Thinking Differently by David Flink audiobook

Thinking Differently: An Inspiring Guide for Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities

By David Flink
Foreword by Harold S. Koplewicz
Read by Roger Wayne

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780062225931

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781483041735

  • ISBN: 9781483041728

Runtime: 6.64 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Family & Relationships
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“In 1998, then college student Flink established the nonprofit Eye to Eye, which pairs LD/ADHD college student mentors with younger mentees (who have similar disabilities) to work on art projects. In this impressive guide, Flink uses lessons from leading Eye to Eye, as well as his personal struggles with dyslexia and ADHD, to advise parents, older children, and teens…In this inspiring book, Flink ends with a call for all with LD/ADHD to accept their condition, and share it with others so that the world will eventually accept all types of learners equally.” Publishers Weekly
“Flink imparts clear insights and immediate solutions for parents, educators, and professionals working with children with learning disabilities.” Library Journal
“David Flink shares essential guidance for how to play a leading role in empowering children to succeed in school and in life. What a hopeful, optimistic book.” Wendy Kopp, founder of Teach for America and CEO of Teach for All

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Author

Author Bio: David Flink

Author Bio: David Flink

David Flink, diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD at the age of nine, was a member of the first generation of students to receive special education services and accommodations. With this support and through taking ownership of his different thinking brain, David began to excel academically and today holds a bachelor’s degree in education and psychology from Brown University and a master’s degree in disability studies in education from Columbia University. In 1998 he cofounded Eye to Eye. He lectures at colleges and universities globally and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Hunter Alternatives Fund Prime Mover’s Fellowship and the New Leader’s Council “40 under 40” award. He lives with his wife in New York City.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Family & Relationships
Runtime: 6.64
Audience: Adult
Language: English