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Succeeding With Ld: 20 True Stories About Real People With Ld Paperback – February, 1997

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Grade 5 Up. This collection of 20 short profiles relates the struggles and accomplishments of people with learning disabilities. They talk about their specific difficulty and how it was diagnosed. They recount their best and worst memories of school, describe how they succeeded and failed, and acknowledge the assistance and support (or lack of) that they received. Questions generated by the narrative appear in the margins for readers to think about and to apply to their own situations. The participants come from a variety of ethnic and racial backgrounds and are equally divided by gender; they range in age from 10 to 62. Each easy-to-read story is three to five pages long and is accompanied by a blurry black-and-white photograph. The book ends with a section of questions and answers about LD; 10 tips to succeed; a bibliography for students that contains books, recordings, and video tapes; and lists of resources for adults and organizations to contact for further information. The stories, while repetitious, will nonetheless be inspirational and motivational to young people with LD.?Martha Gordon, formerly at South Salem Library, NY
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Gr. 5-8. Lauren recounts the stories of 26 individuals, ranging in age from 10 to 61, who have effectively dealt with their learning differences and become successful in their chosen fields. Each first-person narrative describes the learning difficulties encountered, explains the school problems they caused, and details the strategies that helped the people to move beyond those obstacles. Many attended special schools for a few years; all have learned to advocate on their own behalf. Several of those profiled, including Kinko founder Paul Orfalea and paleontologist Jack Horner, may be familiar to readers. The tone is upbeat but realistic, with Lauren emphasizing the enormous effort needed to accomplish goals. Appended with a question-and-answer section, tips for success, and lists of resources, this will be a welcome addition to any collection serving young teens. Kay Weisman
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 149 pages
  • Publisher: Free Spirit Pub (February 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1575420120
  • ISBN-13: 978-1575420127
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 7.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,714,168 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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After 35 years of teaching children with all kinds of abilities, I found this book truly emphasized the theory of working through strengths. Success can only be evaluated by the individual and his relationship to the world. It is easy for a professional or any person for that matter, to find one's faults. The skill of the professional is to discover one's strengths. This takes patience and a sincere determination to work with an individual and help him identify his potential. These strengths can be very simple however simplicity can lead to success. Jill Lauren has clearly illustrated this concept in her book and has made it an inspiration for both children, adults and most importantly educators. It is a pleasure to know that a person like Jill Lauren knows her strengths and she is obviously succeeding in her field.
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I've read about 70 children's books about LD. THIS IS BY FAR THE BEST. Highly, highly recommended for students in grades 3-12.
The essays are written by children, teens, and adults. The second edition includes updates on each of the contributors--10 years later. There are many photographs. The 19 authors are a very diverse group. The stories are upbeat--each individual is successful--but they also realistically depict the emotional distress associated with LD. As a SPED teacher, I greatly appreciate this resource. Research has shown that disability awareness is a very common trait among successful individuals with LD. My own research--reading about 100 memoirs, essays and journal articles by adults with LD--confirms this.
Be sure to share this resource--you can recommend it to your child's school librarian, the children's librarian at your local library, to your child's principal (she can note it on the school website), etc.

Here are other superb books for children and teens with learning difficulties and disabilities:

Grades K-3
It’s Called Dyslexia, Jennifer Mallinos

K-5
Knees: The Mixed Up World of a Kid with Dyslexia, Vanita Oelschlager

2-5
The Alphabet War: A Story About Dyslexia, Diane Robb
Hank Zipzer series (protagonist has dyslexia), Henry Winkler
Susan Shreve- The Flunking of Joshua T. Bates, Joshua Bates Takes Charge, Joshua T.
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After 35 years of teaching children with all kinds of abilities, I found this book truly emphasized the theory of working through strengths. Success can only be evaluated by the individual and his relationship to the world. It is easy for a professional or any person for that matter, to find one's faults. The skill of the professional is to discover one's strengths. This takes patience and a sincere determination to work with an individual and help him identify his potential. These strengths can be very simple however simplicity can lead to success. Jill Lauren has clearly illustrated this concept in her book and has made it an inspiration for both children, adults and most importantly educators. It is a pleasure to know that a person like Jill Lauren knows her strengths and she is obviously succeeding in her field.
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This book profiles people who have learning challenges and is very encouraging for students, tutors, parents, and teachers. It details the personal struggles and triumphs of individuals in all walks of life, and has tips gathered from personal experiences.
It is an invaluable teaching tool for parents as well as students and teachers. It gives ideas useful for creative solutions to learning problems. It gives perspectives on the nature of learning abilities that each person does have, and shows how each individual used abilities they possess to become successful.
The classroom curriculum is frequently designed for one mode of learning, only. An awareness of the different learning styles of students is important so that all students may reach maximum learning potential and escape the emotional distress that learning differences bring to classroom settings.
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