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  • Complete coverage on how SLD manifests in academicperformance
  • Expert advice on theory- and research-based approaches to SLDidentification
  • Conveniently formatted for rapid reference

Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need toaccurately identify specific learning disabilities

Essentials of Specific Learning Disability Identificationprovides a brief overview examining the definitions andclassification systems of—and methodsfor—identification of specific learning disabilities (SLDs).Focusing on descriptive efforts of the manifestations of SLDs inthe academically critical areas of reading, writing, math, oralexpression, and listening comprehension, this book featurescontributions by leading experts in the field, including VirginiaBerninger, Steven Feifer, Jack Fletcher, Nancy Mather, JackNaglieri, and more.

Like all the volumes in the Essentials of PsychologicalAssessment series, each concise chapter features numerouscallout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, andextensive illustrative material, as well as test questions thathelp you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the informationcovered.

With multiple perspectives spanning several differenttheoretical orientations and offering various approaches to SLDidentification that can be put into practice right away—fromRTI methods to cognitive strengths and weaknessesapproaches—this book offers important content forprofessionals who work with children and youth at risk for learningdisabilities. With a Foreword by Cecil Reynolds, Essentials ofSpecific Learning Disability Identification presents rich andup-to-date information on models and methods of SLDidentification.

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