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Understand how you learn, how weaknesses can make learning difficult, and how your strengths can be used to improve your learning skills. The world is made up of "all kinds of minds" and each one needs to be appreciated. Also available on audio tape.
What's the best way for me to approach my schoolwork? How to I deal with the problems I'm having in school? This book will help provide you with some answers that you can put into action, as well as remind you that a learning difference is not an unbeatable obstacle. Audio tape also available.
This guide offers specific tips and strategies especially for unique learners like you. Use these "school tools" to help build confidence in reading, writing, spelling, math, and more. Learn to organize time, set goals, stick up for yourself, handle conflict, stay out of trouble, cope with testing, and get help from adults.
A touching account of one youngsters struggle in learning to read and the painful journey that he took to gain self-confidence, self-respect, and tremendous success as a human being, as a student, and as an athlete. Bennys story stands as a tribute to the human spirit and should serve as an excellent resource for students with dyslexia, their parents and their teachers.
Spending a month on a remote island in Maine with his teasing older brother and grandparents he hardly knows is not Josh's idea of a great time. But that's what happens the summer his parents go abroad. Twelve-year-old Josh, who has dyslexia, can't do anything right in his grandfather's eyes, and is constantly compared to his perfect bookish brother, Simon. So Josh secretly plans to run away back to New Jersey. However, despite gruff Gramps, Josh finds himself captivated by life on Sea Island and all of the challenges it offers him. Plus, Josh discovers unexpected romance and kinship with a young visitor. His biggest challenge, though, comes at the end of the summer when he faces a life-threatening emergency and uses skills he didn't know he had to lead the rescue.
Phoebe Flower's is having some friendship troubles. Plus, her impulsivity and distractibility have landed her in trouble at school again. Her parents and the school principal decide that Phoebe needs a little help to get back on track. At first, Phoebe is worried when she hears her parents talking about something called ADD. But then her mother confides to Phoebe that she had similar problems as a girl. With Mom's encouragement, Phoebe struggles with a writing assignment. Completing it at last, Phoebe is proud of her accomplishment, and excited that, through her writing; she's discovered the true meaning of best friend.
Emily's littler brother has ADD and it's creating issues for Emily. Her parents are giving all there attention Ben. She loves her little brother, but she's somebody too!
This book is about the struggles and successes of children with disabilities.
Samantha Abeel is learning disabled and gifted. She does not understand mathematical concepts, but she is an extremely talented writer. Samantha was on the edge of despair when a caring English teacher who recognized her hidden talents intervened, offering Samantha an opportunity to describe in words the hauntingly beautiful paintings of artist Charles R. Murphy.
Kinneret feels terrible-she can't concentrate in class, she's having nightmares, and her teachers think she is lazy. She fantasizes that a big, white bird will come and carry her away from all of her troubles. Fifth-grade brings someone else to help her, though - a new special education teacher who recognizes that Kinneret is neither lazy nor irresponsible.