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The Survival Guide For Kids With Learning Differences [Paperback]

Gary Fisher , Rhoda Cummings
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Nov. 1 2002
This revised and updated edition retains the best of the original edition: the warmth, affirmation, and solid information kids need to know they?re smart and can learn, they just learn differently. It answers the many questions they have, like "Why is it hard for kids with LD to learn?" and "What happens when you grow up?" It explains what LD means (and doesn?t mean); defines different kinds of LD; describes what happens in LD programs; helps kids deal with sad, hurt, and angry feelings; suggests ways to get along better in school and at home; and inspires young people to set goals and plan for the future. Includes resources for parents and teachers.

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From School Library Journal

Grade 5 Up-- A book intended for use by young people with this disability. While LD may mean learning disabled to some people, to them, the authors explain, it means "learning different." The book begins with the "Six Great Gripes of Kids with LD," the first of which is, "No one explains what LD is, so we spend a lot of time worrying about what is wrong with us." In the 12 chapters that comprise the body of this book, the authors describe the five types of LD, the rights of LD students in public schools, and a variety of behaviors to help LD kids manage their feelings and get along better at home and in school. The final chapter stresses ways in which to prepare for adult life. Scattered throughout the chapters are activities and exercises to help LD kids to better understand and to cope with their problems. The text is written in a simple, straightforward, and chatty style and includes short case studies and stories explaining how real LD kids reacted in the situations under discussion. A section for parents and teachers provides additional resources and information. The clearly written, factual material will help those with LD and those who live or work with them to understand the complexities of this disability. --Constance A. Mellon, Department of Library & Information Studies, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Gary Fisher, Ph.D., is a professor and the director of the Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Rhoda Cummings, Ed.D., is a professor in the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno.

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Now in a revised and updated edition, The Survival Guide For Kids With LD* (*Learning Differences) by University of Nevada-Reno professors Gary Fisher and Rhoda Cummings, is a simply presented and easily accessible guide written especially for those dealing with children who have "learning differences". Emphasizing that having one of the many kinds of learning disabilities or cognitive restrictions doesn't preclude a child from learning, from having friends, or from growing up to be a successful adult. The readable prose is packed with tips for dealing with teasing, providing encouragement, simple black-and-white artwork, study tips, and more. The Survival Guide For Kids With LD* is highly recommended reading for parents, teachers, tutors, day-care staff members, -- and most especially, for kids ages 10 and up. Also highly recommended for teen readers is The Survival Guide For Teenagers With LD (0915793512; [$$$]); for parents, When Your Child Has LD (0915793873; [$$$]); and for educators, The School Survival Guide For Kids With LD (0915793326; [$$$]).
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Survival Guide for Kids with LD March 13 2000
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This book is a GREAT way for kids to learn about their own Learning Disabilities (the book calls them Learning Differences). I read this book to my son to help explain to him why he's noticing that he's different from some of the other kids in school. The book creates such a relaxed, non-threatening attitude about LDs, and asks some really great questions to help the kids see which LD(s) fit them. It addresses ADHD as well! It has picture drawings of kids having trouble in school that my son could really relate to! He was at once interested, urging me to read more and more, even though he was learning that he was in fact "different". What a wonderful tool for families and kids to learn about each other and themselves. It's a positive book about the harsh reality of LDs - and it's written specifically for kids! Do your child a favor - read this book with them! It will open up conversations and give you both the language and courage you'll need to tackle the days and years ahead!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Survival Guide for Kids with LD March 13 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book is a GREAT way for kids to learn about their own Learning Disabilities (the book calls them Learning Differences). I read this book to my son to help explain to him why he's noticing that he's different from some of the other kids in school. The book creates such a relaxed, non-threatening attitude about LDs, and asks some really great questions to help the kids see which LD(s) fit them. It addresses ADHD as well! It has picture drawings of kids having trouble in school that my son could really relate to! He was at once interested, urging me to read more and more, even though he was learning that he was in fact "different". What a wonderful tool for families and kids to learn about each other and themselves. It's a positive book about the harsh reality of LDs - and it's written specifically for kids! Do your child a favor - read this book with them! It will open up conversations and give you both the language and courage you'll need to tackle the days and years ahead!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Good and the Bad Oct. 14 2008
By RYLEE - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This is a quality product full of accurate information. But still too hard for an LD student to take the time to read. Yet, this is the right book for the parents!
11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For parents, teachers, tutors, day-care staff and more Dec 8 2002
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Now in a revised and updated edition, The Survival Guide For Kids With LD* (*Learning Differences) by University of Nevada-Reno professors Gary Fisher and Rhoda Cummings, is a simply presented and easily accessible guide written especially for those dealing with children who have "learning differences". Emphasizing that having one of the many kinds of learning disabilities or cognitive restrictions doesn't preclude a child from learning, from having friends, or from growing up to be a successful adult. The readable prose is packed with tips for dealing with teasing, providing encouragement, simple black-and-white artwork, study tips, and more. The Survival Guide For Kids With LD* is highly recommended reading for parents, teachers, tutors, day-care staff members, -- and most especially, for kids ages 10 and up. Also highly recommended for teen readers is The Survival Guide For Teenagers With LD (0915793512; [$$$]); for parents, When Your Child Has LD (0915793873; [$$$]); and for educators, The School Survival Guide For Kids With LD (0915793326; [$$$]).
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for my daughter! May 20 2008
By San - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I got this product right away and my daughter and I started reading it as soon as we got it. She loves it. She will stop me when I am reading and tell me "Mommy, that is me." or "Mommy, I do that."
It is an easy to read and understand book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Easier to survive with the help of this book April 4 2011
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There is really little information on Dyslexia for teenagers (specially in Spain). This book is great help. Lots of tips for them!
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