduction

 
Brain and Neurodiversity: From Laboratory to Classroom

 
Reading Disability

 
Writing Disability

 
Mathematical Disability

 
Information-processing Approach

 
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

 
Computer-assisted Instruction

 
The Experiment

 
Method

 
Case Studies: Assessment and Intervention

 
Results

 
Discussion

 
Overview and Future Directions

 
Appendices

 
References

 
Reader Feedback Form

 
Index

 

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