September 24, 2010

Review: The Shut-Down Learner: Helping Your Academically Discouraged Child

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.

This is the perfect book for anyone (parents, guardians, teachers, etc.) who know a child that has different learning needs.  It can be very hard trying to reach a kid, especially if he/she is a "shut-down learner".  I have met many extremely intelligent people who wouldn't be where they are today if someone close to them didn't recognize their needs and act accordingly.  There is no excuse for giving up on a child.  I am so glad that I read this book and I'm even more glad that Dr. Selznick wrote it.

Sentient Publications
January 25, 2009
160 pages
$15.95 US

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Disclosure: I received this book for free.  Opinions expressed are 100% mine.

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Kimberly said...

I work in an elementary school as the counselor and have students every year that shut down. We try to help build up their confidence and help to motivate them. Sometimes it works and other times it doesn't.

hendy said...

What a great subject to shed some light on, it's become more common in this country