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Students with Learning Disabilities, CourseSmart eTextbook, 7th Edition

By Cecil D. Mercer, Paige C. Pullen

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Aug 18, 2008

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For courses in Learning Disabilities.


The seventh edition of this popular text offers comprehensive coverage and a balanced approach of all of the varying theories and practices in the field—educational, medical, and psychological—incorporating assessment, definition, characteristics, and strategies–all to help readers develop their own personal perspective. It presents equal treatment to information about the characteristics, definitions, causes, and controversies of learning disabilities, with each researched-based topic clearly designed to support both diagnosis and intervention. Throughout the text, “best practices” have been identified through thorough research and practical examples. Revised to include the latest research and recent developments, the seventh edition reflects the latest trends in the field of learning disabilities. The authors have included new and expanded coverage of cultural diversity, Responsiveness to Intervention, techniques for identifying students with learning disabilities, expanded coverage of effective practices to prevent and remediate reading difficulties, effective assessment strategies and teaching practices in the academic areas based on recent research, a new chapter on ADHD, a focus on how to teach and manage students with learning disabilities, and information on the 2004 reauthorization of IDEA and the 2006 Code of Federal Regulations. Current and classic, Students with Learning Disabilities, Seventh Edition will stimulate and interest its readers about the nature and needs of individuals with learning disabilities.

Table of Contents



Chapter 1    History, Current Directions, Definitions, and Characteristics

Chapter 2    Medical Aspects

Chapter 3    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder




Chapter 4    Assessment

Chapter 5    Educational Services and Settings

Chapter 6    Teaching Theories and Practices

Chapter 7    Oral Communication: Speech and Language

Chapter 8    Reading

Chapter 9    Written Communication: Handwriting, Spelling, and Written Expression

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Students with Learning Disabilities, CourseSmart eTextbook, 7th Edition
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$73.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-713195-2