How the Special Needs Brain Learns / Edition 2

How the Special Needs Brain Learns / Edition 2

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by David A. (Anthony) Sousa
     
 

This book focuses on the most common challenges to learning for many students and emphasizes lifelong independent learning, increased retention, and cognitive flexibility for all.

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This book focuses on the most common challenges to learning for many students and emphasizes lifelong independent learning, increased retention, and cognitive flexibility for all.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412949873
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
248
Sales rank:
162,197
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Dr. David A. Sousa is an international consultant in educational neuroscience and author of 15 books that suggest ways that educators and parents can translate current brain research into strategies for improving learning. A member of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, he has conducted workshops in hundreds of school districts on brain research, instructional skills, and science education at the Pre-K to 12 and university levels. He has made presentations to more than 100,000 educators at national conventions of educational organizations and to regional and local school districts across the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia.

Dr. Sousa has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Bridgewater State University, a Master of Arts in Teaching degree in science from Harvard University, and a doctorate from Rutgers University. His teaching experience covers all levels. He has taught senior high school science, served as a K-12 director of science, a supervisor of instruction, and a district superintendent in New Jersey schools. He has been an adjunct professor of education at Seton Hall University and a visiting lecturer at Rutgers University.

Prior to his career in New Jersey, Dr. Sousa taught at the American School of Paris (France), and served for five years as a Foreign Service Officer and science advisor at the USA diplomatic missions in Geneva (Switzerland) and Vienna (Austria).

Dr. Sousa has edited science books and published dozens of articles in leading journals on staff development, science education, and educational research. His most popular books for educators, all published by Corwin Press, include: How the Brain Learns, fourth edition; How the Special Needs Brain Learns, second edition; How the Gifted Brain Learns; How the Brain Learns to Read; How the Brain Influences Behavior; and How the Brain Learns Mathematics, which was selected by the Independent Publishers’ Association as one of the best professional development books of 2008. The Leadership Brain suggests ways for educators to lead today’s schools more effectively. His books have been published in French, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic and several other languages.

Dr. Sousa is past president of Learning Forward (formerly NSCD). He has received numerous awards from professional associations, school districts, and educational foundations for his commitment to research, staff development, and science education. He recently received the Distinguished Alumni Award and an honorary doctorate from Bridgewater (Massachusetts) State University, and an honorary doctorate from Gratz College in Philadelphia.

Dr. Sousa has been interviewed by Matt Lauer on the NBC Today Show and by National Public Radio about his work with schools using brain research. He makes his home in south Florida.

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Table of Contents

About the Author
Introduction1
Ch. 1How the Brain Learns7
Ch. 2When Brains Differ19
Ch. 3Attention Disorders46
Ch. 4Speech Disabilities66
Ch. 5Reading Disabilities87
Ch. 6Writing Disabilities118
Ch. 7Mathematical Disabilities138
Ch. 8Sleep Disorders162
Ch. 9Emotional and Behavioral Disorders179
Ch. 10Autism196
Ch. 11Putting It All Together208
Glossary215
References221
Resources230
Index235

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