Another Door to Learning: True Stories of Learning Disabled Children and Adults, and the Keys to Their Success

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Crossroad Publishing Company, Jan 1, 1992 - Education - 197 pages
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Judy Schwarz and Carol Stockdale have been exploring learning disabilities for two decades, and have witnessed the remarkable breakthroughs of more than a thousand learning-disabled individuals. Another Door to Learning tells some of these amazing and inspiring stories. The reader gets to meet Tyler, whose first-grade teacher described his reading as "like a fisherman--throwing his language out onto the print, like a net flung over the water", which once understood is exactly how he began to learn to read; Frank, husband and father, who could build a house and everything in it but was illiterate, and who learned to read by first learning to rhyme; forty-year-old Lucille, whose speech was so confused she couldn't talk on the telephone but who learned to put language together by playing with a puzzle; nineteen-year-old Janine, who would get lost on the way to her own mailbox but conquered her spatial disability by discovering how to map her environment and script events; and many more unforgettable people who overcame common--and sometimes bizarre--learning disabilities. Narrated with compassion, humor, and gentleness, Another Door to Learning will inspire everyone with its stories of atypical learners, helping to show how a lasting difference can be made in the lives of these fascinating people.

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THE GIANT WITH A BOY TUCKED INSIDE HIS POCKET
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THE MEANING OF RHYME
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