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Unmasking the truth

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Specific developmental disorders of scholastic skills are disabling academic problems in children. Over the years they have been given different labels like dyslexia, perceptual handicap, neurological impairment minimal brain dysfunction, congenital word blindness, developmental aphasia, congenital aphasia, education handicap, etc. Until very recent times, they were often not diagnosed due to lack of awareness and paucity of assessment tools. According to studies conducted in different parts of world, the prevalence of specific reading disorder (SRD) is 4 per cent of school-age population. The prevalence of specific spelling disorder (SSD) is almost the same as that of SRD and the prevalence of specific disorder of arithmetic skills (SDAS) is 6 per cent of school-age population. In India, very few focal studies have been conducted regarding the prevalence of SLD and the results are variable. In a multicentre study on child psychiatric epidemiology (ICMR), the prevalence reported by NIMHANS (2001) is 7.2 per cent and the prevalence of SRD reported by KGMC Lucknow (under the same multicenter study) is 0.52 per cent. The prevalence of SLD in a study conducted at AIIMS in 1991 on school children was 4.87 per 1000, currently it is estimated around 9 per cent. The boys were more commonly affected that the girls, the ratio being 4:1 (boys is to girls).

learning disability uncover the myths

Amita Bajpai

Meenakshi Dwivedi


Price : `990    

Pages : 269

The people associated with teaching and learning fraternity are always looking for information of all sorts about the issues related to the education of all type of children whether normal or special. There is often an urgent demand for certain information on the new concepts and trends related to the educational problems of these children that seemingly should be, but some reasons were not conveniently available. This book Learning Disabilities: Uncover the Myths may serve as portals to information that we need right away. The editor of this book Professor Amita Bajpai with her co-editor Dr Meenakshi Dwivedi has made an earnest effort to consolidate the expertise, research findings and recommendations by the authors in the form of the present book.

This book aims to provide insight to its readers all the information about learning disabilities at a single platform. The content of the book is systematically presented in seventeen chapters. The detailed description of the concept, causes, diagnosis, types, problems, strategies, intervention etc. is provided in the book. This book has two purposes: firstly to serve as a text for several courses like D.Ed, B.Ed, M.Ed and research running in various teacher training institutes and universities and secondly to provide a reference manual for professiona1s working in tne fieid of Learning DisabiHties. Whether you are an undergraduate or postgraduate student, a doctoral or postdoctoral fellow, professor or a lay person, you will find a body of extensive information within the covers of this book.

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