How Understanding Your Child's Unique Learning Style Can Open the Door to Success
Author: Brock Eide,Fernette Eide
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Family & Relationships
An incredibly reassuring approach by two physicians who specialize in helping children overcome their difficulties in learning and succeeding in school For parents, teachers, and other professionals seeking practical guidance about ways to help children with learning problems, this book provides a comprehensive look at learning differences ranging from dyslexia to dysgraphia, to attention problems, to giftedness. In The Mislabeled Child, the authors describe how a proper understanding of a child's unique brain-based strengths can be used to overcome many different obstacles to learning. They show how children are often mislabeled with diagnoses that are too broad (ADHD, for instance) or are simply inaccurate. They also explain why medications are often not the best ways to help children who are struggling to learn. The authors guide readers through the morass of commonly used labels and treatments, offering specific suggestions that can be used to help children at school and at home. This book offers extremely empowering information for parents and professionals alike. The Mislabeled Child examines a full spectrum of learning disorders, from dyslexia to giftedness, clarifying the diagnoses and providing resources to help. The Eides explain how a learning disability encompasses more than a behavioral problem; it is also a brain dysfunction that should be treated differently.
“One of the finest and most helpful books we have ever read . . . should be the first stop for any parent trying to help a struggling child.” —Brock Eide and Fernette Eide, authors of The Mislabeled Child Finally, a positive approach designed around your child’s traits and needs Many children do things that seem odd, troubling, or excessive at some point in their development, and our culture is quick to attach a label to every child who’s “outside the box” or hard to raise. Again and again, studies document the explosion in the number of children receiving psychiatric diagnoses for being intense, moody, or offbeat. In this groundbreaking book, childhood development expert Barbara Probst provides a new framework for identifying the specific traits—like rigidity, curiosity, perfectionism, intensity, slow tempo, a need for novelty, or a need for control—that lie at the root of your child’s challenging behavior. When the Labels Don’t Fit features a questionnaire for profiling your child’s temperament and more than sixty strategies for dealing with specific kinds of behavior. It’s the first comprehensive system that’s not based on figuring out what’s “wrong” with your child, but on helping you tap into your child’s strengths so you can manage, nurture, and enjoy his or her essential nature. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Formerly titled Empowering Gifted Minds: Educational Advocacy That Works, this double award-winning book is the definitive manual on gifted advocacy for gifted students. The author tells parents and teachers how to document a child's abilities to provide reasonable educational options year by year. This book provides imperative information on testing considerations, curriculum, successful programs, and planning your child's education. It is truly an essential guide.
In Accidental Intolerance, Susan Hawthorne argues that in the past few decades, our medical, scientific, and social approaches to ADHD have jointly -- but unintentionally-reinforced intolerance of ADHD-- diagnosed people. We have packed social values, such as interests in efficiency and productivity, into science and medicine. In turn, scientific results and medical practice reinforce the social values, and stigmatize those considered "disordered." Overreliance on the DSM model of ADHD contributes to this process; it may also slow the growth in our knowledge of mental health. Yet many of our current practices are optional. For ethical, practical, and scientific reasons, then, Hawthorne argues that those involved with ADHD-including clinicians, scientists, educators, parents, policy-makers, and diagnosed individuals-need to examine and change the attitudes, concepts, and practices typical of today's approaches. To make this case, Hawthorne examines both standard practices and ongoing controversies in medical, scientific, and social approaches to ADHD, showing why professionals in each setting have chosen the practices and concepts they have. She then explains how the varying approaches influence one another, and how we might interrupt the pattern. Shared goals-decreasing stigmatization, providing new options for diagnosed people, and increasing knowledge-can drive the much-needed change. Adopting inclusive, responsive decision making in all areas of practice will foster it. "Susan Hawthorne offers us a multifaceted, sensitive (and sensible) study of the emergence of ADHD as a distinct diagnostic condition in the last decade or so. Carefully analyzing the research from different disciplines and orientations, as well as the reports of experience of those so diagnosed and their families, she uncovers the ways in which values and factual findings from many directions have interacted to shape this psychiatric category. She concludes with recommendations intended to improve the scientific and clinical understanding of the phenomenon as well as the experience of ADHD-diagnosed individuals. An excellent contribution to contemporary science studies." - Helen Longino, Stanford University
Supporting and Educating Bright and Creative Students with Learning Difficulties
Author: Scott Barry Kaufman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
In an educational system founded on rigid standards and categories, students who demonstrate a very specific manifestation of intelligence flourish, while those who deviate tend to fall between the cracks. Too often, talents and interests that do not align with classroom conventions are left unrecognized and unexplored in children with extraordinary potential but little opportunity. For twice-exceptional (2e) children, who have extraordinary strengths coupled with learning difficulties, the problem is compounded by the paradoxical nature of their intellect and an unbending system, ill-equipped to cater to their unique learning needs. Twice Exceptional: Supporting and Educating Bright and Creative Students with Learning Difficulties provides cutting-edge, evidence-based approaches to creating an environment where twice-exceptional students can thrive. Viewing the 2e student as neither exclusively disabled nor exclusively gifted, but, rather, as a dynamic interaction of both, leading experts offer holistic insight into identification, social-emotional development, advocacy, and support for 2e students. With chapters focusing on special populations (including autism, dyslexia, and ADHD) as well as the intersection of race and 2e, this book highlights practical recommendations for school and social contexts. In expounding the unique challenges faced by the 2e population, Twice Exceptional makes a case for greater flexibility in our approach to education and a wider notion of what it means to be academically successful.
