Many Ways to Learn: Young People's Guide to Learning Disabilities
For individuals in the U.S. & U.S. territories
This book is out of print and no longer available for purchase. However, the Second Edition is available.
With a positive, friendly approach, this guide defines learning disabilities, illustrates the different types, and explains where they come from, all the while providing reassurance without overwhelming the child. Many Ways to Learn describes the effects learning disabilities have on young people's behavior, performance, and emotions, and offers solid, proven suggestions for coping at home, in school, and with friends. It features a first-person account from a child with learning disabilities, a chapter on computers and an extensive resource list for parents.
The message in Many Ways to Learn is that kids with learning disabilities have average or above-average intelligence; they just find it difficult to learn in a particular area or areas. With some help from school and family — and a little extra work on their part — they can do as well as anyone else.
Because some children have learning disabilities that make reading difficult, the entire text of the book is also available on a 90-minute audiocassette, complete and unabridged.
Judith Stern, MA, is an educational consultant in private practice in Rockville, Maryland specializing in working with children who have learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder, as well as with their parents and teachers. She also serves as Coordinator of Special Needs Services at the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville, Maryland. She is coeditor of BRAKES: The Interactive Newsletter for Kids with ADD as well as coauthor of Putting on the Brakes and its companion "Putting on the Brakes" Activity Book.
Uzi Ben-Ami, PhD, is an education consultant in private practice in Rockville, Maryland. He has served as chief psychologist and clinical director in two child guidance clinics. Dr. Ben-Ami has worked extensively with children, parents, and schools as a certified school psychologist and a child and family therapist.
We both found the content to be thoughtful and compassionate. Fills a real gap in a clear and helpful way.
—Gabrielle Carlson, MD, director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Stony Brook, School of Medicine and Jonathan Carlson 10th Grade, Stony Brook School
What a wonderful resource! Combines good solid information about learning disabilities and strategies with a real understanding of children’s psychological and emotional development…I look forward to using this book in my work with children, as well as with their parents and teachers.
—Lynn Arons, Guidance Counselor, C.E. Smith Jewish Day School, Rockville, MD
The book is primed with knowledge, optimism, and many practical strategies that will give LD students the confidence, momentum, and tools they need.
—James Suit, PhD, Nationally Certified School Psychologist, Olney, MD