Perspectives on Learning Disabilities: Biological, Cognitive, Contextual

By Robert J. Sternberg; Louise Spear-Swerling | Go to book overview

Contents
Foreword , Keith E. Stanovichvii
Prefacexv
Part One Biological Approaches
1 Genes, Environment, and Reading Disabilities ,
Richard K. Olson
3
2 The Biological Foundations of Developmental Dyslexia ,
Elena L. Grigorenko
22
3 The Neuropsychological Basis of Learning Disabilities ,
George W. Hynd, Amanda B. Clinton, and Jennifer R. Hiemenz
60
Part Two Cognitive Approaches
4 Learning Disabilities in Perspective , Richard K. Wagner and Tamara Garon83
5 Phonologically Based Reading Disabilities: Toward a Coherent Theory of One Kind of Learning Disability, Joseph K. Torgesen106
6 Reading Disabilities and the Interventionist , Michael G. Pressley136
7 Learning Disabilities: The Roads We Have Traveled and the Path to the Future, Linda S. Siegel159
8 Developing Reading Fluency in Learning-Disabled Students ,
S. Jay Samuels
176
Part Three Contextual Approaches
9 Learning Disabilities as Organizational Pathologies ,
Thomas M. Skrtic
193
10 Learning Disability: Issues of Representation, Power, and the Medicalization of School Failure, Carol A. Christensen227

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