Thinking Differently (Paperback)
An Inspiring Guide for Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities
William Morrow Paperbacks, 9780062225931, 320pp.
Publication Date: August 26, 2014
An innovative, comprehensive guide—the first of its kind—to help parents understand and accept learning disabilities in their children, offering tips and strategies for successfully advocating on their behalf and helping them become their own best advocates.
In Thinking Differently, David Flink, the leader of Eye to Eye—a national mentoring program for students with learning and attention issues—enlarges our understanding of the learning process and offers powerful, innovative strategies for parenting, teaching, and supporting the 20 percent of students with learning disabilities. An outstanding fighter who has helped thousands of children adapt to their specific learning issues, Flink understands the needs and experiences of these children first hand. He, too, has dyslexia and ADHD.
Focusing on how to arm students who think and learn differently with essential skills, including meta-cognition and self-advocacy, Flink offers real, hard advice, providing the tools to address specific problems they face—from building self-esteem and reconstructing the learning environment, to getting proper diagnoses and discovering their inner gifts. With his easy, hands-on “Step-by-Step Launchpad to Empowerment,” parents can take immediate steps to improve their children’s lives.
Thinking Differently is a brilliant, compassionate work, packed with essential insights and real-world applications indispensable for parents, educators, and other professional involved with children with learning disabilities.
About the Author
David Flink was diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD when he was nine years old. He holds a bachelor's degree in education and psychology from Brown University and a master's degree in Dis/Ability Studies from Columbia University. He lives with his wife in New York City.
Praise For Thinking Differently: An Inspiring Guide for Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities…
— Publishers Weekly
“Flink imparts clear insights and immediate solutions for parents, educators, and professionals working with children with learning disabilities.”
— Library Journal