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How the Special Needs Brain Learns

How the Special Needs Brain Learns

Second Edition

David A. Sousa
© 2007   248 pages   8.5" x 11"  
Corwin
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"Presents a highly readable overview of a variety of special needs accompanied by practical information about how to address those needs. Makes the relationship between the special need and the brain clear and understandable for the lay reader."
—Lois A. Fisch, Director of Education, Utica College

Praise for the First Edition
"The book's greatest strength may be its logical explanation of why today's students develop and learn differently. A functionally unchanging educational system is no longer appropriate in meeting learner needs."
—CHOICE, 2002

Leverage brain research to develop successful strategies for students with special needs!

Since the first edition of David A. Sousa's bestseller on a brain-based approach for special education, scientists have made remarkable progress in understanding how the human brain functions. Now, How the Special Needs Brain Learns, Second Edition, helps you turn the latest developments in neuroscience into practical classroom activities for students with common learning challenges.

In this completely revised second edition, Sousa builds on the latest data by examining both simple and complex learning strategies that can be adapted for students with learning disabilities such as ADHD/ADD; speech, reading, writing, and math disabilities; emotional and behavioral disorders; autism; and Asperger's syndrome.

Emphasizing lifelong independent learning, increased retention, and cognitive flexibility, this revision offers educators targeted assistance with:

  • Responsiveness to Intervention (RTI) for evaluating students at risk
  • Expanded chapters on attention and autism spectrum disorders
  • Revised material on reading, emotional, and behavioral disorders
  • A new final chapter featuring a practical framework for identifying, accommodating, and motivating special needs students
  • References to more than 230 new scientific studies

Offering real strategies for real classrooms, Sousa's latest work is an indispensable tool for all educators, school administrators, and preservice educators, as well as parents who want to better understand the way their children process and retain information.

See Facilitator's Guide to How the Special Needs Brain Learns, Second Edition

How the Special Needs Brain Learns

Second Edition
David A. Sousa
© 2007   248 pages   8.5" x 11"  
Corwin

Available Formats

ISBN:   9781412949873 Paperback Suggested Retail Price:   $38.95 Bookstore Price:   $31.16
ISBN:   9781412949866 Hardcover Suggested Retail Price:   $85.95 Bookstore Price:   $68.76
ISBN:   9781452207391 Electronic Version Suggested Retail Price:   $38.95 Bookstore Price:   $31.16

Previous Editions Published by Corwin

First Edition: © 2001

About This Title

"Presents a highly readable overview of a variety of special needs accompanied by practical information about how to address those needs. Makes the relationship between the special need and the brain clear and understandable for the lay reader."
—Lois A. Fisch, Director of Education, Utica College

Praise for the First Edition
"The book's greatest strength may be its logical explanation of why today's students develop and learn differently. A functionally unchanging educational system is no longer appropriate in meeting learner needs."
—CHOICE, 2002

Leverage brain research to develop successful strategies for students with special needs!

Since the first edition of David A. Sousa's bestseller on a brain-based approach for special education, scientists have made remarkable progress in understanding how the human brain functions. Now, How the Special Needs Brain Learns, Second Edition, helps you turn the latest developments in neuroscience into practical classroom activities for students with common learning challenges.

In this completely revised second edition, Sousa builds on the latest data by examining both simple and complex learning strategies that can be adapted for students with learning disabilities such as ADHD/ADD; speech, reading, writing, and math disabilities; emotional and behavioral disorders; autism; and Asperger's syndrome.

Emphasizing lifelong independent learning, increased retention, and cognitive flexibility, this revision offers educators targeted assistance with:

  • Responsiveness to Intervention (RTI) for evaluating students at risk
  • Expanded chapters on attention and autism spectrum disorders
  • Revised material on reading, emotional, and behavioral disorders
  • A new final chapter featuring a practical framework for identifying, accommodating, and motivating special needs students
  • References to more than 230 new scientific studies

Offering real strategies for real classrooms, Sousa's latest work is an indispensable tool for all educators, school administrators, and preservice educators, as well as parents who want to better understand the way their children process and retain information.

See Facilitator's Guide to How the Special Needs Brain Learns, Second Edition

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