New York : Simon & Schuster, c2011
1st Simon & Schuster trade pbk. edDescription:
xii, 402 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm ISBN/ISSN:
9781416556428, 1416556427, 1416556427 :, Language:
Analyzes the rise in learning disabilities among school-age children while counseling parents and educators on how to solve specific problems, arguing that environmental factors are responsible for most learning disabilities
pt. 1. Brain crisis: problems and possibilities. Too many dyssed kids -- What's the problem? Diagnostic dilemmas -- What should we call this? Understanding learning disorders -- pt. 2. Your unique child. Brain differences and learning differences -- Rewiring children's brains: how the brain builds itself and how we can help -- How your child's brain works: "brain juice," emotion, motivation, attention, and medicating children's minds -- Genes, learning, and the environment: biology isn't always destiny -- Who's intelligent?: learning styles and one-of-a-kind brains -- pt. 3. childhood in the twenty-first century: pathway to problems or gateway to success? Stress: the great dys-abler -- Brain-cleaning 101: banish brain disruptors -- Brain-cleaning 102: tackling lifestyle factors -- Successful environments for successful children -- Appendixes: A. Terms of dysfunction: learning problems, seen and unseen -- B. A few thoughts about when to worry -- C. A primer on getting professional help for your child -- D. Reference list
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