Middle school and high school years are tough for all teens, but for any who struggle to learn, these school years can be a nightmare both academically and socially. By the time these downtrodden young people hit middle school and high school, they’ve already had several years of learning struggles.
Book Review: Confidence & Joy: Success Strategies for Kids with Learning Differences, by Deborah Ross-Swain and Elaine Fogel Schneider
Children who succeed in learning at school build self-confidence and a joy of learning. But what happens to children with learning differences who struggle with schoolwork?
In their new book, Confidence & Joy: Success Strategies for Kids with Learning Differences, experts Ross-Swain and Schneider apply years of experience as clinicians to help parents and teachers instill success into the daily lives of children who learn differently.
Building Confidence and Joy in Children Who Struggle to Learn
Homework hassles, learning struggles, tears and meltdowns are signs and signals that something isn’t right for some school-aged kids. The reason most children struggle is because they may have learning differences. These typically bright children just aren’t able to grasp reading, spelling and math like their classmates. Despite their very best efforts, as well as outside tutoring, they just can’t do it. They end up falling further and further behind.
Bright But Different: How to Best Help Your Child with Learning Differences to Succeed
All children are smart in their own way. Some children, however, have individual learning styles that don’t allow them to succeed with traditional learning methods.
These children are not disabled. They’re quite capable of learning everything their peers learn. They just learn in a different way. But children with learning differences are often robbed of their confidence and joy.
Enriching Education: Learning Differences
Different doesn’t have to be negative for children with learning differences. They’re capable of learning everything their peers learn. They just learn in a different way. Yet children with learning differences are often robbed of their confidence and joy.
In order to ward off feelings of frustration and failure, parents and teachers must know how the child learns best and allow the child to experience success, both academically and socially. From success, confidence and joy will grow and lead to more success.
Interview: Deborah Ross-Swain and Elaine Fogel Schneider, Authors of ‘Confidence & Joy’
I had a chance to interview Deborah Ross-Swain and Elaine Fogel Schneider, leading speech-language pathologists, about their new book, Confidence & Joy: Success Strategies for Kids with Learning Differences, which I reviewed on this site. Their book equips parents and educators with winning strategies that allow children who learn differently to gain confidence and succeed.
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