SAGE Publications Ltd
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In spite of their average or even above-average intelligence and conventional classroom experience, a large number of children suffer from learning disabilities. Failing to cope with the academic demands of the school, many of them drop out at an early age. This deprives them of many opportunities in life that a literate person enjoys.
In this context, this book serves two major objectives: it provides up-to-date information to the readers on theories and current practices in remediation of learning disability, and demonstrates the therapeutic effectiveness of two major techniques of intervention, namely, cognitive behaviour therapy and computer-assisted instruction, through a series of case studies. Thus, it bridges the theory-practice gap originating out of the difference between fundamental research and its actual implementation and places the treatment programmes on a firmer scientific footing by validating them empirically.
About the Author
S P K Jena is Associate Professor and former teacher-in-charge at Department of Applied Psychology, University of Delhi South Campus (New Delhi). He graduated from Centre of Advanced Study in Psychology (Bhubaneswar); trained in clinical psychology from National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (Bangalore) and attained a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Central Institute of Psychiatry (Ranchi).
Prior to this, he served as Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at National Institute for the Mentally Handicapped, Regional Training Centres (Kolkata and Patna); Reader in Special Education at Institute of Advance Study in Education in Rohilkhand University (Bareilly) and Reader in Applied Psychology at Guru Jambheshwar University (Hisar).
He has published several articles in national and international journals and has authored two books: Perspectives in Mental Retardation and Behaviour Therapy: Techniques, Research and Applications. He is the former editor of Indian Journal of Clinical Psychology.