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A Kid Just Like Me: A Father and Son Overcome the Challenges of A.D.D. and Learning Disabilities
     

A Kid Just Like Me: A Father and Son Overcome the Challenges of A.D.D. and Learning Disabilities

by Bruce Roseman
 

When Bruce Roseman’s young son, Joshua, was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder, Bruce and Joshua embarked on an extraordinary journey of both heart and mind. Drawing on his medical training and knowledge gleaned from a lifetime of dealing with his own disability, Bruce was able to determine where his son’s difficulties lay, and eventually

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When Bruce Roseman’s young son, Joshua, was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder, Bruce and Joshua embarked on an extraordinary journey of both heart and mind. Drawing on his medical training and knowledge gleaned from a lifetime of dealing with his own disability, Bruce was able to determine where his son’s difficulties lay, and eventually developed a system that enabled Joshua to combat his disability and learn to read. Deeply moving and full of information about this all-too-common disorder, A Kid Just Like Me is the true story of a father who refused to believe that his son was “unteachable”—and proved that with a little patience, and a lot of love, anything is possible.
 
If you are a parent who has felt there is nothing you can do for your child, A Kid Just Like Me offers you hope that things can change, and help in the form of concrete techniques that you can use to assist your child in the battle against their learning disability.

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Not far into his introduction, Bruce Roseman writes that A Kid Like Me is about "a learning disabled father erasing a lifetime of shame and humiliation by teaching his learning disabled son to read." Summing up the book better than anyone else's words can, this description alludes to the heartbreak, frustration, determination, and ultimate triumph captured within this man's remarkable story. It is a moving account, worth reading even by those who have not been touched by ADD, ADHD, or any other perpetually misunderstood learning disability. But it is also a valuable tool for parents struggling to raise children who, like Roseman's son Joshua, have been deemed "unmanageable, unteachable, and unreachable." The author details his successful attempt to teach his son to read -- a miraculous feat considering he himself suffers from ADD -- making the book an important teaching device, as well as a source of inspiration.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399526862
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/01/2001
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,015,526
Product dimensions:
5.06(w) x 7.97(h) x 0.73(d)

Meet the Author

Bruce Roseman, M.D. is an attending physician at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center and Beth Isreal Hospital in New York City, with an appointment at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine. He has appeared on Good Day New York, Everyday with Joan Lunden, and PBS' Live Wire.

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