Synopses & Reviews
`We especially liked the introductions to each chapter with small and wise citations like: "there is very little access to the brain when the heart is in pain" or "laughter is better". We believe this book to be a good practical resource for teachers working with children with learning disabilities' - International Journal of Adolescent Medical Health
`Simply put the students with disabilities should be learning the same challenging curriculum as other students. Though this is a simple concept, the diverse needs of the students with disabilities make implementation of this requirement complex. The authors have provided the field with a valuable resource for meeting this challenge' - Thomas Hehir, Former Director, Office of Special Education Programs, UD Department of Education
Written for primary school teachers, this book provides an overview of research on learning disabilities and emotional//behaviour disorders and serves as a practical guide to intervention. It investigates five ways in which learning disabilities and emotional functioning interact. Specifically, learning disabilities can result in emotional consequences; emotional problems may mask learning disabilities; learning disabilities may exacerbate existing emotional problems; emotional problems can intensify learning disabilities; and emotional health enhances learning. Case studies help illustrate the problems and concepts discussed. Acknowledging the real demands placed on today's teachers, it is written from a realistic point of view. The book provides numerous ideas and activities for teacher intervention. Also included are reproducibles for classroom use.
With its joint focus on research and interventions, Overcoming Emotional & Learning Disabilities in the Elementary Classroom makes dealing with learning disabilities and emotional problems more understandable, tangible, and therefore, effective.
This unique book focuses on the interaction of learning disabilities and emotional disorders, fostering an understanding of how learning problems affect emotional well-being, and vice versa.
This unique book focuses on the interaction of learning disabilities and emotional disorders, fostering an understanding of how learning problems affect emotional well-being, and vice-versa. Jean Cheng Gorman provides research-based, classroom-tested practical interventions teachers can integrate into their daily routines, to help students become more purposeful and more effective. This book serves as a resource and a practical classroom guide for all elementary school teachers who are presented with the challenges of addressing the multiple needs - academic, emotional and social - of children with learning disabilities and emotional problems. Part I presents an overview of common learning disabilities and emotional problems. What disorders are teachers most likely to encounter? When should educators intervene, and when should they seek help from others? Part II offers specific classroom interactions and interventions, including insights on how: Learning disorders are associated with emotional problems Emotional problems can hide learning disabilities Learning disorders can exacerbate emotional conditions Emotional problems can intensify learning disabilities Emotional health enhances learning ... and each chapters includes tangible steps teachers can take in their classroom, as well as reproducibles that can be used as is, or as a starting point for materials development. The book ends with a rich and up-to-date list of additional resources for teachers and an annotated bibliography of children's books and materials. Elementary teachers, administrators, and professional development directors can use this unique and comprehensive book as a solid foundation of knowledge and a practicalresource for intervention.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 125-133) and index.
Table of Contents
Students' views on learning disabilities -- A healthy view of learning and emotional problems -- Sensitivity to stigmatization -- Being realistic -- Dealing with frustration -- Avoid burnout -- Now what?