Very Helpful, May 2, 2002
All this is done in layamn's terms. I am seriously considering buying a stack of them to give to teachers and relatives.
Bridging the Gap : Raising a Child With Nonverbal Learning Disorder
WOW! A breath of fresh air!, April 10, 2002
When my son was in third grade, we were told by the teacher that he doesn't pay attention, is passive-resistive, slow to get started, unable to follow complex directions and having difficulty with math. She suggested he might have ADD. A pediatric neurologist looked at a questionnaire the teacher had filled out and said my son had ADD and Ritalin would probably help. We asked what our other options were and he told us that we could go to see an "Educational Therapist" who would perform a battery of tests to determine if there was a learning disability. Though the school psychologist said he had symptoms of a child with NLD we have been battling with the school ever since (he's now in 6th grade) to get him help. With the help of an extraordinary OT my son is doing great.
The resources and strategies presented in this book are a must-read for every parent who is struggling to help their child succeed in school and in life.
A Mind at a Time by Mel Levine
EXCELLENT BOOK ON CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT, March 28, 2002
It would be wonderful if all children learned at the same rate and possessed the same aptitude for learning; however, each child is a unique individual. The educational system today does not structure its learning process around that fundamental fact. A good many of the behavioural problems we see surfacing today stem from the fact a child becomes frustrated, bored, overwhelmingly challenged, or discouraged by the educational process, and their actions are often a result of what is lacking in the education system. Some parents, as well, do not take that fact into consideration and often expect Mary to keep up with brother John, because John seems to excel in everything, while Mary struggles to achieve.
There are a variety of topics to be found in the book, including development of memory, language, and motor skills. If you are an educator or have a child who is experiencing difficulties in this area, this book provides excellent resource material. It is one parents and individuals with the authority to make changes in the system should read and take to heart. The book contains a valuable message, is well researched, and is equally as well written.
Adults who grew up with a disabled brother or sister may have been labeled the "normal" one. Psychotherapist Jeanne Safer addresses the premature maturity, emotional and intellectual perfectionism and deep guilt about their own health that she says many "normal" siblings experience in The Normal One: Life with a Difficult or Damaged Sibling. Using interviews with 60 subjects who have disabled siblings and her own experience with an emotionally ill brother, Safer sensitively documents the various challenges that siblings face and offers wise, gentle counsel for dealing with these challenges.
Learning Styles : Food for Thought and 130 Practical Tips for Teachers K-4
A fantastic book for parents and teachers. Learn your child's learning style and help them to succeed.
Like Sound Through Water : A Mother's Journey Through Auditory Processing Disorder
"Superbly written for both parents and professionals; the book is extremely readable with all technical terms and programs explained in very clear detail...
As a speech/language pathologist, at times I admit I felt embarrassed with the way this mom was treated by people in my own field. I found myself nodding along with certain passages that described Dr. Foli's queries
Review by MaryAlice Stone, SLP-CCCP
When the Brain Can't Hear : Unraveling the Mystery of Auditory Processing Disorder
Understanding my child, March 16, 2002
Emotion : The On/Off Switch for Learning
Outstanding resource, March 15, 2001
This wonderful book offers alternative ways of looking at the issues that all students deal with in school. It offers ways of dealing with these situations by all adults.
I have bought several copies for teachers and parents .... and all have found 'wisdom' in the pages ... for all students.
Reviewer: Sheila C. Coutant is a Senior Consultant with Robyn's Nest ~ The Parenting Network (www.robynsnest.com)
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