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  • Paperback Edition
    • 978-1-5255-4253-4
    • 5.5 x 8.5 inches
    • Black & White interior
    • 168 pages
  • Keywords
    • learning disability,
    • dyslexia,
    • special education,
    • learning assistant,
    • teaching methods,
    • dysgraphia,
    • child psychology

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The Learning-Disabled Child Wants to Learn
by Lorna Bennett

The classroom is a place where children form fundamental self-expectations, and where they also learn the standards of behavior and education that the world will expect of them. For a child struggling to learn, the classroom is an overwhelming world of practical and emotional challenges. The Learning-Disabled Child Wants to Learn proposes adaptive teaching modalities that transform the classroom environment for these children. Dr. Lorna Bennett’s fifty years of recognized teaching expertise presents the classroom as a place where a child’s learning potential can be freed from such impediments to success as low self-esteem, fear of failure, poor language skills, cognitive and memory impairments, an inability to plan and organize, not to mention exposure to social and economic stressors. In this invaluable teaching resource, Lorna Bennet shares methods for observing and analyzing students’ needs. She combines a teaching career with her school counseling experience to describe how children’s diverse behaviors and responses are their attempts to cope with particular kinds of learning difficulties. She underscores the importance of assessing a learner’s strengths and areas of deficiency in a way that is supportive of each child’s innate desire to do well. Dr. Bennett’s understanding of what children with learning disabilities need in order to be successful learners emphasizes goal attainment, positive reinforcement, the fostering of interests and independence and other teaching strategies, making this book a supportive guide for teachers who are committed to achieving positive outcomes for their learning-challenged students.

Lorna Bennett is a psychologist, an ex-school counsellor and a teaching expert with fifty years of classroom experience. She has taught students to learn, and, as a university professor, taught teachers to teach. Lorna has a keen interest in children with learning difficulties. She specializes in providing learning support, not only to those who learn differently, but also to their teachers. She has held workshops internationally to share her successful teaching methods. In 1986, Lorna received the David-Kendall Master Teacher award. She is also the author of the internationally best-selling Launch into Reading Success, Book 1, and Launch into Reading Success Through Phonological Awareness Training, Book 2 (2000). Currently, Lorna resides in North Vancouver, British Columbia.


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