Learning Disabilities

Nature, Theory, and Treatment

  • Nirbhay N. Singh
  • Ivan L. Beale

Part of the Disorders of Human Learning, Behavior, and Communication book series (HUMAN LEARNING)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Nature

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kenneth A. Kavale, Steven R. Forness
      Pages 3-43
    3. Ennio Cipani, Robert Morrow
      Pages 61-95
    4. Katherine A. Larson, Michael M. Gerber
      Pages 126-169
    5. Henry B. Reiff, Paul J. Gerber
      Pages 170-198
  3. Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. W. Grant Willis, Stephen R. Hooper, Brenda H. Stone
      Pages 201-245
    3. William Lovegrove
      Pages 246-269
    4. Elizabeth J. Short, Christopher W. Schatschneider, Sarah E. Friebert
      Pages 302-326
    5. Jim Stevenson
      Pages 327-351
    6. Robert T. Solman, Keith E. Stanovich
      Pages 352-371
  4. Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 373-373
    2. Nirbhay N. Singh, Diane E. D. Deitz, Judy Singh
      Pages 375-414
    3. Kathryn G. Karsh, Alan C. Repp
      Pages 452-477
    4. Michael G. Aman, Johannes Rojahn
      Pages 478-525
    5. Ivan L. Beale, Lynette J. Tippett
      Pages 526-568
    6. John Wills Lloyd
      Pages 569-585
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 587-620

About this book


It is important to reaffirm the reality of the learning disabilities (LD) phenomenon as a condition that imposes genuine constraints on a student's ability to function, and not as some chimerical entity defined by an ever-changing political situation. Perceptual, memory, attention, linguistic, social, cognitive and neuropsychological factors are an integral part of LD. By mapping out in great detail and with much new data the acquired knowledge on learning disabilities, both empirical and theoretical, this book unravels many mysteries. This book is a landmark in learning disabilities studies, and it lays down solid foundations for future research and practical intervention in the field.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Nirbhay N. Singh
    • 1
  • Ivan L. Beale
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryMedical College of VirginiaRichmondUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of AucklandAucklandNZ

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