First published in 1986. This book is concerned with the problems children have in learning in normal or remedial classrooms, within ordinary primary schools. It deals with children in the 5 to 11 age range but much is also applicable to children at the lower end of the secondary school. It looks at a wide range of difficulties and for each area it classifies and describes the difficulties, considers the numbers of children with the difficulty; and discusses problems of diagnosis and remediation. It reviews certain psychological theories and research findings and relates them to practice; and it describes the work of professionals such as speech therapists, showing how the classroom teacher can support such professionals; but the major concern of the book is to help practicing teachers and teachers in training to work out intelligently for themselves how to improve their performance in this area.

chapter 2|23 pages

Speech and Language Difficulties

chapter 3|28 pages

Reading Difficulties

chapter 4|22 pages

Difficulties with Writing and Spelling

chapter 5|16 pages

Visual-Motor Problems and Activity Level

chapter 6|32 pages

Difficulties in Mathematics

chapter 7|10 pages

Personal and Social Skills

chapter 8|6 pages

A Way Forward