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Different Brains, Different Learners: How to Reach the Hard to Reach
Corwin Press Inc
Eric P. Jensen
Publication Date :
1 Jan 2009
2 Rev ed
'Jensen truly understands what educators need to know to provide the opportunities for success that every child needs' - Gerard Dery, Principal Nessacus Regional Middle School, Dalton, MA. 'This is the book that teachers will keep by their desk for quick reference, ideas, inspiration, and hope' - Mary Beth Cary, Teacher, Worth County Primary School, Sylvester, GA. Different learners have different ways of learning, but when students are exposed to chronic stress, trauma, or drugs, or when a student's brain is impacted by developmental delays, abnormality, or chemical imbalances, academic achievement is threatened. Educators need to be able to understand the symptoms and make appropriate adjustments in the classroom. Updated throughout and packed with powerful tools and strategies to help learners improve brain function, this full-colour guide presents a concise outline for identifying prevalent impairments such as oppositional disorder, learned helplessness, attention deficit disorder, dyslexia, dyscalculia, depression, auditory processing deficits, and more. With this reference, teachers can guide students with learning difficulties more effectively and be able to: recognize the most common conditions that challenge learners; accommodate the specific learning needs of students with learning impairments; and, minimize disruptions for other students. The second edition of "Different Brains, Different Learners" helps teachers become facilitators of successful interventions that can turn at-risk students into confident achievers.