Different Brains, Different Learners: How to Reach the Hard to Reach / Edition 2

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Overview

Give hard-to-reach students the tools for lifelong success and watch test scores improve!

Updated throughout and packed with powerful strategies to help students improve brain function, this second edition presents a concise outline for identifying the symptoms and causes of prevalent impairments such as oppositional disorder, learned helplessness, attention deficit disorder, dyslexia, dyscalculia, depression, auditory processing deficits, and more. The author demonstrates how to effectively guide students with learning difficulties and:

  • Recognize the most common conditions that challenge learners
  • Accommodate the specific learning needs of students with learning impairments
  • Minimize disruptions for other students

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Editorial Reviews

Gerard Dery
“The author truly understands what educators need to know to provide the opportunities for success that every child needs.”
Mary Beth Cary
“This is the book thatteachers would keep on the shelf by their desk for quick reference, ideas, inspiration, and hope.”
Debra Paradowski
“This is clearly a book that all educators should have and use as a resource for students and parents.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412965026
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 12/1/2009
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 189
  • Sales rank: 237,909
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Eric Jensen is a former teacher and current member of the Society for Neuroscience and New York Academy of Sciences. He has taught at all levels, from elementary through university level and is currently completing his Ph D in human development. In 1981, Jensen cofounded Super Camp, the nation’s first and largest brain-compatible learning program, now with over 50,000 graduates. He has since written Teaching with the Brain in Mind, Brain-Based Learning, Deeper Learning, Arts with the Brain in Mind, Enriching the Brain, and 21 other books on learning and the brain. A leader in the brain-based movement, Jensen has made over 45 visits to neuroscience labs and interacts with countless neuroscientists. He was the founder of the Learning Brain EXPO and has trained educators and trainers for 25 years worldwide in this field. He is deeply committed to making a positive, significant, lasting difference in the way we learn.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Introduction
Pretest
1. Understanding Different Brains
2. The Brain's Key Operating Systems
3. The Argumentative Learner: Oppositional Defiant Disorder
4. The Resigned Learner: Learned Helplessness
5. The Out-of-Control Learner: Conduct Disorder
6. The Demotivated Learner: Stress Disorders
7. The Troubled Learner: Depression
8. The Isolated Learner: Pervasive Developmental Disorders
9. The Challenged Learner: Learning Delayed
10. The Confused Learner: Dyscalculia
11. The Unsound Learner: Central Auditory Processing Disorder
12. The Impulsive Learner: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
13. The Frustrated Learner: Dyslexia
Posttest
References
Index

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