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

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

by Brock Eide, Fernette Eide
     
 

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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

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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 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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Publishers Weekly
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401308995
Publisher:
Hachette Books
Publication date:
08/07/2007
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
528
Sales rank:
472,595
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

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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