This volume honors the founder of the International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities (IARLD), William M. Cruickshank, and his many accomplishments. His influence on special education in general, and learning disabilities in specific, is evident throughout the world. Consistent with his international activities, the contributors to this book represent nine different countries. The chapters reflect a range of perspectives on "the state of the art" in learning disabilities, documenting both commonalities and differences across countries. Taken together, the chapters provide a comprehensive and informative picture of learning disabilities.

chapter 1|12 pages


ByDaniel P. Hallahan, Barbara K. Keogh

chapter 2|12 pages

The Lives and Careers of Bill and Dorothy Cruickshank

ByDoris Johnson, Barbara Keogh

chapter 3|18 pages

Neurobiological Basis of Learning Disabilities

ByMichelle Y. Kibby, George W. Hynd

chapter 8|16 pages

Structure and Effective Teaching

ByMargaret P. Weiss, John Wills Lloyd

chapter 10|14 pages

Learning Disabilities: A Life-Span Approach

ByPaul J. Gerber

chapter 11|16 pages

Learning Disabilities in Australia

ByJohn Elkins

chapter 12|20 pages

Learning Disabilities in Canada

ByBernice Y. L. Wong, Nancy Hutchinson

chapter 14|16 pages

British Orientations to Specific Learning Difficulties

ByK. Wedell

chapter 15|18 pages

Learning Disabilities in Japan

ByMasayoshi Tsuge

chapter 16|20 pages

Learning Disabilities in the Netherlands

ByLuc M. Stevens, Wim van Werkhoven

chapter 17|18 pages

Reading Disabilities in Scandinavia