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How the Special Needs Brain Learns free pdf Since the publication of the first edition, there have been major developments in our understanding of how the human brain develops and functions. New technologies, such as transcranial magnetic stimulation, have emerged to investigate cerebral processes. Researchers in genetics have found new links to physical, psychological, and learning disorders. The discovery of mirror neurons may explain why certain learning problems arise and yield clues as to how they can be treated. All of the chapters in this second edition have undergone major revisions to include these developments and the findings of new studies.In addition, the author has: * Expanded and updated the chapters on attention disorders and autism spectrum disorders, illustrating the increased interest in these conditions * Revised the chapters on reading disabilities and emotional and behavioral disorders to reflect new research discoveries and treatments * Recast the final chapter to include a practical framework for identifying, accommodating, and motivating students with learning difficulties * Included references to more than 230 new scientific studies for those who wish to read the original research * Eliminated the chapter on sleep disorders because they do not identify a special learning need Researchers and clinicians have made considerable progress in recent years understanding the genetic and environmental triggers that result in learning problems in children and adolescents. Nonetheless, arriving at a specific diagnosis can be tricky. Teachers and parents often cannot tell the difference between a normally rambunctious child and one who may have a developmental disorder.The information here will provide educators and parents with some of the strategies they need to help their students and children lead happy and successful lives.

About David A. Sousa

David A. Sousa, Ed.D., is an international consultant in educational neuroscience. He has made presentations to more than 200,000 educators at national conventions of educational organizations and has conducted workshops on brain research and science education in hundreds of school districts and colleges and universities across the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. Dr. Sousa has a bachelor's of science degree in chemistry from Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts, a master of arts in teaching degree in science from Harvard University, and a doctorate from Rutgers University. His teaching experience covers all levels. He has taught senior high school science, served as a K-12 director of science, supervisor of instruction, and district superintendent in New Jersey schools. He was an adjunct professor of education at Seton Hall University for ten years and a visiting lecturer at Rutgers University. He is past president of the National Staff Development Council (now Learning Forward) . Dr. Sousa has edited science books and published numerous books and articles in leading educational journals on staff development, science education, and brain research. He has received awards from professional associations and school districts for his commitment and contributions to research, staff development, and science education. He received the Distinguished Alumni Award and an honorary doctorate in education from Bridgewater State University and an honorary doctorate in humane letters from Gratz College in Philadelphia. He has been interviewed on the NBC Today show, by other television programs, and by National Public Radio about his work with schools using brain research. He makes his home in south Florida.

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Author : David A. Sousa
Publisher : Corwin Press Inc
Data Published : 12 December 2006
ISBN : 1412949874
EAN : 9781412949873
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 248 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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