The Mislabeled Child: Looking Beyond Behavior to Find the True Sources -- and Solutions -- for Children's Learning Challenges

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For parents, teachers, and other professionals seeking practical guidance about ways to help children with learning problems, this book provides a comprehensive look at learning differences ranging from dyslexia to dysgraphia, to attention problems, to giftedness.

In The Mislabeled Child, the authors describe how a proper understanding of a childs unique brain-based strengths can be used to overcome many different obstacles to learning. They show how children are often ...

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Overview

For parents, teachers, and other professionals seeking practical guidance about ways to help children with learning problems, this book provides a comprehensive look at learning differences ranging from dyslexia to dysgraphia, to attention problems, to giftedness.

In The Mislabeled Child, the authors describe how a proper understanding of a childs unique brain-based strengths can be used to overcome many different obstacles to learning. They show how children are often mislabeled with diagnoses that are too broad (ADHD, for instance) or are simply inaccurate. They also explain why medications are often not the best ways to help children who are struggling to learn. The authors guide readers through the morass of commonly used labels and treatments, offering specific suggestions that can be used to help children at school and at home.

This book offers extremely empowering information for parents and professionals alike. The Mislabeled Child examines a full spectrum of learning disorders, from dyslexia to giftedness, clarifying the diagnoses and providing resources to help. The Eides explain how a learning disability encompasses more than a behavioral problem; it is also a brain dysfunction that should be treated differently.

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This husband-and-wife team (both doctors run the Eide Neurolearning Clinic in Edmonds, Wash.) offer this informative but clinical aid to labeling and dealing with various "brain-based learning challenges." Each of the 11 chapters focuses on "a single type of learning system and the challenges that affect it"-"Overlooking the Obvious: Visual Problems in Children"; "Getting It All Together: Attention Problems in Children"; "Making the Right Connections: Autism and Autism-like Disorders." After discussing the brain processes that underlie each learning system, the Eides offer steps that can be taken to help children whose processes fall into each category. In-depth case histories might have put a human face on a book that is supposed to be aimed at parents and teachers as well as educated child-care professionals, but as it stands, the college -textbook-like tone renders it most suitable as a solid reference tool. (Aug.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401308995
  • Publisher: Hyperion
  • Publication date: 8/7/2007
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 226,967
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Brock Eide, M.D., M.A., and Fernette Eide, M.D., are leading researchers and clinicians on learning disabilities. They run the Eide Neurolearning Clinic and lecture throughout the US and Canada to parents, educators, therapists and doctors.

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  • Posted April 30, 2012

    another painful clinical book with no insight

    I was very hopeful about this book but to say its clinical is an understatement. for parents trying to escape overly medical outlooks on their kids, this book is no refuge. in fact, it reminds me of all the parents whose kids have attention problems and they say their kids are sensory overloaded, this is constant with PDD, their kids never had autism, it was sensory processing disorder. if we are going to treat symptoms why all these labels? why an analysis of every little thing a kid does instead of a whole approach? can you imagine if someone analyzed an adult the way these guys analyze kids? Suppose its just me who doesnt like this medical approach, which they hide behind and call "brain based" as if we really comprehend the brain...their "helpful" suggestions are atrociously boring and common and easily accessible in any book or on the web. there is nothing innovative and if their idea of innovative is to play video games we are in trouble. Not to say all video games are bad or none can be useful but come on. Usually the kids who hyperfocus on video games had hyperfocus to begin with, the rest are just losing valuable time. An overly inflated pompous book by two doctors who i believe clearly mean well. At least it makes an attempt to be smart though it isnt, unlike totally trashy books like "ten things your child wants you to know about autism" The common link between all adhd and autism books is putting an enormous amount of stress on parents, stigma on kid and making therapists and doctors fat and rich. Here's a novel idea- stop separating kids out of the classroom.

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  • Posted July 4, 2009

    Excellent resource

    This book is a must-have for professionals and parents who are dealing with children's learning needs. It is comprehensive and provides clear explanations of various problems as well as strategies for remediating them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2008

    Finally the Quarterback!

    This is the only comprehensive book on the subject of Processing Issues which affect so many of our children today. It takes you to every aspect of these issues and makes you realize that your child can be hyposensitive or hypersensitive to certain things and just the opposite in another closely related issue. It takes you through every possible processing problem and as you are reading it, you realize which of these your child has. Then they explain it so clearly and give you many things to do for each one including many free websites to use. It is a technical book and certainly cannot be read through quickly but I felt for the first time I had found my 'quarterback' who could look at all the issues my child had and take them all into consideration to help my child succeed. Before this book, I always felt we were reading or going to one specialist or another who would tackle the problem they dealt with but there was no source available to me in which I could get the whole picture of what my child has and what to do for my child--we needed a 'quarterback'. I cannot recommend this book highly enough for parents, teachers or any type of professional who deals with these issues.

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