Thinking Differently: An Inspiring Guide for Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities [NOOK Book]

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An innovative, comprehensive guide—the first of its kind—to help parents understand and accept learning disabilities in their children, offering tips and strategies for successfully advocating on their behalf and helping them become their own best advocates.

In Thinking Differently, David Flink, the leader of Eye to Eye—a national mentoring program for students with learning and attention issues—enlarges our understanding of the learning process and offers powerful, innovative ...

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Thinking Differently: An Inspiring Guide for Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities

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Overview

An innovative, comprehensive guide—the first of its kind—to help parents understand and accept learning disabilities in their children, offering tips and strategies for successfully advocating on their behalf and helping them become their own best advocates.

In Thinking Differently, David Flink, the leader of Eye to Eye—a national mentoring program for students with learning and attention issues—enlarges our understanding of the learning process and offers powerful, innovative strategies for parenting, teaching, and supporting the 20 percent of students with learning disabilities. An outstanding fighter who has helped thousands of children adapt to their specific learning issues, Flink understands the needs and experiences of these children first hand. He, too, has dyslexia and ADHD.

Focusing on how to arm students who think and learn differently with essential skills, including meta-cognition and self-advocacy, Flink offers real, hard advice, providing the tools to address specific problems they face—from building self-esteem and reconstructing the learning environment, to getting proper diagnoses and discovering their inner gifts. With his easy, hands-on “Step-by-Step Launchpad to Empowerment,” parents can take immediate steps to improve their children’s lives.

Thinking Differently is a brilliant, compassionate work, packed with essential insights and real-world applications indispensable for parents, educators, and other professional involved with children with learning disabilities.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
07/21/2014
In 1998, then college student Flink established the nonprofit Eye to Eye, which pairs LD/ADHD college student mentors with younger mentees (who have similar disabilities) to work on art projects. In this impressive guide, Flink uses lessons from leading Eye to Eye, as well as his personal struggles with dyslexia and ADHD, to advise parents, older children, and teens. The first step for a parent who suspects that his or her child may have dyslexia, ADHD, or another learning disability is to have the child evaluated. Receiving an LD and/or ADHD diagnosis may be a relief since it provides an explanation for why some learning can be so difficult. Throughout, Flink stresses that “learning disabilities and ADHD have nothing to do with native intelligence.” In addition, he devotes a full chapter to discussing laws that mandate accommodation for students with LD/ADHD, and explains how to take advantage of these laws. Other chapters build on this foundation of diagnosis and securing accommodations, to discuss finding allies, becoming an advocate, and joining the larger community of people with LD/ADHD. In this inspiring book, Flink ends with a call for all with LD/ADHD to accept their condition, and share it with others so that the world will eventually accept all types of learners equally. (Aug.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062225948
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/26/2014
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320

Meet the Author

David Flink, diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD at the age of nine, was a member of the first generation of students to receive special education services and accommodations. With this support and through taking ownership of his different thinking brain, David began to excel academically and today holds a bachelor’s degree in education and psychology from Brown University and a master’s degree in disability studies in education from Columbia University. In 1998 he cofounded Eye to Eye.
He lectures at colleges and universities globally and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Hunter Alternatives Fund Prime Mover’s
Fellowship and the New Leader’s Council “40 under 40” award. He lives with his wife in New York City.

Roger Wayne joined the Air Force as a radio and television broadcast journalist in 2004. After basic training he went to Fort Meade to train for military broadcasting. He was stationed in South Korea and won several awards for his work, including Best Radio Commercial military-wide in 2006 and Best Feature Story for the Air Force. He is now an actor living in New York, doing voice-over work for audiobooks, working on independent film projects, performing off-Broadway, and auditioning for major network shows.

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