How the Special Needs Brain Learns / Edition 2

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Overview

Leverage brain research to develop successful strategies for students with special needs!

This second edition of the bestseller helps you turn the latest developments in neuroscience into practical classroom activities. Emphasizing lifelong independent learning, increased retention, and cognitive flexibility, this revision offers a practical framework for identifying, accommodating, and motivating students with special needs. The author offers references to more than 230 new scientific studies, targeted information on Responsiveness to Intervention (RTI), and assistance for working with common learning challenges such as:

  • ADHD and ADD
  • Speech, reading, writing, and math disabilities
  • Emotional and behavioral disorders
  • Autism spectrum disorders

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Editorial Reviews

2002 Choice Magazine
"The book’s greatest strength may be its logical explanation of why today’s students develop and learn differently, so that a functionally unchanging educational system is no longer appropriate in meeting learner needs. "
Patrice W. Hallock

"Given current inclusive practices and our emphasis on reaching all students, Sousa arms us with current brain research to support the kinds of instruction and accommodations that we need to provide students in schools today."

Lois A. Fisch
"Presents a highly readable overview of a variety of special needs accompanied by practical information about how to address those needs. Makes the relationship between the special need and the brain clear and understandable for the lay reader."
SEN Magazine
"A well-written, practical guide for parents and practitioners working with children with additional needs, providing a comprehensive overview of the field and rooted in a desire to facilitate effective support and to enable children to fulfill their potential."
2002 CHOICE
"The book’s greatest strength may be its logical explanation of why today’s students develop and learn differently, so that a functionally unchanging educational system is no longer appropriate in meeting learner needs."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412949873
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 10/28/2006
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 248
  • Sales rank: 138,612
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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
Introduction 1
Ch. 1 How the Brain Learns 7
Ch. 2 When Brains Differ 19
Ch. 3 Attention Disorders 46
Ch. 4 Speech Disabilities 66
Ch. 5 Reading Disabilities 87
Ch. 6 Writing Disabilities 118
Ch. 7 Mathematical Disabilities 138
Ch. 8 Sleep Disorders 162
Ch. 9 Emotional and Behavioral Disorders 179
Ch. 10 Autism 196
Ch. 11 Putting It All Together 208
Glossary 215
References 221
Resources 230
Index 235
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    Great reference book too

    This book was easy to understand and explained the topics without too much confusing information. I recommend this book for up and coming teachers as it makes for a wonderful reference guide for writing papers...

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