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Description - Why is Math So Hard for Some Children? by Daniel B. Berch

This book will comprise a comprehensive and multidisciplinary treatment of current research on mathematical learning disabilities. Empirical, theoretical, methodological, and pedagogical perspectives on this rapidly evolving area will be discussed, drawing on a wide range of fields including cognitive and developmental psychology, educational psychology, neuropsychology, cognitive neuroscience, behavior genetics, and special education. Topics to be discussed include: issues of clarification and definition; the prevalence of mathematical learning disabilities; the role of language in mathematical learning; math anxiety; motivation; gender; cultural influences; effective instructional interventions; and much more.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781557668646
ISBN-10: 1557668647
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 488
Imprint: Brookes Publishing Co
Publisher: Brookes Publishing Co
Publish Date: 15-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Daniel B. Berch

Daniel B. Berch is Associate Chief, Child Development and Behavior Branch, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, in Bethesda, Maryland. Michele M.M. Mazzocco is Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; Associate Professor of Population and Family Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; and Director, Math Skills Development Project, Kennedy Krieger West Campus, in Baltimore, Maryland.