ISBN-10:
1578868033
ISBN-13:
9781578868032
Pub. Date:
11/16/2009
Publisher:
R&L Education
Defending and Parenting Children Who Learn Differently: Lessons from Edison's Mother

Defending and Parenting Children Who Learn Differently: Lessons from Edison's Mother

by Scott Teel

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781578868032
Publisher: R&L Education
Publication date: 11/16/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 218
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Scott Teel is a freelance writer based in Texas. He holds a degree in nuclear technology and is also a certified employee benefits specialist. Teel is an adult who has been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. As a child he was a tangential thinker who despite a high I.Q. struggled in the conventional school system.

Table of Contents

Foreword Vincent Monastra v

Introduction vii

1 Nancy Edison's Miracle 1

2 Why Thomas Edison Was Such a Poor Student in School 9

3 Nancy Edison: Advocate for Her Son 17

4 Current Rights of Children Who Learn Differently 25

5 Using a Professional Advocate 37

6 The Homeschooling Option 45

7 The Importance of Self-confidence and Self-esteem 57

8 Independent Learning as a Core Strength 69

9 The Importance of Discipline 81

10 The Medication Question 91

11 Comorbid Conditions 101

12 Getting Both Parents on the Same Track 119

13 Local Resourcess 123

14 Online and Print Resources 187

Notes 195

Index 201

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