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This is along awaited book.For the first time parents are treated as intelligent as well as caring people who have a legitimate interest in their children's educational progress and situation. Peter Lawrence does not write down to parents but treats them as intelligent partners in a study of the origins and nature of learning disabilities in particular those associated with learning to read. While the whole of the text is relevant to the subject of dyslexia, he puts forward a strong case for discontinuing the use of this ambiguous term. The concept of intelligence and the processes of perception are discussed in a comprehensive and comprehensible way and their significance for formal learning considered. Fortunate parents, whose children are not disabled learners in any specific sense will discover information which throws new light on such facile comments as 'could do better', and will find new insights into the processes of formal learning especially in the early years. Intelligence testing, its purpose and limitations are discussed, together with a consideration of the basic factors of heredity and environment and their respective significance for behavior and learning. The much misused and often misconceived description of 'minimal brain damage' is considered at length with reassuring conclusions for many parents. Although intended primarily for parents, there is probably no teacher who would not benefit from reading this book.
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Book Description United Writers, 1988. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. Dust Jacket Condition: Good jacket. First Edition. Hardcover; English language; Good jacket; First Edition; Ex-library; ex-library reading copy. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. For buyers outside the UK we now offer significantly lower rates on our airmail shipping. Seller Inventory # 11402vin053
Book Description United Writers Publications Limited, Penzance, 1988. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 161 pages, clean boards, binding strong, clean and bright DJ un-clipped no tears, neat library stamps, clean interior, minimal shelf wear, packed securely and dispatched promptly. Ex-Library. Seller Inventory # 013423