Different Learners

Different Learners : Identifying, Preventing, and Treating Your Child's Learning Problems

Different Learners : Identifying, Preventing, and Treating Your Child's Learning Problems

  • Format: Paperback | 416 pages
  • Dimensions: 140 x 213 x 33mm | 386g
  • Publication date: 02 Aug 2011
  • Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Publication City/Country: New York, United States
  • Language: English
  • Edition Statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: Figures
  • ISBN10: 1416556427
  • ISBN13: 9781416556428
  • Bestsellers rank: 289,206

My child is having trouble in school. What should I do? When parents are told that their child is having difficulty in school, they often don't know where to turn for reliable information and advice. They may be confused by conflicting claims of cures or may mistakenly think that, because some learning problems are genetically based, they can do nothing to help. Even the terminology of learning disorders is confusing: dyslexia, dyscalculia, ADD, ADHD, autism, Asperger's syndrome, NVLD, executive function disorder--what are all these conditions, how do they differ from one another and, most important, what practical steps should parents and teachers take to remedy the situation? This comprehensive, practical guide to children's learning problems should be the first resource parents and teachers reach for when a child shows signs of difficulty in academic, social, or behavioral learning. Drawing on her decades of experience, educator Jane Healy offers understandable explanations of the various types of learning disorders. She distills the latest scientific research on brains, genes, and learning as she explains how to identify problems--even before they are diagnosed--and how to take appropriate remedial action at home, at school, and in the community. Today's fast-paced, stressed-out culture is hazardous to growing minds, says Healy, and a growing epidemic of children's disorders is the result. Different Learners offers a complete program not only for treating the child, but also for making more beneficial lifestyle choices at home and improving teaching techniques at school. It shows parents and caregivers how to prevent some learning difficulties from ever happening in the first place. It explains how to have your child evaluated if necessary, and, if a problem is found, how to evaluate various treatments. Different Learners explains how medications for attention and learning work in the brain and why they should not be the first step in most treatment programs. It shows how schools can actually worsen a child's learning difficulties and how to make sure this doesn't happen to your child. It even offers a program for brain-cleaning that will help any child perform better in school. Jane Healy draws on stories of real children to offer sympathetic as well as practical advice for children--and parents--who are struggling in an overstressed environment. She provides reassurance that parents and teachers can have dramatically positive effects on every child's ability to learn.

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