The Survival Guide for Kids with LD*: *(Learning Differences)

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First published in 1990, this survival guide has helped countless young people labeled “learning disabled”—and the adults who care about them. Meanwhile, laws have changed and technology has advanced.

This revised and updated edition retains the best of the original edition: the warmth, affirmation, and solid information kids need to know they’re smart and can learn, they just learn differently. It answers the many questions they have, like “Why is it hard for kids with LD to ...

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Overview


First published in 1990, this survival guide has helped countless young people labeled “learning disabled”—and the adults who care about them. Meanwhile, laws have changed and technology has advanced.

This revised and updated edition retains the best of the original edition: the warmth, affirmation, and solid information kids need to know they’re smart and can learn, they just learn differently. It answers the many questions they have, like “Why is it hard for kids with LD to learn?” and “What happens when you grow up?” It explains what LD means (and doesn’t mean); defines different kinds of LD; describes what happens in LD programs; helps kids deal with sad, hurt, and angry feelings; suggests ways to get along better in school and at home; and inspires young people to set goals and plan for the future. Includes resources for parents and teachers.

Discusses how children with "learning differences" can get along better in school, set goals, and plan for the future.

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Editorial Reviews

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“Well-written work...a valuable resource for parents or youth workers.”—Youth Today

“Packed with tips...highly recommended reading.”—Midwest Book Review

 “An easy-to-read guide written for kids...also an informative book for adults.”—Children’s Ministry

ALA’s Top 20 LD Resources for Libraries List

VOYA
Growing up is tough enough, but when one also has a learning difference that interferes with academic or social interactions, every day can seem a trial in itself. This aptly titled "survival guide" from the Self-Help for Kids series focuses on the basics of what LD is, how the law provides for those who have it, advice for getting along better both at home and at school, and how to set and meet future goals. The difficulties often experienced by those with LD are not glossed over. Instead, realistic situations and the benefits of dealing with them constructively are described. The authors clearly know their audience of upper elementary and middle school students. They write in a familiar yet nonpatronizing style in this revised and updated version of the 1990 original. The language is clear and concise, without getting caught in the trap of educational jargon. Short chapters, tip lists, and eye-catching illustrations make this book ideal for those who have been diagnosed with a learning difference. The extensive list of recommended resources provides useful educational and support information for parents and teachers. It is not a reference work, but rather an informal source that teaches coping skills specifically for those with LD. Elementary and middle school media specialists, public librarians, and others who work with this age group will find the book a worthy addition to their collections. For those searching for similar works geared toward older students, this guide will be of interest. Index. Illus. Further Reading. VOYA Codes: 4Q 4P M (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses; Broad general YA appeal; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8). 2002, Free Spirit, 102p,
— Julie Watkins
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781575421193
  • Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/15/1992
  • Series: The Survival Guide Series
  • Edition description: Revised & Updated
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 798,872
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.28 (d)

Meet the Author


Gary Fisher, Ph.D., is a professor and the director of the Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Rhoda Cummings, Ed.D., is a professor in the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno.

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