Learning Disabilities Information for Teens, 2nd Edition

  • Keith Jones
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  • ISBN-10: 0780814711
  • ISBN-13: 9780780814714
  • DDC: 618.92
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade +
  • 400 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released March 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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Overview

This updated second edition describes the signs, causes, and diagnosis of learning disabilities, and discusses the effects of other disabilities and chronic conditions on learning. It also provides coping tips and information on academic issues, assistive technology, and laws that protect the rights of people with learning disabilities.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Preface.
Learning Disabilities: An Overview.
1: What is A Learning Disability?.
2: Myths and Misconceptions about Learning Disabilities.
3: What are Some Common Signs of Learning Disabilities?.
4: What Causes Learning Disabilities?.
5: How are Learning Disabilities Diagnosed?.
6: Statistics on Learning Disabilities.
Types of Learning Disabilities.
7: Three Categories of Learning Disabilities.
8: Dyslexia: Reading Disability.
9: Dysgraphia: Writing Disability.
10: Dyscalculia: Math Disability.
11: Developmental Speech and Language Disorders.
12: Specific Language Impairment (SLI).
13: Nonverbal Learning Disability (NLD).
14: Dyspraxia: Impaired Sensory and Motor Skills.
15: Information Processing Issues.
16: Gifted Students with Learning Disabilities.
Co-Occurring Disorders.
17: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
18: Substance Abuse and Learning Disorders.
19: Bipolar Disorder and Learning Disorders.
20: Conduct Disorder Often Associated with Attention Deficit Disorder.
Other Disabilities and Chronic Conditions that Affect Learning.
21: Cancer Treatment Associated with Learning Disabilities.
22: Aphasia.
23: Cerebral Palsy Often Connected to A Learning Disability.
24: Epilepsy Can Affect Learning.
25: Autism and Communication.
26: Down Syndrome and Learning Difficulties.
27: Tourette Syndrome Associated with Learning Disabilities.
28: Abusive Head Trauma (Shaken Baby Syndrome).
29: XYY Syndrome.
30: Triple X Syndrome.
31: Klinefelter Syndrome.
32: Turner Syndrome.
33: Academic Issues.
34: Choosing A School.
35: Evaluating and Documenting A Learning Disability.
36: The Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
37: Effective Academic Instruction for Children with ADHD.
38: Individualizing Instructional Practices for Children with ADHD.
39: Improving Study Skills.
40: Homework Strategies for Students with Learning Disabilities.
41: Assistive Technology and Learning Disabilities.
42: Testing Accommodation for Students with Disabilities.
43: Educational Options after High School.
44: Transition Planning.
45: Career Preparation and Work-Based Learning Experiences.
Living with A Learning Disability.
46: Self-Esteem Issues and Children with Learning Disabilities.
47: Self-Advocacy for Students with Learning Disabilities.
48: Overcoming Common Disability Barriers.
49: Social Skills, Friends, and Dating.
50: Stopping Bullies.
51: Siblings with Learning Disabilities.
52: Becoming A Successful Adult.
53: Learning Disabilities on the Job.
Learning Disabilities and Your Legal Rights.
54: Laws that Protect People with Learning Disabilities.
55: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
56: Protection for People with Learning Disabilities: Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
57: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
58: Learning Disabilities and The Law after High School: An Overview for Students.
If You Need More Information.
59: Directory of Learning Disabilities Organizations.
60: Online Apps and Games to Assist with Learning Disabilities.
Index.
Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Preface.
Learning Disabilities: An Overview.
1: What is A Learning Disability?.
2: Myths and Misconceptions about Learning Disabilities.
3: What are Some Common Signs of Learning Disabilities?.
4: What Causes Learning Disabilities?.
5: How are Learning Disabilities Diagnosed?.
6: Statistics on Learning Disabilities.
Types of Learning Disabilities.
7: Three Categories of Learning Disabilities.
8: Dyslexia: Reading Disability.
9: Dysgraphia: Writing Disability.
10: Dyscalculia: Math Disability.
11: Developmental Speech and Language Disorders.
12: Specific Language Impairment (SLI).
13: Nonverbal Learning Disability (NLD).
14: Dyspraxia: Impaired Sensory and Motor Skills.
15: Information Processing Issues.
16: Gifted Students with Learning Disabilities.
Co-Occurring Disorders.
17: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
18: Substance Abuse and Learning Disorders.
19: Bipolar Disorder and Learning Disorders.
20: Conduct Disorder Often Associated with Attention Deficit Disorder.
Other Disabilities and Chronic Conditions that Affect Learning.
21: Cancer Treatment Associated with Learning Disabilities.
22: Aphasia.
23: Cerebral Palsy Often Connected to A Learning Disability.
24: Epilepsy Can Affect Learning.
25: Autism and Communication.
26: Down Syndrome and Learning Difficulties.
27: Tourette Syndrome Associated with Learning Disabilities.
28: Abusive Head Trauma (Shaken Baby Syndrome).
29: XYY Syndrome.
30: Triple X Syndrome.
31: Klinefelter Syndrome.
32: Turner Syndrome.
33: Academic Issues.
34: Choosing A School.
35: Evaluating and Documenting A Learning Disability.
36: The Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
37: Effective Academic Instruction for Children with ADHD.
38: Individualizing Instructional Practices for Children with ADHD.
39: Improving Study Skills.
40: Homework Strategies for Students with Learning Disabilities.
41: Assistive Technology and Learning Disabilities.
42: Testing Accommodation for Students with Disabilities.
43: Educational Options after High School.
44: Transition Planning.
45: Career Preparation and Work-Based Learning Experiences.
Living with A Learning Disability.
46: Self-Esteem Issues and Children with Learning Disabilities.
47: Self-Advocacy for Students with Learning Disabilities.
48: Overcoming Common Disability Barriers.
49: Social Skills, Friends, and Dating.
50: Stopping Bullies.
51: Siblings with Learning Disabilities.
52: Becoming A Successful Adult.
53: Learning Disabilities on the Job.
Learning Disabilities and Your Legal Rights.
54: Laws that Protect People with Learning Disabilities.
55: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
56: Protection for People with Learning Disabilities: Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
57: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
58: Learning Disabilities and The Law after High School: An Overview for Students.
If You Need More Information.
59: Directory of Learning Disabilities Organizations.
60: Online Apps and Games to Assist with Learning Disabilities.
Index.