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Learning Disabilities Books

Below is a list of some great books and educational material regarding this subject. We have added links to an online US bookstore, should you need further information on these products. You can also copy / paste the name of the author or book into the search box opposite.

1. Complete Learning Disabilities Handbook: Ready-to-Use Strategies & Activities for Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities, New Second Edition by Joan M. Harwell, Paperback: 400 pages, Publisher: Jossey-Bass
This important resource offers diagnostic tools, remedial techniques, sample lessons, and worksheets to quickly identify students with learning deficits, improve their academic performance, and bolster their self-esteem. Includes assessment forms, problem-specific solutions, and intervention techniques.


2. Learning Disabilities: Theories Diagnosis and Teaching Strategies by Janet W. Lerner, Hardcover: 80 pages, Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
The success of this text, which focuses on identifying and helping students with learning disabilities, is based on three key elements. First, Learning Disabilities provides a comprehensive overview of this complex subject by covering theoretical approaches within the field, procedures for assessing and evaluating students, skills in the art of clinical teaching, teaching methods and strategies, and requirements of special education laws. Second, this text offers balanced coverage of both theories and teaching strategies with cases. Third, Learning Disabilities contains up-to-the-minute research and information that reflects the rapid changes and advances in this field.

3. Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level by Sally Md. Shaywitz, Hardcover: 432 pages, Publisher: Knopf
From one of the world’s leading experts on reading and dyslexia, the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and practical book yet to help us understand, identify, and overcome the reading problems that plague American children today. For the one in every five children who has dyslexia and the millions of others who struggle to read at their own grade levels—and for their parents, teachers, and tutors—this book can make a difference. Drawing on recent scientific breakthroughs—many of them in her own laboratory—Dr. Shaywitz demystifies the subject of reading difficulties and explains how a child can be helped to become a good reader. She discusses early diagnosis in young children as well as the diagnosing of older children, young adults, and adults. Dr. Shaywitz explains why some bright adults can read only very slowly, and what they can do about it. Her book makes clear how the latest research, including new brain imaging studies, is uncovering the mechanisms underlying dyslexia and has led to effective treatments for each age group.


4. How to Reach and Teach ADD/ADHD Children : Practical Techniques, Strategies, and Interventions for Helping Children with Attention Problems and Hyperactivity by Sandra F. Rief, Paperback: 256 pages Publisher: Jossey-Bass
A comprehensive resource that addresses the “whole child, ” as well as the team approach to meeting the needs of students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Includes management techniques that promote on-task behavior and language arts, whole language, and multi-sensory instruction strategies that maintain student attention and keep students involved.

5. Asperger’s Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals by Tony Attwood, Paperback: 224 pages Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Tony Attwood’s guide will assist parents and professionals with the identification, treatment and care of both children and adults with Asperger’s Syndrome. The book provides a description and analysis of the unusual characteristics of the syndrome and practical strategies to reduce those that are most conspicuous or debilitating. Beginning with a chapter on diagnosis, including an assessment test, the book covers all aspects of the syndrome from language to social behaviour and motor clumsiness, concluding with a chapter based on the questions most frequently asked by those who come into contact with individuals with this syndrome. Covering the available literature in full, this guide brings together the most relevant and useful information on Asperger’s Syndrome, incorporating case studies from the author’s own practical experience as a Clinical Psychologist, with examples of, and numerous quotations from people with Asperger’s Syndrome.

6. The Right Side of Learning, Parent-Child Study Guide by Melanie West, Paperback: 102 pages, CreateSpace
This ground-breaking book is a powerful, simple, step-by-step guide for parents of a struggling learner, and to helping you and your child understand right-brained learners. It is filled with powerful learning tools that your child can use to immediately improve school performance. Both you and your child will be amazed at how fast, fun and effective right brain learning strategies can be. If your child works hard for minimal gains, performs inconsistently on tests, or is experiencing Dyslexia, Attention Deficit, or other language processing disabilities, this guide will demonstrate learning strategies that really work!
About the Author:  Melanie West, M.A., is America’s leading authority on right brained learning for children. As a psychologist in Los Angeles, she has worked closely with children for over 15 years. Using the latest research on how the brain learns, files and stores information, Melanie tested and implemented new learning methods with thousands of children experiencing attention deficit disorder and dyslexia. She discovered that right brain dominant children learn differently. Her breakthrough new methods have been implemented in her Learning Institute and have helped thousands of children and adults discover the brain’s potential for learning — igniting deep, meaningful patterns of thinking. Melanie lives in Manhattan Beach with her husband and two children.

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