Books on Other Learning Issues ((Twice Exceptional, Visual-Spatial, Dyslexia, etc)
The author guides parents and professionals through methods of diagnosis and advises on how best to nurture individual needs, positive behavior and relationships at home and at school, using case studies to illustrate emotional, intellectual, creative and social development.
In the Mind's Eye: Visual Thinkers, Gifted People With Dyslexia and Other Learning Difficulties, Computer Images and the Ironies of CreativityThomas G. West (1997)
The author examines the learning difficulties experienced by these people and others, and how recent neurological research shows an association between visual talents and verbal difficulties. His book probes new data on dyslexics to see how computers enhance the creative potential of visual thinkers, as well as interactive computer applications to all levels of education and work.
Living With Intensity: Understanding the Sensitivity, Excitability, and the Emotional Development of Gifted Children, Adolescents, and Adultsauthor not found for 0910707898 (2008)
This resource describes overexcitabilities in children and adults and provides essential information about Dabrowski’s Theory of Positive Disintegration. The book includes practical methods for nurturing sensitivity, intensity, perfectionism, and much more.
Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children and Adults: ADHD, Bipolar, Ocd, Asperger's, Depression, and Other DisordersF. Richard Olenchak, Paul Beljan, Edward R. Amend, Nadia E. Webb, Edward R. Amend, Nadia E. Webb, Jean Goerss, James T. Webb (2004)
Physicians, psychologists, and counselors are unaware of characteristics of gifted children and adults that mimic pathological diagnoses. Six nationally prominent health care professionals describe ways parents and professionals can distinguish between gifted behaviors and pathological behaviors.
The Mislabeled Child: How Understanding Your Child's Unique Learning Style Can Open the Door to SuccessFernette Eide, Brock Eide (2006)
The Eides are physicians who specialize in treating children with learning challenges, such as ADHD, autism and dyslexia. Based on physiological research on brain development, the authors discuss children's learning strengths and weaknesses and how to make the most of their potential. These people understand the 2e issues of giftedness combined with learning disabilities. Highly recommended.
This book helps parents to view the challenging years of middle school and high school not merely as college prep, but as a preparation for life. Learn how to understand the adolescent's intensity and excitability, how to nurture creativity and self-directed learning, how to offer support without taking control.
A celebration of the gifts of students who prefer a visual-spatial learning style and who can use help in the following areas: spelling; handwriting; taking timed tests; memorizing times tables; getting and staying focused during auditory lectures; creating outlines and written reports; and lots more. Website for Visual Spatial Resource Center at the Gifted Development Center: www.visualspatial.org
An in-depth look at visual-spatial kids and gifted kids with ADD. Includes strategies to help these kids cope and succeed.
One of the first books written about this topic. Although often a primary sign of giftedness, spatial ability may be unrecognized, misdiagnosed or misunderstood. The author describes ways to identify spatial children and methods of classroom instruction, with emphasis on approaches that encourage the spatial gift while compensating for possible deficiencies, especially in social learning, the language arts and memory. Includes a section on the lives of spatial geniuses such as Picasso, Einstein and Newton.
Written in a clear and kid-friendly manner, this book covers such topics as medications, getting along at home, making friends, and succeeding at school. The format and style work well for young children to read with a parent so that discussions happen.
Teaching Kids With Learning Difficulties in the Regular Classroom: Strategies and Techniques Every Teacher Can Use to Challenge and Motivate Struggling StudentsPamela Espeland, Susan Winebrenner (1996)
This book is a comprehensive menu of options, a gold mine of proven, practical ways to help students labeled “special education,” “slow,” “remedial,” or “LD” succeed in school - without watering down content, lowering expectations, or depriving other students of a teacher's time and attention.
Learn practical ways to recognize, reach, and develop visual-spatial abilities (such as imagination, three-dimensional perception, visualization, artistic expression, intuitive knowledge, scientific & technological proficiency, invention, emotional responsiveness, discovery, holistic & whole-part thinking, spirituality, holographic understanding), an overlooked form of giftedness, the gifts of the right hemisphere. Adults and children alike will find in this book an opening to hidden abilities they may not even know they have.