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Product Details

  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing; Revised edition edition (Nov. 1 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1575421194
  • ISBN-13: 978-1575421193
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 0.7 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 204 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #241,132 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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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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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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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58 of 58 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Survival Guide for Kids with LD March 13 2000
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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!
12 of 15 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; [$$$]); and for educators, The School Survival Guide For Kids With LD (0915793326; [$$$]).
5 of 5 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!
1.0 out of 5 stars The author states “sometimes teachers will say things like this to parents of kids with LD March 3 2016
By Lissa Parker - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The introduction is heavy-handed, You probably feel “all alone in the world.” Many kids with LD some shame, but this phrase almost seems to confirm their sense of isolation, not alleviate it.
The author states “sometimes teachers will say things like this to parents of kids with LD: “Your child would do fine if he was not so lazy.” Yes, there are always “bad apples” among teachers who will say or suggest that LD students are lazy, but the vast majority have never used this word, so why tell readers about this scenario???
The book Many Ways to Learn is a much more comprehensive guide.

Here are some superb books for children and teens with learning difficulties and disabilities:

Grades 1-3
It’s Called Dyslexia, Jennifer Mallinos

1-5
Knees: The Mixed Up World of a Kid with Dyslexia, Vanita Oelschlager

2-5
The Alphabet War: A Story About Dyslexia, Diane Robb
Hank Zipzer series (protagonist has dyslexia), Henry Winkler

3-4
Susan Shreve- The Flunking of Joshua T. Bates, Joshua Bates Takes Charge, Joshua T. Bates in Trouble Again

3-8
Many Ways to Learn: A Kid’s Guide to LD (2011 edition), Judith Stern

4-8
Eli, The Boy Who Hated to Write (2nd edition), Regina and Eli Richards
My Name Is Brain Brian, Jeanne Betancourt
Sixth Grade Can Really Kill You, Barthe DeClements

3-12
Succeeding with LD (2nd edition), Jill Lauren

9-12
Learning Disabilities and Life Stories, Pano Rodis
Learning Outside the Lines, Jonathan Mooney and David Cole
Brilliant Idiot: An Autobiography of a Dyslexic, Dr. Abraham Schmitt
Reversals, Eileen Simpson
The Human Side of Dyslexia, Shirley Kurnoff

Books About Learning Difficulties
K
Leo the Late Bloomer, Robert Kraus

K-2
The Pout-Pout Fish Goes to School, Deborah Diesen

K-3
Katie’s Rose: A Tale of Two Late Bloomers, Karen Burnett
Jasmine Can (difficulty reading), Bena Hartman

1-3
Annie’s Plan: Taking Charge of Schoolwork and Homework (attention, time management, organization), Jeanne Kraus

2-5
Thank You, Mr. Falker (difficulty reading), Patricia Polacco

3-5
Gifted Hands: The [Dr.] Ben Carson Story, Gregg and Deborah Lewis
3 of 3 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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