The second edition of Smart Kids With Learning Difficulties is an updated and comprehensive must-read for parents, teachers, counselors, and other support professionals of bright kids who face learning challenges every day. This practical book discusses who these students are; how to identify them; what needs to be implemented; best practices, programs, and services; and specific actions to ensure student success. Along with tools and tips, each chapter includes Key Points, a new feature that will help focus and facilitate next steps, and desired outcomes and follow-up for parents and teachers. The new edition includes a look at current definitions of twice-exceptional students; updated research findings and identification methods; a detailed description of the laws and policies impacting this population; what works and what doesn't work; model schools; Response to Intervention; Understanding by Design; comprehensive assessments; social-emotional principles; and new assistive technology.
National education leaders, Rich Weinfeld and Terry Neu, Ph.D., know firsthand that boys need special attention, accommodations, and advocacy in order to succeed in school. The authors delve into the causes and solutions to the problems boys face in school. Weinfeld was instrumental in coordinating the Montgomery County, MD, gifted and learning disabled program, which served many boys who were failing in their previous school experiences and provided these boys with the tools and confidence they needed to succeed. Neu, who currently serves as an assistant professor of education at Sacred Heart University, previously served as the coordinator of Project High Hopes, which pairs students with learning disabilities with mentors. Both authors are the fathers, coaches, and teachers of boys.
Having served as teachers, private practitioners, and school psychologists, Jacqueline S. Iseman, Sue Jeweler, and Stephan M. Silverman are the authors of the bestselling School Success for Kids With ADHD. The authors reside in the Washington, DC, area where they frequently present on the topics of students with special learning needs and ADHD.