Learning Re-Enabled

2nd Edition

A Practical Guide to Helping Children with Learning Disabilities

Authors: Susan Orloff
Paperback ISBN: 9780323027724
eBook ISBN: 9780323070300
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 14th April 2004
Page Count: 168

Description

Learning Re-enabled is designed to help therapists, teachers, and parents understand the learning disabled child. The author, through extensive professional experience and a special devotion to learning disabled children, developed this book to be a resource for professionals and parents as they sort out the best possible learning plan for the child who learns differently. This book takes the approach that no two children are the same and that one needs to decipher both the child's overt and covert behaviors to make informed choices about appropriate learning strategies.

Key Features

  • Explanations of learning disabilities are in "plain English" that is easy to understand for the parent, therapist, and teacher.
  • The Individual Educational Plan meeting guidelines help parents and teachers take information from book and apply it directly to the child.
  • Dispels the myth that every child needs the same therapy and explains how to find the correct approach specific to each child.
  • The glossary of terms is functionally based and can be taught by professionals, or used by parents.
  • Before and after samples of handwriting from learning disabled children present a clear look at the obstacles and successes of learning disabled children
  • Explains the laws that impact getting public and private services and helps parents and teachers understand the subtleties of the laws that impact their children/students.
  • Shows occupational therapy in action so parents and their children can "see" what they will be doing.
  • Helps parents and professionals interpret behaviors of children with learning disabilities and gives them unique insight into what the child may be feeling.
  • Through graphs and text, parents and professionals can "see" the process of learning, helping them to understand the neurology behind a learning disability.
  • Provides a graph of how occupational therapy helps learning and interfaces with the academic setting.
  • An extensive resource list gives parents and professionals quick access to reputable resources.

Table of Contents

  1. Learning Disability in Plain English
    2. What is Memory?
    3. How We Learn
    4. Piaget’s Theories Simplified
    5. Guidelines for Parents
    6. Guidelines for Teachers
    7. Occupational Therapy in Action
    8. Student Writing Samples
    Appendix and Resources
    Function-Based Glossary
    What does Uncle Sam say about all of this?
    Section 504 Accommodation Plan
    Section 504 Parent Rights
    Classroom and Facility Accommodations

Details

No. of pages:
168
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Mosby 2004
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby
eBook ISBN:
9780323070300
Paperback ISBN:
9780323027724

About the Author

Susan Orloff

Affiliations and Expertise

Executive Director, Children's Special Services; LD OT Services for Chldren