From educational psychologist Healey (Your Child's Growing Mind) comes a parents' guide to learning disorders and the positive steps to avoid or reverse problems accompanying a child's diagnosis. Defining a learning problem as any innate or acquired characteristic that consistently interferes with one or more aspects of learning, Healey explains that the way a brain is wired accounts for disorders in language arts and math, social and personal organizational skills, and motor and sensory abilities. Whether a development problem becomes a disability (and if medication is appropriate) depends on its severity and expectations made of a child at a given age. Healey provides a very hands-on guide with anecdotal case studies, the latest brain science research data made comprehensible, and plenty of bulleted checklists covering symptoms, action steps, and advice. The first part focuses on the problems and possibilities for dys-sed kids; the second part presents the scientific how-and-why of juvenile brain function, the role of genetics, and intelligence and learning styles; the third offers proven techniques and remedies for destressing kids and their environments by limiting distracting or disruptive lifestyle factors. Every chapter features plenty of subheads and pullout questions or quotes, which make the pages visually accessible and help sustain interest in what could be an overwhelming topic. This is a ready reference parents will welcome. (Apr.)
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“Different Learners is a fantastic book for both parents and teachers for helping children who have learning difficulties to excel and achieve.”
—Temple Grandin, author of Thinking in Pictures and The Way I See It
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A little deep reading for a 'non educator', very enlightening.Published 13 months ago by Lamonia Kohler
I rarely write reviews, but I feel so strongly about this book I wanted to take a moment and write one. This book is AMAZING! Read morePublished on December 9, 2012 by Jennifer Hruby
I appreciate that this book is easy to read, written for parents who are not educators or medical professionals. Read morePublished on October 4, 2012 by SMH
Written with wit and wisdom, Dr. Healy says it like it is - candidly!
Raising children is the most challenging and rewarding "profession" there is. Read more
Extremely informative and makes sense! I appreciate her advice on not rushing to medicate our children like so many others in the mental health field. Highly recommend.Published on September 14, 2010 by bonita
Jane Healy's latest book is a comprehensive resource for both parents and educators who want to gain an overview of leaning differences and what to do about them. Read morePublished on September 11, 2010 by weberwrites (Consignment)