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.