Making the Grade: Reflections on Being Learning Disabled / Edition 1

Making the Grade: Reflections on Being Learning Disabled / Edition 1

by Virginia Trumbull, Dayle Upham
     
 

ISBN-10: 0435081500

ISBN-13: 9780435081508

Pub. Date: 10/01/1997

Publisher: Heinemann

Making the Grade is a powerful illustration of the problems and frustrations of living with a learning disability. Like many people with a learning disability, Dayle Upham had experienced academic and professional failure. Yet somehow she found the inner strength to persevere and ultimately obtain a Ph.D. in special education. What is that strength? How did

Overview

Making the Grade is a powerful illustration of the problems and frustrations of living with a learning disability. Like many people with a learning disability, Dayle Upham had experienced academic and professional failure. Yet somehow she found the inner strength to persevere and ultimately obtain a Ph.D. in special education. What is that strength? How did she find it? And shat strategies did she develop to help her cope? These are some of the questions addressed in this poignant account.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780435081508
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
10/01/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
92
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.23(d)
Age Range:
5 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

1. Early Childhood: Putting Order in My Life

Elementary School: Learning I Am Different

Junior High School: Disappointment and Discovery

High School: Becoming an Expert at Deception

Employment: Protecting Myself from the Inside

The College Years: Creating File Cabinets in my Sleep

Letter to Self: The Road to the Dream

Letter to Self: Tired of the Fight

Letter to Self: I Am not Sure I Like Myself or You

Letter to Self: I Am Always the One Who Has To Change

The Intervening Years: Awarded a Ph.D., Now What?

A University Professor: Setting New Goals

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