Succeed Against Odd C

Sally L. Smith, Author Jeremy P. Tarcher $18.95 (304p) ISBN 978-0-87477-674-4
Until the 1960s learning disability was a hidden handicap wearing many guises and treated ineffectively. Today, shows the author, founder of the unique Lab School in Washington, D.C., and herself the parent of a learning-disabled child, there is growing evidence that such difficulties can be either overcome or modified by teaching strategies that address the student's specific strengths. The stories of adults--some of them celebrities like Cher, who suffered from undiagnosed dyslexia--who coped with learning problems throughout their school days illustrate the depths of the disability said to afflict more than 25 million Americans. Distilling her experiences with learning-disabled students, their parents and teachers, Smith demonstrates that a variety of approaches to learning can yield later career success, thus offering hope to children and adults so burdened. Author tour. (Feb.)
Reviewed on: 11/04/1991
Release date: 00/00/0000
Genre: Nonfiction
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