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Waber proposes a well-thought-out developmental model of learning disabilities that incorporates Piagetian (Piaget, 1963) views of adaptation, risk, and resilience and the notion of 'good fit' between the child and his or her learning environment....A very readable and fascinating book that incorporates scientific research and case studies in a way that is accessible to the public, including parents, educators, and psychologists. Waber's writing style is clear and understandable. She uses simple yet interesting analogies (e.g. comparing the child's brain and learning environment to a basketball team and brain specialization to a start-up business) and offers numerous vignettes and examples to make her points. The book clearly illustrates Waber's advanced knowledge of developmental psychology, clinical neuropsychology, genetics, comparative psychology, special education, and educational law, as well as her skill in distilling and integrating research findings from these disparate areas into her learning disabilities development model....I believe that this book will do for the field of learning in general what Sally Shaywitz's (2003) book Overcoming Dyslexia did for the field of dyslexia.