This book is about helping youngsters with learning disabilities succeed, and it is also about helping their parents negotiate the maze of challenges that so often leave parents and children alike feeling overwhelmed and helpless. The authors explain the causes, identification, and treatment of learning disabilities and offer numerous practical strategies for helping youngsters become successful both in and out of the classroom:
- Recognizing a learning problem that won’t be “outgrown”
- Designing an effective educational program that targets a student’s strengths, rather than focusing on weaknesses
- Negotiating effectively for what your child needs at school
- Avoiding dead-end practices that rob students of motivation and self-esteem
- Managing problem behaviors at home
- Planning ahead for college and career
Enriched throughout with personal stories, case histories, and tips from parents who have “been there,” Learning Disabilities: A to Z is an easy-to-use, up-to-the-minute resource for parents and professionals who work with children and adolescents.
This updated edition also addresses current topics:
- Important new discoveries in brain function and information processing
- Education reforms made under the No Child Left Behind Act
- Significant advances in educational technology, information on testing, medication, improving behavior and motivation, and more
407 pages. Softcover. 2010.