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Title:
Boosting the underachiever : how busy parents can unlock their child's potential
Author:
Cogen, Victor.
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Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : Plenum Press, [1990]

©1990
Physical Description:
ix, 317 pages ; 22 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780306435690
Format :
Book

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This unique handbook offers a practical, performance-enhancing program for those children who are bright, capable, and creative, but whose abilites are not reflected in their grades. Practical and jargon-free.--Publishers Weekly.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

``Normal children whose academic performance is significantly below their potential''--this is psycho-educational consultant Cogen's definition of the underachiever, a common problem in classrooms, but one that is generally overlooked in the focus on special education for learning-disabled children. In true-to-life scenarios between frustrated parents and curriculum-driven teachers, the book illustrates steps that can be taken to ease tension and stimulate an underachieving student's interest. The chapter ``Reading: Home Style,'' for example, acquaints parents with techniques to foster their child's curiosity. Practical, jargon-free, the book offers realistic hope to parents willing to invest time helping their ``C student'' children. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved