Teaching the Learning Disabled (Episode 7): Training the Brain to Learn
Practical guidelines for teachers who want to understand how study skills develop and help students acquire them.
Training the Brain to Learn covers a wide variety of topics about the brain's development and how it relates to the difficulties encountered by the LD student. Dr. Jane Healy offers insight and hope in talking about why some students' brains seem naturally "disorganized," what skills should we expect at different ages and how to deal with "memory problems." Maladaptive learning skills can be eliminated if the brain is exposed to new dimensions and ways of learning. She explains how.
The series was produced with outstanding master teachers in Special Education to help professionals working with kindergarten through adults teach LD students across the curriculum. The tapes provide a good in-service for teachers who have mainstreamed LD students in their classroom and are excellent for programming with parent groups.
This is the seventh video of Teaching the Learning Disabled Video Program, a series of eight videos. Topics include dealing with motivation, organization, reading concepts, math strategies, multisensory learning techniques and science.
Jane Healy, Ph.D., is the author of "Endangered Minds: Why Our Children Don't Learn."
Available in DVD format.
Running time: 30 minutes
Ideal for teachers: all grade levels
"Superb! This easy-to-watch series helps educators understand the important characteristics and problems of LD students. It is packed with timely, useful information and practical, innovative teaching ideas." --Jamie Williams, M.Ed., Coordinator, The Learning Therapist Graduate Certificate Program, Southern Methodist University