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How Can My Kid Succeed in School? What Parents and Teachers Can Do to Conquer Learning Problems

ISBN: 978-0-470-38376-6
288 pages
September 2009, Jossey-Bass
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What to look for when a child is struggling in school and what can be done at home and at school to help them succeed

This practical resource for parents and teachers explains how to understand a child's complete learning profile-an inventory of his or her unique strengths and weaknesses-and provides helpful strategies that can be used at school and at home to get the child on a path to success. The book walks readers through the process of gathering clues about the child's learning style and provides guidelines for selecting the most appropriate learning strategies that will help spell success in school and life. Pohlman shows how parents and teachers can collaborate to help kids become successful learners, and also guides readers through the process of getting an educational assessment, for those students with particularly challenging issues.

  • Helps readers understand what's going on when a child is struggling in school
  • Explains what to look for at home and at school to gather "clues" to understanding a child's learning profile
  • Shows how parents and teachers can collaborate to help a child or adolescent succeed at school
  • Includes guidelines on obtaining educational assessments
  • Pohlman, from the acclaimed All Kinds of Minds Institute, has conducted or supervised thousands of assessments of struggling learners
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Preface.

The Author.

Introduction.

PART ONE: CONQUERING LEARNING PROBLEMS AT HOME.

1 Looking for Clues at Home.

2 Picking Strategies for Home.

PART TWO: CONQUERING LEARNING PROBLEMS AT SCHOOL.

3 Looking for Clues at School.

4 Picking Strategies for the Classroom.

PART THREE: WHEN MORE HELP IS NEEDED.

5 Being a “Smart Shopper” for Educational Assessments.

6 Getting the Most Out of the Assessment Process.

7 Using What You’ve Learned from the Assessment.

Conclusion.

Appendix One: Profile Worksheet.

Appendix Two: Case Story Index.

Appendix Three: Atlas of Neurodevelopmental Terms.

Appendix Four: Glossary of Academic Skills.

Appendix Five: Glossary of Testing Terms.

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Craig Pohlman, Ph.D., directs learning assessment and consultation services at Southeast Psych in Charlotte, North Carolina. Pohlman is a highly regarded expert in learning and in improving the success of struggling students. He has conducted or supervised several thousand assessments of children with learning difficulties. Pohlman routinely authors articles and conducts workshops for parents, educators, and clinicians. He is the author of Revealing Minds from Jossey-Bass.

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"Experience with the arts, sports and the outdoors can teach social skills, expand attention span, develop a work ethic and reinforce academics, said Craig Pohlman, a psychologist and author of "How Can My Kid Succeed in School?" (Chicago Tribune, October 25, 2009)
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