LIVING WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES by David E. Hall

LIVING WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES

A Guide for Students
Age Range: 9 & up

KIRKUS REVIEW

 Addressing himself to young people like the patients he advises (and suggesting that if his simple text is too difficult, a parent can share it aloud), a pediatrician discusses the nature of learning disabilities, describes the several types, offers specific strategies for compensation and remediation, and issues a sympathetic but no-nonsense pep-talk: a good attitude and self- esteem are all-important; gains can be made, but there will be difficulties, and perseverance is essential. The emotional problems arising from the real frustrations of being learning disabled are beyond the scope of this clear, well-organized book; though Hall refers to them, he focuses on success stories and positive steps to be taken by student, parent, or professional. A useful, sensible, and straightforward book, with attractive format suiting it for use through high school. Glossary; further reading (including some middle-grade fiction); resources; index. (Nonfiction. 9+)

Pub Date: Nov. 26th, 1993
ISBN: 0-8225-0036-1
Page count: 64pp
Publisher: Lerner
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 1st, 1993




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