Essentials of Specific Learning Disability Identification
Essentials of Psychological Assessment 2. Aufl.
Practical, up-to-date guidance on identifying Specific Learning Disability Essentials of Specific Learning Disability Identification provides accessible, authoritative guidance on specific learning disability (SLD), with the most up-to-date information on assessment, identification, interventions, and more. Contributions by leading experts examine multiple theoretical orientations and various identification approaches for dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, and other common SLDs. Emphasizing real-world utility, this book provides important information for professionals who work with children and youth at risk; many of the SLD identification practices can be put to work immediately, and the expert coverage offers many strategies and interventions for student support in the classroom. This new second edition has been updated to align with the most current understanding of SLD manifestations, diagnostic assessment, and evidence-based interventions, and includes new material covering nonverbal learning disability, speech-language impairment, general learning difficulties, and differentially diagnosing SLD from other conditions. Early SLD identification and the right kind of help can raise the trajectory of a child's life. This book provides in-depth information to facilitate accurate identification and appropriate intervention to help you help the children in your care. Understand how SLD manifests in academic performance Learn theory- and research-based approaches to SLD identification Examine the latest information about new aspects of SLD determination Utilize appropriate and effective intervention strategies for student support If a child's learning disability is caught early, and the correct type of support is provided, that child gets the chance to develop the skills that lead to achievement in school and beyond. As a high-incidence disorder, SLD affects 10-15 percent of the general population, making successful identification an essential skill for those who work with children. Essentials of Specific Learning Disability Identification provides authoritative guidance and practical methods that can help you start changing children's lives today.
Foreword Series Preface Acknowledgements PART I: DEFINITIONS AND MANIFESTATIONS OF SPECIFIC LEARNING DISABILITIES One: Overview of Specific Learning DisabilitiesMarlene Sotelo-Dynega, Dawn P. Flanagan, and Vincent C. Alfonso Two: The Neuropsychology of Reading Disorders: How SLD Manifests in ReadingSteven G. Feifer Three: How SLD Manifests in MathematicsMichèlele M. M. Mazzocco and Rose Vukovic Four: How SLD Manifests in WritingNancy Mather and Barbara J. Wendling Five: How SLD Manifests in Oral Expression and Listening ComprehensionNickola Wolf Nelson and Elisabeth H. Wiig Six: Nonverbal Learning DisabilitiesMargaret Semrud-Clikeman PART II: METHODS AND MODELS OF SPECIFIC LEARNING DISABILITY IDENTIFICATION Seven: A Response to Intervention (RTI) Approach to SLD IdentificationJack M. Fletcher and Jeremy Miciak Eight: Using Student Response to Intervention to Identify SLD: Requirements, Recommendations, and Future ResearchMathew K. Burns, Kathrin E. Maki, Kristy Warmbolde-Brann, and June L. Preast Nine: Cognitive Neuroscientific Contributions to Theoretical Understanding of Specific Learning DisabilitiesScott L. Decker, Rachel Bridges, and Tayllor Vetter Ten: Integrating Instructionally Relevant Specific Learning Disability Diagnoses, Patterns of Strengths and Weaknesses, and Positive Home-School Partnerships: Free and Appropriate Public Education for ALLAll.Nicole Lynne Alston-Abel and Virginia Berninger and Nicole Alston-Abel Eleven: Dual Discrepancy/Consistence Operational Definition of SLD: Integrating Multiple Data Sources and Multiple Data- Gathering MethodsDawn P. Flanagan, Vincent C. Alfonso, Megan C. Sy, Vincent C. Alfonso, Jennifer T. Mascolo, and Erin M. McDonough Twelve: Pattern of Strengths and Weaknesses Made Easy: The Discrepancy/Consistency ModelJack A. Naglieri and Steve Feifer Thirteen: Core Selective Evaluation Process (C-SEP) and Dual Discrepancy/Consistency (DD/C) Models for SLD Identification: A Case Study ApproachGail M. Cheramie, G. Thomas Schanding Jr., and Dristien Kristin Streich PART III: SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS IN SPECIFIC LEARNING DISABILITY IDENTIFICATION Fourteen: Difference or Disorder: Assessment of SLD Wwith an English LearnerSamuel O. Ortiz, Kristan E. Melo, and Meghan A. Terzulli Fifteen: Differential Diagnosis of Specific Learning Disability Versus Other DifficultiesBenjamin J. Lovett and David A. Kilpatrick Epilogue About the Editors About the Contributors Author Index Subject Index
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