The Encyclopedia of Learning Disabilities by
Millions of Americans, both children and adults, suffer from some form of learning disability, resulting in difficulties with spoken and written language, coordination, self-control, self-esteem, and attention. Studies of the causes of learning disabilities and their impact on society have resulted in an explosion of complicated jargon that is daunting to the layperson, especially a parent whose child has been diagnosed with a learning disability. The Encyclopedia of Learning Disabilities presents a comprehensive look at these disorders in a way that is understandable to educators, professionals, and general readers alike. More than 400 detailed entries define the different types of learning disabilities and problems, including neurological damage, perceptual dysfunction, and language disorders; their causes and treatments; relevant psychological and medical terms; pharmacology; and therapies. The volume also includes appendixes offering information on relevant directories and organizations, periodicals, standardized tests, and government regulations.
Call Number: LC4704.5 .T86 2002 (LC)
Publication Date: 2002-04-01