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Learning Disabilities and Challenging Behaviors (Second Edition) -- By Nancy Mather, Ph.D., & Sam Goldstein, Ph.D.

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"Absolutely fabulous . . . identifies many issues that we face today in our challenging and evolving society, AND gives solutions." —Armen Demirchyan, Education Specialist, Bancroft Middle School, L.A. Unified School District

"Both inservice and preservice general or special educators, as well as other education professionals will benefit from the rich content and resources offered by these authors ... a must read!" —Prospectives on Language and Literacy

Why do children in grades K–12 struggle, and how can teachers help students develop the competence and confidence they need to succeed? This book had all the answers in 2001—and now the fully revised new edition shows teachers how to support children with learning disabilities and behavioral challenges in today's era of high-stakes testing and accountability.They'll have an innovative framework to help them understand the reasons why students in K-12 struggle.

Even more comprehensive and user-friendly than the popular previous edition, this text follows the same basic format: a detailed questionnaire pinpoints student strengths and needs, and the Building Blocks model targets 10 factors and abilities related to school success and gives teachers practical strategies for helping students succeed. With timely new material infused throughout the whole book, pre- and in-service educators will

  • Keep up with the very latest knowledge on learning disabilities.Every chapter has been revised to reflect the tremendous amount of new research.

  • Address a broader age range with more on the early childhood and elementary years

  • Increase their understanding of how to help students with behavior challenges. An expanded chapter on behavior includes more on preventive approaches to discipline so teachers can address problems before they become severe.

  • Help students with emotional difficulties. Examining emotions as separate from behavior, the authors give readers updated research on a wider range of emotional disorders and difficulties and more information on how to intervene.

  • Teach more effectively in today's diverse classrooms with new information on English language learners and students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds

The reliable, up-to-date research makes this an essential textbook for any course focused on learning disabilities and behavior problems, and the practical advice and guidelines will be a lifeline to in-service teachers year after year. Sure to be a bestseller, this new edition will help educators effectively address variations in children's environments, abilities, needs, and learning styles—and ensure better outcomes for students who struggle.

Table of Contents

About the Authors
About the Contributors
A Note to Teachers

SECTION I: Introduction

CHAPTER 1. The Building Blocks of Learning: A Framework for Understanding Classroom Learning and Behavior

CHAPTER 2. Theoretical Foundations

CHAPTER 3. The Learning Environment

SECTION II: Foundational Blocks

CHAPTER 4. Attention and Self-Regulation: Understanding and Managing Students with Hyperactivity and Poor Attention, Planning, and Impulse Control

CHAPTER 5. Emotions: Understanding and Managing Worry and Hopelessness in the Classroom
with Gretchen Schoenfield

CHAPTER 6. Understanding and Managing Behavior Problems

CHAPTER 7. Strategies to Promote Self-Esteem and Resilience
with Robert Brooks

SECTION III: Symbolic Processing Blocks

CHAPTER 8. Learning Disabilities and the Symbolic Processing Blocks

CHAPTER 9. Instruction for the Symbolic Processing Blocks: Decoding, Encoding, Reading Fluency, Calculating, and Handwriting

SECTION IV: Conceptual Blocks

CHAPTER 10. Thinking with Languages, Images, and Strategies
with Ann M. Richards

CHAPTER 11. Instruction in Reading Comprehension, Written Expression, and Math Problem Solving
with Ann M. Richards

CHAPTER 12. The Classroom Environment as a Microcosm of the World

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