First published in 1990, this survival guide has helped countless young people labeled “learning disabled”—and the adults who care about them. Meanwhile, laws have changed and technology has advanced.
This revised and updated edition retains the best of the original edition: the warmth, affirmation, and solid information kids need to know they’re smart and can learn, they just learn differently. It answers the many questions they have, like “Why is it hard for kids with LD to learn?” and “What happens when you grow up?” It explains what LD means (and doesn’t mean); defines different kinds of LD; describes what happens in LD programs; helps kids deal with sad, hurt, and angry feelings; suggests ways to get along better in school and at home; and inspires young people to set goals and plan for the future. Includes resources for parents and teachers.
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Gary Fisher, Ph.D., is a professor and the director of the Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Rhoda Cummings, Ed.D., is a professor in the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Grade 5 Up-- A book intended for use by young people with this disability. While LD may mean learning disabled to some people, to them, the authors explain, it means "learning different." The book begins with the "Six Great Gripes of Kids with LD," the first of which is, "No one explains what LD is, so we spend a lot of time worrying about what is wrong with us." In the 12 chapters that comprise the body of this book, the authors describe the five types of LD, the rights of LD students in public schools, and a variety of behaviors to help LD kids manage their feelings and get along better at home and in school. The final chapter stresses ways in which to prepare for adult life. Scattered throughout the chapters are activities and exercises to help LD kids to better understand and to cope with their problems. The text is written in a simple, straightforward, and chatty style and includes short case studies and stories explaining how real LD kids reacted in the situations under discussion. A section for parents and teachers provides additional resources and information. The clearly written, factual material will help those with LD and those who live or work with them to understand the complexities of this disability. --Constance A. Mellon, Department of Library & Information Studies, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
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Descripción Free Spirit Publishing, 1992. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P111575421194
Descripción Free Spirit Publishing, 1992. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New!. Nº de ref. de la librería VIB1575421194