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How the Special Needs Brain Learns / Edition 3

How the Special Needs Brain Learns / Edition 3

by David A. SousaDavid A. Sousa
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Teaching students with learning challenges just got easier with this groundbreaking guide!

If you’ve been searching for effective strategies to meet the needs of learning challenged students, look no further. In this newly revised and updated third edition, expert David A. Sousa addresses the causes of common learning disabilities and provides alternative instructional strategies to ensure learning occurs. Discover cutting-edge brain research to help you:

  • Effectively instruct students with ADHD, LD, dyslexia, autism, and more
  • Utilize assistive technologies to remove barriers to learning
  • Differentiate instruction in speech, reading, writing, and mathematics

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781506327020
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 03/24/2016
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 296
Sales rank: 776,349
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

David A. Sousa, Ed D, an international consultant in educational neuroscience, has written 16 books for educators and parents on ways of using brain research to improve teaching and learning. He has conducted workshops for more than two hundred thousand educators in hundreds of school districts on brain research and science education at the pre-K to Grade 12 and university levels. He has presented at national conventions of educational organizations and to regional and local school districts across the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia.

Dr. Sousa has a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from Bridgewater (Massachusetts) State University, a master of arts degree in teaching science from Harvard University, and a doctorate from Rutgers University. His teaching experience covers all levels. He has taught high school science and has served as a K–12 director of science, a supervisor of instruction, and a district superintendent in New Jersey schools. He has been an adjunct professor of education at Seton Hall University and at Rutgers University. A past president of the National Staff Development Council (now called Learning Forward), Dr. Sousa has edited science books and published numerous articles in leading educational journals on staff development, science education, and brain research. He has received awards from professional associations, school districts, and Bridgewater State University (Distinguished Alumni Award), and several honorary doctorates for his commitment and contributions to research, staff development, and science education. He has been interviewed on the NBC Today show and on National Public Radio about his work with schools using brain research. He makes his home in south Florida.

Table of Contents

List of Strategies to Consider
About the Author
Preface to the Third Edition
Chapter 1 - The Brain and Learning
Chapter 2 - When Learning Difficulties Arise
Chapter 3 - Attention Disorders
Chapter 4 - Speech Difficulties
Chapter 5 - Reading Disabilities
Chapter 6 - Writing Disabilities
Chapter 7 - Mathematical Disabilities
Chapter 8 - Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
Chapter 9 - Autism Spectrum Disorder
Chapter 10 - Putting It All Together

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