How I Learn: A Kid's Guide to Learning Disability

How I Learn: A Kid's Guide to Learning Disability

by Brenda Miles


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I like school, but sometimes I get confused. 
That's because I learn in a different way. 
But guess what? That's OK.

The story introduces the concept of a learning disability in concrete terms for younger students, emphasizing that they are capable of learning, but they do
so in a different way. The story also supports a personalized discussion, encouraging children directly to identify their own strengths and challenges. Feelings typically associated with learning problems and strategies to promote achievement are also addressed. You can encourage an honest and accurate discussion of learning difficulties as you read through this book with your child. Emphasize that many children find school challenging. Explain, too, that children—no matter how young or old they are—can use smart strategies to help them learn.

And that's not just OK. It's GREAT!

A Note to Parents, Caregivers, and Professionals is included, with suggestions to guide discussion and help children identify their particular strengths and challenges.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781433816611
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Publication date: 12/01/2014
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 533,897
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.15(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Brenda S. Miles, PhD, is a pediatric neuropsychologist who has worked in hospital, rehabilitation, and school settings. She is an author and co-author of several books for children, including The Moment You Were Born: A Story for You and Your Premature Baby, Stickley Sticks to It!: A Frog’s Guide to Getting Things Done, Chicken or Egg: Who Comes First? and Princess Penelopea Hates Peas: A Tale of Picky Eating and Avoiding Catastropeas. Brenda encourages children of all ages to dream big, find joy, and embrace adventure.

Colleen A. Patterson, MA, is a psychologist who has worked with children of all ages in hospital and school settings. She moves her mood by running and frequently races in support of children's mental health. She has coauthored two books with Magination Press, How I Learn: A Kid's Guide to Learning Disability and 1-2-3 A Calmer Me: Helping Children Cope When Emotions Get Out of Control. Follow her on Twitter: @psychbooks4kid

Jane Heinrichs studied illustration at Camberwell College of Arts in London, England. Her first book, Magic at the Museum, was short-listed for "Best-Illustrated Book" at the Manitoba Book Awards. Visit her at and follow her on Facebook: @JaneHeinrichs Twitter: @JaneHeinrichs Instagram @JaneHeinrichs

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