30 November 2004

A Mind at a Time by Mel Levine

Non-fiction. Hardcover from Simon & Schuster. Published 2002. Purchased at Amazon.com.

With a kid at home right now who learns differently from what is considered the norm, I'm always on the lookout for advice on how to improve his chances of actually learning something. This book has really been a help to me. It's all marked up and underlined. I'd highly recommend it to anyone with a kid who is struggling with learning.

Publisher's summary:
"Different minds learn differently," writes Dr. Mel Levine, one of the best-known learning experts and pediatricians in America today. Some students are strong in certain areas and some are strong in others, but no one is equally capable in all. Yet most schools still cling to a one-size-fits-all education philosophy. As a result, many children struggle because their learning patterns don't fit the way they are being taught.

In his #1 New York Times bestseller A Mind at a Time, Dr. Levine shows parents and those who care for children how to identify these individual learning patterns, explaining how they can strengthen a child's abilities and either bypass or help overcome the child's weaknesses, producing positive results instead of repeated frustration and failure.

Consistent progress can result when we understand that not every child can do equally well in every type of learning and begin to pay more attention to individual learning patterns -- and individual minds -- so that we can maximize children's success and gratification in life. In A Mind at a Time Dr. Levine shows us how.

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