Equipping clinicians with 'sensory smarts' to treat their child clients. Sensory processing disorder (SPD) manifests in a range of troubling childhood behaviors, from intense reactions to noises, smells, or the feel of clothes. This book explains what SPD is, how to recognize it in kids, and how to work with parents and other professionals to most effectively treat it.
Psychology by Brock L. Eide M.D., M.A.,Fernette F. Eide M.D.
Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain
Author: Brock L. Eide M.D., M.A.,Fernette F. Eide M.D.
Two neurolearning experts reveal the hidden benefits of having a dyslexic brain. In this paradigm-shifting book, neurolearning experts Drs. Brock and Fernette Eide describe an exciting new brain science that reveals that dyslexic people have unique brain structure and organization. While the differences are responsible for certain challenges with literacy and reading, the dyslexic brain also gives a predisposition to important skills, and special talents. While dyslexics typically struggle to decode the written word, they often also excel in such areas of reasoning as mechanical (required for architects and surgeons), interconnected (artists and inventors); narrative (novelists and lawyers), and dynamic (scientists and business pioneers). The Dyslexic Advantage provides the first complete portrait of dyslexia.
Family & Relationships by John Gliedman,William Roth,Carnegie Council on Children
Understanding and Fostering Executive Control-- the Eight Essential Brain Skills Every Child Needs to Thrive
Author: Adam J. Cox
Category: Family & Relationships
A leading child psychologist identifies eight essential cognitive skills that every child requires to thrive, including initiation, flexibility, attention, organization, and self-awareness, and offers techniques to enhance each child's capabilities.
Psychology by Frances Degen Horowitz,Rena Faye Subotnik,Dona J. Matthews
Author: Frances Degen Horowitz,Rena Faye Subotnik,Dona J. Matthews
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
In this volume, renowned developmental psychologists and experts in gifted education come together to explore giftedness from early childhood through the elder years. Focusing on the practical implications of emerging theoretical perspectives and empirical findings, contributors examine prediction and measurement, diversity issues, and psychosocial factors as they relate to developing talent in different domains. Is the expression of gifted behavior predictable? Is it a stable individual characteristic? How do race, ethnicity, gender, and culture influence or contribute to the development of gifted and talented behaviors? What sustains the development of giftedness and talent? And how can insights gleaned from the field of gifted education inform the research, policy, and practice of psychologists? These questions are considered at each stage across the life span by an interdisciplinary team of experts. This highly informative volume is a must-read for developmental and educational psychologists, as well as for researchers, educators, and anyone interested in the development of high-level abilities, individual differences, educational policy and practice, and the realization of human potential.
The SAGE Handbook of Dyslexia is a comprehensive overview of a complex field. It is a rich, critical assessment of past and present theory and current research, which also looks to the future. The editors have brought together key figures from the international academic world - both researchers and practitioners - to examine the relationships between theoretical paradigms, research and practice, and to map new areas of research.
So many reformers talk about fundamental changes in schooling without understanding what such deep changes entail for children, teachers, and administrators. Seymour Sarason does. In his provocative, mind-bAnding and passionate style, Sarason again argues against short-term repairs of schools. He seeks long-term prevention and he sees the lever, as John Goodlad did, in the preparation of teachers. Add this to your small library of wisdom about school reform. ?Larry Cuban, professor of education, Stanford University.
Creative Visual Thinkers, Gifted Dyslexics, and the Rise of Visual Technologies
Author: Thomas G. West
A recognized classic, it stands alone as a uniquely compelling argument for the great importance of visual thinking and visual technologies as well as the high creative potential of many individuals with dyslexia or other learning difficulties.
Family & Relationships by Robert W. Hill,Eduardo Castro
Neurofeedback is a scientifically proven form of brainwave feedback that trains the child's brain to overcome slow brainwave activity, and increase and maintain its speed permanently. Neurofeedback is quick, noninvasive and cost effective. In fact, 80 percent of the time, neurofeedback is effective without any of the side effects associated with drugs commonly used to such childhood disorders as autism, ADHD, dyslexia, sleep disorders, and emotional problems. Healing young Brains examines each disorder separately and explains in lay terms:the manifestation of the disorderthe diagnosis,and the rationale for treating the disorder with brainwave training. Healing Young Brains is parents" guide to all they need to know about treating their children with neurofeedback as an alternative to drugs.
Wie Ihre Empfindsamkeit die Partnerschaft bereichern kann
Author: Elaine N. Aron
Publisher: MVG Verlag
Jeder Fünfte ist hochsensibel und sieht, hört und fühlt intensiver als seine Mitmenschen. Doch gerade in Liebe und Partnerschaft spielen Empfindungen und Wahrnehmungen eine große Rolle und viele Beziehungsprobleme haben ihren Ursprung in den verschiedenen Temperamenten der Partner. In ihrem zweiten Band zum Thema Hochsensibilität erläutert Elaine N. Aron wichtige Fragen: Welche Gefühle werden ausgelöst, wenn sich Hochsensible verlieben? Wodurch kann Stress reduziert werden? Wie können beide Partner voneinander profitieren - egal, ob einer oder beide hochsensibel sind.