• Have impressive intellectual abilities but seem puzzled by ordinary interactions with other children?
• Have deep, all-absorbing interests or seemingly encyclopedic knowledge of certain subjects?
• Bring home mediocre report cards, or seem disengaged at school, despite his or her obvious intelligence?
If you answered “yes” to these questions, this book is for you. Author Katharine Beals uses the term “left-brain” to describe a type of child whose talents and inclinations lean heavily toward the logical, linear, analytical, and introverted side of the human psyche, as opposed to the “right brain,” a term often associated with our emotional, holistic, intuitive, and extroverted side.
Drawing on her research and interviews with parents and children, Beals helps parents to discover if they are raising a left-brain child, and she offers practical strategies for nurturing and supporting this type of child at school and at home. Beals also advises parents in how best to advocate for their children in today’s schools, which can be baffled by and unsupportive of left-brain learning styles.
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About the Author
Table of Contents
Introduction: Is This Your Child? 1
1 Adrift in Today's Classroom: The Unsocial Child at School 13
2 Playdates, Friends, and Family Life: The Unsocial Child at Home 57
3 Hindered by Reform Math and Other Major Trends in K-12 Education: The Analytic Child at School 86
4 All-Absorbing Interests and Other Quirks: The Analytic Child at Home 143
5 Helping Our Most Extreme Lefi-Brainers: Understanding and Supporting the Mildly Autistic Child 160
6 How to Change Right-Brain Attitudes: Useful Talking Points 189
Conclusion: The Best of Both Worlds 203