Learning Disabilities

Learning Disabilities

The Ultimate Teen Guide

Book - 2003
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Baker & Taylor
Provides an overview of and offers advice on overcoming various learning disabilities, including dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Book News
Written for adolescents confronting learning disabilities, this book provides an overview of the most common disabilities and offers advice on overcoming the difficulties associated with them. Medical aspects of the disabilities are covered and celebrities with similar conditions are profiled. Assistive technology is described, and advice is offered concerning advocacy. Paquette is an educational writer; Tuttle is a special education coordinator. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Rowman and Littllefield
This accessible resource offers the tools for taking a proactive role in identifying, understanding and overcoming the obstacles facing teens with a wide variety of learning disabilities, including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), dyscalculia, and dyslexia. Assistive technology that aid students' learning such as Optical Character Recognition (OCR) systems, screen reading software, books on tape, and electronic notebooks are covered. The most recent research on brain structure and function, and the role they play in learning disabilities is presented, as well as a step-by-step guide to test reports, so that teens can understand how their disabilities are diagnosed.

Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2003
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ISBN: 9780810842618
0810842610
Branch Call Number: TEEN 371.9 PAQ
Characteristics: x, 301 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Tuttle, Cheryl Gerson
Alternative Title: Ultimate teen guide

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Mar 26, 2010

I really think this book is a good resource for schools, teachers and counselors. This book should serve as a foundation for understanding learning disabilities. We found this book moderately helpful because we were already pretty knowledgeable about ADHD, but we are donating a copy to the school for future reference so that teachers can have a resource to help them understand How It Feels to Have.... If you work with children, not just teens, this is a must read.

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