How the Special Needs Brain Learns

How the Special Needs Brain Learns

by David A. Sousa

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Teaching students with learning challenges just got easier with this groundbreaking guide!

More and more students are having difficulty acquiring basic reading, writing, and computation skills. If you seek effective strategies to meet their needs, look no further! Use this updated third edition from education expert David A. Sousa to explore the causes of many common learning disorders and discover how to identify, accommodate, and motivate your students. Dr. Sousa answers your questions about common disabilities and provides the latest alternative instructional approaches to ensure mastery occurs. Discover cutting-edge brain research and innovative instructional strategies to help you:

  • Improve your understanding of the learning process 
  • Understand genetic and environmental triggers of learning problems
  • Effectively instruct students with ADHD, LD, dyslexia, writing disabilities, autism, emotional and behavioral challenges, and more 
  • Utilize assistive technologies to remove barriers to learning
  • Differentiate instruction in speech, reading, writing, and mathematics

Learn how the brain works and the practical know-how to transfer that knowledge to the classroom for the benefit of all students. This expert resource shows you how!

"By providing the specific neurological processes behind learning difficulties, Dr. Sousa gives teachers and teacher candidates a useful resource to understand and respond to challenges experienced by students with learning difficulties and special educational needs."
Gina Garner, Assistant Professor of Education, Learning Disabilities Program Director
Aquinas College

"This book provides knowledge of the neurological basis of learning without inundating the reader with complex terminology. The author arms the reader with strategies to address various disabilities and a plethora of ways to support their learning and emotional needs. The teacher-friendliness of this book makes it stand out."
Francine Del Vecchio, Associate Professor
Division of Education, Caldwell University

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781506341422
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 02/17/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 296
Sales rank: 668,625
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

David A. Sousa, EdD, is an international consultant in educational neuroscience and author of more than a dozen books that translate brain research into strategies for improving learning. He has presented to more than 200,000 educators across the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. He has taught high school chemistry and served in administrative positions, including superintendent of schools. He was an adjunct professor of education at Seton Hall University and a visiting lecturer at Rutgers University. Dr. Sousa has edited science books and published dozens of articles in leading journals. His books have been published in French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Arabic, Korean, and several other languages. He is past president of the National Staff Development Council (now Learning Forward) and has received honorary degrees and awards for his commitment to research, professional development, and science education. He has appeared on NBC’s Today Show and National Public Radio to discuss his work with schools using brain research. 

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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