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Smart but Stuck: What Every Therapist Needs to Know about Learning Disabilities and Imprisoned Intelligence / Edition 1
     

Smart but Stuck: What Every Therapist Needs to Know about Learning Disabilities and Imprisoned Intelligence / Edition 1

by Carlton Munson, Myrna Orenstein
 

ISBN-10: 0789008882

ISBN-13: 9780789008886

Pub. Date: 08/01/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Uncover the powerful potential that learning disabilities can conceal!

Having a learning disability (LD) can be lonely, frightening, and frustrating. The available information is sparse, technically oriented, and resolutely uninformative on how it feels to have an LD. Smart But Stuck changes all that. The first book on the emotional aspects of having an LD, it

Overview

Uncover the powerful potential that learning disabilities can conceal!

Having a learning disability (LD) can be lonely, frightening, and frustrating. The available information is sparse, technically oriented, and resolutely uninformative on how it feels to have an LD. Smart But Stuck changes all that. The first book on the emotional aspects of having an LD, it offers twenty case studies and other research to help you see that you are not alone.

This groundbreaking book discusses why and how intelligent individuals with learning disabilities are misunderstood and how shame and fear can lead to imprisoned intelligence. Smart But Stuck helps those who struggle with learning disabilities (and the people who help them) build self-esteem, face LD obstacles, bypass weaknesses, and enhance strengths.

Smart But Stuck elaborates on new research about imprisoned intelligence and the emotional consequences of learning disabilities, enabling readers to:

  • understand what it's like growing up being smart but feeling stupid
  • discover how shame influences the learning process
  • understand what happens when smart people grow up suffering from learning gaps
  • learn how to find a therapist and what to expect in treatment
  • create a successful, productive life and even use their learning disabilities to their own advantage

    Smart But Stuck integrates a vast amount of research and presents it in an understandable way to help people gain their freedom from imprisoned intelligence. In Smart But Stuck, people with LDs will find effective methods to help themselves unlock their full potential, while therapists, teachers, and family members will find new ways to understand and help individuals with LDs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789008886
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/01/2000
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

  • Series Editor's Comments
  • Foreword (Joe Palombo)
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Why Does Imprisoned Intelligence Happen?
  • Section I: What is the Problem?
  • Chapter 1. Imprisoned Intelligence: How Does it Happen?
  • True Grit
  • What Sort of People Have Undiagnosed Learning Disabilities?
  • Understanding Undiagnosed Learning Disabilities
  • Information About the Research
  • Some Reflections
  • Chapter 2. A Brief Introduction to Shame
  • Chapter 3. Something is Wrong with Me: A “Chasm” in Learning
  • Bewilderment
  • The Chasm
  • Struggle: Impasse and Bypass
  • Resignation
  • Chapter 4. Discovery: The Diagnosis
  • Awakenings
  • The Test: Pleasure
  • The Test: Pain
  • The Aftermath: Making Sense
  • Chapter 5. Learning to Live with It: After the Diagnosis
  • Facing the Music
  • Grief: It's Here to Stay
  • Identifying Helpers and Hinderers
  • Avoiding Pitfalls
  • Taking It In
  • Chapter 6. New Reflections: A Different Mirror
  • Personal Definitions
  • Acceptance
  • Personal History Reinterpreted
  • Personal Perspectives
  • Section II: Possible Solutions
  • Chapter 7. Fulfilling Potential: Bootstrapping
  • Facing the Problem
  • Facing the Chasm: The Biggest Challenge
  • Finding Support
  • Finding Appropriate Professional Help
  • Chapter 8. Psychotherapy: A Lantern for the Darkness
  • Is Psychotherapy Necessary?
  • What Can Be Expected from Psychotherapy?
  • Things Learned in Therapy
  • Chapter 9. Treatment: A Chapter for Therapists and Interested People
  • Introduction
  • Recognition: Helping People Become Aware
  • Integration
  • Conclusions
  • Chapter 10. Some Final Observations About Our Schools
  • Section III: Historical and Theoretical Perspectives
  • Chapter 11. Historical Review
  • Why LD Is So Difficult to Spot
  • Categories of Symptoms
  • Life Span Development
  • More to Be Learned
  • Emotional Fallout: Frustration
  • Emotional Fallout: Trauma
  • Chapter 12. Self-Psychology Theory: A Theoretical Perspective
  • Introduction
  • The Self: What Is It?
  • Self-Cohesion: Nurturance and Sustenance
  • Self-Protection
  • Fragmentation of the Self
  • Chapter 13. Connecting, Self- Psychology, Shame, and Imprisoned Intelligence
  • Learning and Imprisoned Intelligence
  • The Impact of Imprisoned Intelligence on the Self and Selfobjects
  • The Impact of Imprisoned Intelligence on Development
  • Imprisoned Intelligence and Deficits
  • Imprisoned Intelligence, Shame, and Fragmentation: The Chasm
  • Imprisoned Intelligence and Emotional Distancing: Disavowal
  • Chapter 14. Conclusions
  • Referral Sources
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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