A handbook for parents and teachers

A handbook for parents and teachers

About the book

The three common LDs are dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia. These terms may sound very complicated & scary. The book simplifies these terms and helps parents to understand and accept the facts of LD and seek remediation at the earliest.

Children and adults with LD just see, hear and learn things differently while reading, writing or calculating numbers as their brains are wired differently. They all have normal or above normal intelligence and are not lazy, dumb or stupid as labelled commonly.

The dilemma is compounded by the fact that a large parent and teacher population is still ignorant about the existence of LDs. The book attempts to precisely address this ignorance and enlighten them.

Objective About the book

To provide practical knowledge to parents and teachers who can help the child reach her or his potential with professional assessment, support (Assessment, Individual Education Plan, Remediation and Evaluation).

This book will come very handy to parents & teachers to deal with children coming from multilingual families & hence may land up facing LD.

This book is not intended for use in self-diagnosis or treatment, but rather to inform parents and teachers about the causes of academic underachievement, and to point to useful resources and strategies.

Chapters

I

Different Intelligences, discuss different systems that children use to learn, and introduce examples of what happens when things go wrong.

II

Child Development: A Holistic Concept introduces Piaget’s theory of cognitive development in children.

III IV V

These three chapters describe Learning Differences, Difficulties, and Disabilities and provide case studies to illustrate how the specific difficulties affect learning.

VI

This discusses difficulties such as Anxiety Disorder or Depression that may contribute to children’s difficulty with learning, or may be made worse by the learning difficulty. It also introduces Autism and Conduct Disorder and discusses their implications for learning.

VII and VIII

This chapter highlights the process of formulating an Individual Education Plan (IEP) and structured intervention to address individual difficulties in learning.

About the Authors

Dr. Anjali Morris, MBBS, DCH, MD, MPH, FAAP, Founder of the BOLD programme, is a paediatrician with an MD in Paediatrics from BJ Medical College, Pune, India, and Masters in Public Health from the University of California at Berkeley, California. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and has practiced medicine for more than 45 years in India and the US.

As a child specialist, she had always been keen to bring about awareness and help for children with problems in learning. She started the BOLD (Bridging Over Learning Differences) project in 2005 in Pune. The BOLD Program works toward bringing awareness in this field through outreach programmes in both English and Marathi language schools, along with training programmes and workshops for teachers.

Dr. P. K. Sarkar, MBBS, MD, DCH, MSc, FIAP, a graduate of Calcutta University, served in the Armed Forces Medical Services for 35 years, retiring with the rank of Brigadier in the year 2000. He held the positions of Senior Adviser, Consultant and Professor of Paediatrics and Neonatology. During the period 1982–84, while on a fellowship programme in the UK, he was exposed to the subject of ‘learning difficulties` in children. On returning to India, Dr. Sarkar conducted several awareness programmes, TV discussions and workshops on the subject. He was identified as a resource person by NCERT, Delhi, in understanding the problem and formulating recommendations for reforms.

Availability and Cost

Online available at:

Flipkart

Amazon India

Infibeam

Physically available at:

1. Pune:

  • Popular Book Store, Deccan
  • Crossword Store, ICC Tower, Senapati Bapat Road
  • Crossword Book Store, Sohrab Hall
  • Morris Foundation office, ShivajiNagar

2. Mumbai:

  • Kemps Corner
  • Inorbit Mall Malad
  • Inorbit Mall Vashi
  • Oberoi Mall Goregaon
  • Turner Road Bandra
  • R City Ghatkopar

3. Delhi:

  • Saket

4. Hyderabad:

  • Inorbit Mall

5. Chennai:

  • Alwerpath

6. Bangalore:

  • J P Nagar

Cost:

  • Rs. 200/- only