The Mislabeled Child

The Mislabeled Child

How Understanding your Child's Unique Learning Style Can Open the Door to Success

Book - 2006
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An incredibly reassuring approach by two physicians who specialize in helping children overcome their difficulties in learning and succeeding in school

For parents, teachers, and other professionals seeking practical guidance about ways to help children with learning problems, this book provides a comprehensive look at learning differences ranging from dyslexia to dysgraphia, to attention problems, to giftedness. In The Mislabeled Child, the authors describe how a proper understanding of a child's unique brain-based strengths can be used to overcome many different obstacles to learning. They show how children are often mislabeled with diagnoses that are too broad (ADHD, for instance) or are simply inaccurate. They also explain why medications are often not the best ways to help children who are struggling to learn. The authors guide readers through the morass of commonly used labels and treatments, offering specific suggestions that can be used to help children at school and at home. This book offers extremely empowering information for parents and professionals alike.

The Mislabeled Child examines a full spectrum of learning disorders, from dyslexia to giftedness, clarifying the diagnoses and providing resources to help. The Eides explain how a learning disability encompasses more than a behavioral problem; it is also a brain dysfunction that should be treated differently.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, c2006
ISBN: 9781401302252
1401302254
Branch Call Number: 371.9 EID
Characteristics: xi, 510 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Eide, Fernette 1961-

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Sep 17, 2012

An excellent resource for parents and educators on many undetected or "mislabeled" learning disabilities. It is a big book full of information on PDD-NOS, ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Audio-Processing disorder, and many more other difficulties that some young children and some adults face as they try to develop their reading and writing and communication skills. Is your child struggling? Have a look at the various symptoms of these difficulties. It could be what she or he is dealing with. Brock Eide not only lists the symptoms and describes the difficulties a person has with these disorders, but provides helpful strategies to aid in the learning process. There is also a chapter on teaching gifted children.

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