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The Mislabeled Child: How Understanding Your Child's Unique Learning Style Can Open the Door to Success
For parents, teachers, and other professionals seeking practical guidance about ways to help children with learning problems, this book provides a comprehensive look at learning differences ranging from dyslexia to dysgraphia, to attention problems, to giftedness. In The Mislabeled Child, the authors describe how a proper understanding of a childs unique brain-based ...more
Paperback, 510 pages
Published August 7th 2007 by Hyperion
(first published January 30th 2006)
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This book provides an in-depth look at the unique learning needs of exceptional children, those falling outside typical standards for varying reasons. It emphasizes the need for a very inclusive and accurate evaluation of the child's strengths and weaknesses as well as their preferred learning style. This emphasis on a clear and encompassing evaluation leads directly into the author's platform that individual needs must be identified so that they can be addressed very specifically. Avoiding the ...more
May 16, 2010 Sheridan rated it really liked it · review of another edition
GREAT for understanding my sweet Devon. I listened to a gifted conference by the authors and a 2E (twice exceptional, meaning gifted with learning issues) conference by them and finally have confirmation that indeed Devon does have dyslexia, because he is gifted and can read at a high level and has great comprehension, it is called stealth dyslexia. It doesn't appear as dyslexia, but he has pretty much all the signs of stealth dyslexia and I have always thought he did. So this book is a really ...more
Oct 14, 2014 Rebecca rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
Challenging but helpful book. Want to know exercises that can help strengthen your child's memory, vision, hearing? This is the book for you. Want to know how to talk with your child's teacher about who your child is? This is the book for you. Want to help a dyslexic child in your classroom but just don't know how? This is the book for you!
I guess I shouldn't say I fully "read" this as it was for a class and although I read about 3/4 of it, I did not fully complete it. This book has great information and is VERY detailed. My professor used this text hand-in-hand with her lectures, so the information that I did not read, was given through lecture.
This book made me too paranoid about all the things that could be wrong with my kids. If you know your kids have learning disabilities, the info and organization of this book would rock, but for those of us who are just wondering, it makes you think that everything is wrong with your kids and you will never, ever fix them.
I'll revisit this one soon. This is a very helpful book, but so dense it's like reading a college-level textbook. I like the tone of the writing-- positve, empowering for parents and teachers. The problem for me, as always is how to fund the needed interventions once they are identified! My "do it yourself" skills don't extend this far.
These authors did a great job researching each disability, and explaining why some disabilities might be mistaken for others. Helpful if you think you or a loved one has a learning disability, but are not sure which one. The authors did seem to have a problem with autism, though, claiming that those with autism lack empathy, which auties tend to refute, and that their echolalia is "pointless".
Not a sit-down-and-read-from-page-one type book. But a good read if you are trying to figure out conflicting information about your child. The focus is much more scientific and discusses neurochemistry which is a nice shift from the "based on 100 studies" model. It offers behaviors to look for and suggestions for "help."
I have read a lot of books on special needs, but this is the best....hands down. It covers everything from giftedness to ADHD to autism to dyslexia to sensory processing disorder. I recommend this book for any parent with a child who has special needs.
I can't tell if this one is clearer than other learning styles/learning disabilites books, or if the content is familiar by now. It must be somewhat good, I don't feel I should return it to the library without taking more notes on dysgraphia.