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Learning Disabilities: The Ultimate Teen Guide: The Ultimate Teen Guide

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Beschreibung

Beschreibung

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.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Part 1 Acknowledgments Part 2 Introduction Chapter 3 1. Learning Disabilities: An Overview Chapter 4 2. Your Brain Chapter 5 3. Attention Defecit Hyperactivity Disorder Chapter 6 4. Dyscalculia: Problems with Numbers Chapter 7 5. Dysgraphia: Problems with Writing Chapter 8 6. Dyslexia: Problems with Reading Chapter 9 7. Foreign Languages Chapter 10 8. Nonverbal Learning Disability Chapter 11 9. Your Test Report Chapter 12 10. The IEP Chapter 13 11. Transition Planning Chapter 14 12. The Law and Your Rights Chapter 15 13. Reviewing Postsecondary Education Options Chapter 16 14. No More Teachers, No More Books Chapter 17 15. Assistive Technology Part 18 Glossary Part 19 Sources Part 20 Index Part 21 About the Authors

Portrait

Penny Hutchins Paquette is an educational writer, former school librarian, and author of Asthma: The Ultimate Teen Guide She lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts. Cheryl Gerson Tuttle is a special education coordinator and educational writer in Special Education with broad experience at the preschool through college levels. She is the author of Medications: The Ultimate Teen Guide. She lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts.

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Offers a solid base of information including definitions, coping strategies, tips on interpreting test results, legal considerations and post-secondary-school options...highly readable format...a necessary addition for media centers and special-education collections and will certainly be useful for any student who has a learning disability. School Library Journal Far more detailed than similar books from other publishers...Although the authors emphasize that the book is meant to be a teen's private source, parents, teachers, and counselors, as well as any serious learner, will find its information and techniques most helpful. VOYA
EAN: 9780810842618
ISBN: 0810842610
Untertitel: Empfohlen von 12 bis 17 Jahren. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: SCARECROW PRESS INC
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2003
Seitenanzahl: 312 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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