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How can my kid succeed in school? : what parents and teachers can do to conquer
Pohlman, Craig
Adult Nonfiction LC4704 .P64 2009

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ContentsPage
The Authorp. vii
Prefacep. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Part 1 - Conquering Learning Problems at Homep. 11
1 - Looking for Clues at Homep. 13
Starting Pointersp. 14
Deciphering the Cluesp. 16
Making Discoveries During Homework Timep. 17
Locating Clues in Work Samplesp. 27
Detective Work During Down Timep. 44
Deciphering Disorganizationp. 53
Bottom Linep. 55
2 - Picking Strategies for Homep. 57
Starting Pointersp. 58
Strategies for Unreliable Attentionp. 60
Strategies for Memory Gapsp. 66
Strategies for Limited Languagep. 73
Strategies for Weak Graphomotor Functionp. 79
Strategies for Shaky Concepts and Reasoningp. 82
Talking About Learningp. 84
Bottom Linep. 87
Part 2 - Conquering Learning Problems at Schoolp. 89
3 - Looking for Clues at Schoolp. 91
Starting Pointersp. 92
Observing During Independent Workp. 94
Clues Emerging from Student Interactionsp. 99
Detective Work During Downtimep. 107
Locating Clues in Work Samplesp. 109
Deciphering Disorganizationp. 117
Bottom Linep. 120
4 - Picking Strategies for the Classroomp. 123
Starting Pointersp. 123
Strategies for Unreliable Attentionp. 125
Strategies for Memory Gapsp. 130
Strategies for Limited Languagep. 137
Strategies for Weak Graphomotor Functionp. 143
Strategies for Shaky Concepts and Reasoningp. 144
Talking About Learningp. 146
Bottom Linep. 147
Part 3 - When More Help is Neededp. 149
5 - Being a "Smart Shopper" for Educational Assessmentsp. 151
Starting Pointersp. 152
When Is It Time for an Expert?p. 153
Search Criteria: Picking the Right Expertp. 155
What Makes a Good Written Report?p. 160
You Get What You Ask For: Effective Referral Questionsp. 164
Bottom Linep. 165
6 - Getting the Most Out of the Assessment Processp. 169
Starting Pointersp. 169
Share What You Knowp. 170
Head Off Simplificationp. 173
Observing the Assessmentp. 182
Bottom Linep. 186
7 - Using What You've Learned from the Assessmentp. 189
Starting Pointersp. 189
Keeping Your Sights on Insightsp. 190
Navigating Paths to Successp. 198
Finding a Good Tutor (If You Need One)p. 199
Keeping Tabsp. 202
Bottom Linep. 205
Conclusionp. 207
Things to Let Go Ofp. 209
Things to Hold On Top. 212
Appendix 1 - Profile Worksheetp. 215
Appendix 2 - Case Story Indexp. 217
Appendix 3 - Atlas of Neurodevelopmental Termsp. 223
Appendix 4 - Glossary of Academic Skillsp. 239
Appendix 5 - Glossary of Testing Termsp. 251
Indexp. 257


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