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Different Brains, Different Learners
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Different Brains, Different Learners
How to Reach the Hard to Reach

Second Edition
Edited by:


December 2009 | 208 pages | Corwin
'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

- 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.

 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
Introduction
 
Pretest
 
1. Understanding Different Brains
 
2. The Brain's Key Operating Systems
 
3. The Argumentative Learner: Oppositional Defiant Disorder
 
4. The Resigned Learner: Learned Helplessness
 
5. The Out-of-Control Learner: Conduct Disorder
 
6. The Demotivated Learner: Stress Disorders
 
7. The Troubled Learner: Depression
 
8. The Isolated Learner: Pervasive Developmental Disorders
 
9. The Challenged Learner: Learning Delayed
 
10. The Confused Learner: Dyscalculia
 
11. The Unsound Learner: Central Auditory Processing Disorder
 
12. The Impulsive Learner: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
 
13. The Frustrated Learner: Dyslexia
 
Posttest
 
References
 
Index

“The author 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 would keep on the shelf by their desk for quick reference, ideas, inspiration, and hope.”

Mary Beth Cary, Teacher
Worth County Primary School, Sylvester, GA

“This is clearly a book that all educators should have and use as a resource for students and parents.”

Debra Paradowski, Administrator
Arrowhead Union High School, Hartland, WI

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Sample Materials & Chapters

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ISBN: 9781412965026
£27.99