Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties
By Margot Prior
Psychology Press – 1996 – 192 pages
An increase in research into all facets of learning difficulties has resulted in a deeper understanding of the problems. This book includes a description and explanation of reading, spelling and learning difficulties; provides chapters on psychological and neuropsychological assessment; explains the associations between behavioural problems and learning difficulties; and critically reviews remedial approaches, incorporating a summary of what is known about their efficacy. The importance of dealing with attendant behavioural problems and the significance of phonological knowledge in literacy learning are central themes.; Intended to be a succinct and accessible synthesis of current knowledge in this area, this book should be of interest to professionals who encounter children with learning difficulties, tertiary students and parents.
I'm sure that this book will be of interest to many people as it covers such a range of issues…The book will certainly serve as a useful introductory text to anyone interested in finding out about specific learning difficulties. It assumes no prior knowledge and is written using very little technical jargon…The book will also be a valuable source book for teachers, not least because of its very good review and critique of remedial techniques and resources. - Kate Nation, University of York
Introduction: Specific Learning Difficulties Defined. Reading and Spelling Problems. Problems with Mathematics. Diagnosis and Assessment: Methods and Measures. Neuropsychology and its uses in Understanding Learning Difficulties. The Relationships Between Behaviour Problems and Learning Difficulties. Intervention. A Compendium of Remedial Methods and Techniques. Recapitulation. References. Index.