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Title:
Coping with a learning disability
Author:
Clayton, Lawrence, Ph. D.
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Edition:
Revised edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Rosen Pub. Group, 1999.
Physical Description:
122 pages ; 24 cm.
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Summary:
Discusses learning disabilities and what can be done to overcome the special problems associated with them.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
910 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 6.7 5.0 12921.

Reading Counts RC High School 7.1 7 Quiz: 14007 Guided reading level: NR.
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ISBN:
9780823928873
Format :
Book

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Although having a learning disability can be traumatic for teens, many people become successful despite the difficulties they have in learning. The authors use inspiring examples to show how teens can deal with their learning disabilities.


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Gr. 7-10. Examples (most sound quite authentic) are the heart of this book. Personalizing material in a way that will keep readers' attention, they debunk myths and illustrate, in general but distinctive terms, how a variety of learning disorders affect school performance, personal relationships, and self-esteem. Medical-psychological descriptors are used throughout most of the text, with educational terminology (something teens in special programs may want or need to know) discussed in a separate chapter. A chart helps readers determine their learning patterns, but instead of skill-strengthening exercises, the authors offer a roundup of homilies--"Believe in yourself"; "Don't give up your dream." More helpful are the insights into individualized education programs and the various ways families respond to a member who learns differently. The concluding chapter identifies individuals who have triumphed despite learning disorders, among them Einstein and Beethoven; unfortunately, the contemporary individuals listed are mainly entertainers and sports figures. A more diverse list would have better served readers. No notes; a list of further reading is appended. ~--Stephanie Zvirin