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by Richard Selznick

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  • ISBN 1591810787
  • ISBN13 978-1591810780
  • Language English
  • Author Richard Selznick
  • Publisher Sentient Publications (November 24, 2008)
  • Pages 160
  • Formats txt doc azw docx
  • Category Educ
  • Subcategory Schools and Teaching
  • Size ePub 1991 kb
  • Size Fb2 1980 kb
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 755

One of the worst feelings a child can have is being discouraged in school. The sense of hopelessness that pervades can become almost insurmountable. This is the emotional experience for the child called the shut-down learner. Also referred to as Lego kids or high-spatial children, such kids thrive with hands-on tasks that use their visual and spatial abilities. This book offers perspective and hope to parents who are struggling with these issues.

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As Selznick explains it, the shut-down learner tends to be a problem-solver, someone who learns spatially and thrives . The Shut-Down Learner (SDL) is based on his experience working with parents and students who are not doing well in school.

As Selznick explains it, the shut-down learner tends to be a problem-solver, someone who learns spatially and thrives with hands-on tasks that load on visual and spatial abilities. On the downside, they often lack the core skills necessary for success in school. According to Dr. Selznick, the term shut-down-learner means children who thrive with hands-on tasks requiring visual and spatial abilities, but who become discouraged by their difficulty mastering core academic skills such as reading and writing.

The Shut-Down Learner book. A sense that the child is increasingly disconnected, discouraged, and unmotivated (shut down), Fundamental skill weaknesses with reading, writing, and spelling, leading to lowered self-esteem, Increased avoidance of school tasks such as homework, Dislike of reading, Hatred of writing, Little to no gratification from school, Increasing anger toward school.

The Shut-Down Learner is based on the author’s clinical experience as director of a program in the pediatrics department of a large teaching hospital that assesses and treats a broad range of learning problems. He has consulted with thousands of families, explaining complex data in straightforward terms understandable to the parents. He coined the term shut-down learner to describe children who thrive with hands-on tasks requiring visual and spatial abilities, but who become discouraged by their difficulty mastering core academic skills such as reading and writing.

Selznick’s recent book, The Shut-Down Learner: Helping Your Academically Discouraged Child, is written for parents of just this kind of. .

Selznick’s recent book, The Shut-Down Learner: Helping Your Academically Discouraged Child, is written for parents of just this kind of kid. I try to present things to parents in a very down-to-earth way, without any jargon, so that it’s digestible and not threatening, Selznick says. The message is this: parents need to understand these kids. As Selznick explains it, the shut-down learner tends to be a problem-solver, someone who learns spatially and thrives with hands-on tasks that load on visual and spatial abilities.

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Dr Dr. Selznick is also the author of the book The Shut-Down Learner: Helping Your Academically.

Richard Selznick is a psychologist, nationally certified school psychologist, graduate school professor and assistant professor of pediatrics. As the director of the Cooper Learning Center, he oversees a program that assesses and treats a broad range of learning and school-based behavioral and learning problems in children. The Cooper Learning Center is a Division of the Children’s Regional Hospital of Cooper University Hospital. The Hospital is a leading teaching hospital in the region.

Shut-down learners are children who become academically discouraged and disconnected from school over time. 4. Find someone to connect with and mentor your child in school. The shut-down learners I know do not feel very good about themselves and they do not see their true strengths. If your child is of junior high school age or older, (those preteen and teenage years when the development of a sense of self is critical), it is particularly important for them to have at least one person in school who really values them and will rally on your child’s behalf - even if they aren’t succeeding academically.

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Viashal
This is a phenomenal book! It sheds light on students, who are equally gifted as "traditional" language-based Learners, but who are often marginalized because their strength in learning is more visual-spatially-based. Many, many educators perceive these learners as "dumb," "stupid," "lazy," "idiots" (among the terms I've personally heard). It is OUR job as educators to differentiate our instruction to meet the needs of these Learners, but so often we fail to do so. If you are a parent of a visual-spatial learner (a "Lego Kid"), this book is a MUST read!
Yggdi
Helping a child cope with dyslexia has been a challenge for both her parents and I (grandparent). It means an entire different way to guide her and help her through those difficult times.
Akelevar
I bought this book because it was recommended and it really answered a lot of questions I had. Thank you!
Blackbrand
Informative.
Shakagul
This book completely describes my son. I was so excited to find someone that would understand him and give me a way to help him. Then the book ended, and I didn't have many suggestions for help. I was also surprised that the author didn't mention homeschooling. I know it's not possible for everyone, but it has made a drastic improvement in our lives.
Villo
I so wanted to like this book. The entire book boils down to this: don't just give your kids Ritalin and yell at them to do their school work--get them an educational evaluation! I have a hard time believing that any parent who would bother to read a book on education wouldn't have already thought of this. Also, there are lots of reasons why a kid would shut down in a classroom--the author seems to think only visual/spatial kids with weak verbal skills do this. My daughter is visual/spatial and is in the 98th percentile for verbal skills and she's totally checked out in the classroom. Boredom, anxiety, mismatch of curriculum and student, temperament, too much structure, too little structure, etc. could all play a part. I guess I was hoping for a more complex exploration of these factors and for practical strategies.
PC-rider
I have a son with Tourette's and Asperger's. This book pulls in the psychology behind some of the issues and behaviors we've faced. My son is so bright and gifted and I have questioned why he has such struggles with school work. This book gives good explaination. I will likely go back to this book again and again for assistance. It's very informative and a quick read.
great down to earth easy to read book for us parents