From the author: ‘The primary premise of the book is that the shut-down learner’s strengths (visual spatial skills, hands-on thinkers, etc.), do not mesh well with the standard school curriculum, which results in their having layers of frustrating experiences over the years. I refer to them in the text as “Lego Kids.” Sadly many of the children with this profile are casualties of school. Their self-esteem is so beaten down and their personal shame and defectiveness runs so deep, that they cannot overcome these emotions. However, there are those who make it to the other side, and are having productive, satisfying lives. This book, The Shut-Down Learner Helping Your Academically Discouraged Child, explores the variables that contributed to enabling them to get to this successful other side, putting the shame and embarrassment experienced in school behind them.’
Proven strategies and sound advice help young people with LD succeed in school and prepare for life as adults.
From the website: VOICE for Hearing Impaired Children was established in the early '60s by parents to offer support to other families with children who are deaf and hard of hearing. These Toronto parents wanted their hearing impaired children to be educated alongside their hearing peers in regular schools. By working collectively they succeeded in achieving this goal and had the tremendous benefit of sharing information and providing support to one another. Families continue to connect through the VOICE network. Our registered charity has thrived over the years and has developed into one of the largest parent support organizations for families of children with hearing loss. VOICE maintains approximately1,000 members, in 17 chapters within Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba and Quebec.