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Our Labeled Children: What Every Parent And Teacher Needs To Know About Learning Disabilities Paperback – 14 Sep 2000


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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Perseus; New Ed edition (14 Sept. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0738203653
  • ISBN-13: 978-0738203652
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 1.8 x 23.5 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,465,693 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A hard-hitting look at the problems of-and solutions for-diagnosing and teaching children with learning disabilities.. Twenty percent of all school-aged children in this country have been labeled Learning Disabled. But what is a genuine learning disability? How does it differ from garden-variety poor learning? How can we more accurately assess and then teach to individual learning strengths instead of merely pinpointing learning weaknesses? In this passionately argued yet clear-headed book, internationally acclaimed cognitive psychologist Robert Sternberg and research scientist Elena Grigorenko tackle these controversial issues, urging that we understand the full range of factors that contribute to learning disabilities (and sometimes to their misdiagnosis) in order to improve the American educational and diagnostic systems.From the biological bases of dyslexia and other disabilities, t o the tests that do and do not accurately assess learning abilities, to the social and educational pressures that contribute to misdiagnosis, Our Labeled Children clearly outlines the issues that concern both parents and teachers, ultimately pointing to clear strategies for improving our system to h

About the Author

Robert J. Sternberg is IBM Professor of Psychology and Education at Yale University.


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