Attention, Memory and Executive Function
Studies of attention, memory, and executive function continue to provide a greater understanding of the human learning process and the nature of specific cognitive disabilities. But progress has been impeded by the absence of cross-disciplinary theories, definitions, and methodologies. This authoritative text presents research on the components of these central cognitive processes and explains how these findings can help clinicians assess and remediate reading and attention disorders. Gathering the work of prominent researchers in psychology, neuropsychology, special education, and medicine, the chapters consider each of these processes from different theoretical perspectives.
Learning Disabilities: From Identification to Intervention
The authors — leading experts in neuropsychology and special education--present a unique model of learning disabilities that integrates the cognitive, neural, genetic, and contextual factors associated with these disorders. The volume addresses classification, assessment, and intervention for a range of disabilities involved in reading, mathematics, and written expression. With a focus on exploring the evolving scientific base of the field, as well as establishing effective educational practices, this book will serve as an essential text and an indispensable resource for school psychologists, neuropsychologists, special educators, and others who work with struggling learners.
Why Kids Can't Read: Challenging the Status Quo in Education
Through the eyes of parents and educators who have succeeded in their own struggles to change the educational system, the book provides the reader with the tools and knowledge for transforming the way reading is taught in their children's classrooms. This book takes the reader step-by-step through an understanding of the research on reading and ways in which a single, determined person can make a difference in the learning ability of every student in our nation's schools. Part One is a series of chapters written by individuals who discuss what they experienced during these battles and what made them successful. Part Two is written by a series of experts who describe how they have overcome the challenges involved in creating widespread change in school systems. The appendix is filled with resources-people, places, sample tools, a glossary and bibliography to help the reader.
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