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Overcoming Underachieving

Help your child succeed!

If your child is falling behind in school, you know what heartache is —watching the struggle, feeling the frustration, yearning to help —but what can you do?

You can do a lot! In Overcoming Underachieving two nationally recognized experts in children's school problems show you how to become your child's advocate, coach, and guide through the educational process. Using numerous case examples, they help you pinpoint your child's unique learning patterns and the problems that interfere with learning, behavior, and achievement.

This information-packed book provides dozens of creative, parent-tested tools to help your child overcome difficulties with reading, math, handwriting, study skills, memorization, attention span, and many other problems that affect school success. With the help of Overcoming Underachieving, you can:

  • Learn proven methods of assessing your child's patterns of learning and behaving
  • Describe learning and behavior problems clearly to teachers and other educators
  • Develop strategies that use strengths to overcome weaknesses
  • Set goals your child really can achieve
  • Find out how to improve your child's behavior and self-esteem

Emotional support is important, but you can give your son or daughter even more. Find out how in Overcoming Underachieving.

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Table of Contents

LEARNING PROBLEMS AND YOUR CHILD. The Building Blocks of Learning. Assessing Your Child's Learning Skills. FOUNDATIONAL BLOCKS: THE LEARNING SUPPORT SYSTEM. Attention and Impulse Control. Emotions and Behavior. Self-Esteem. The Learning Environment at School and at Home. THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF LEARNING. Your Child's Motor Skills. The Mechanics of Reading and Spelling. Reading Comprehension and Writing. Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division. Math Problem Solving. Conclusion: Final Words for the Journey. Appendices. Notes. Index.

About the Author

Sam Goldstein, PhD, is a member of the faculty at the University of Utah and a nationally recognized expert in child development. He has published eight previous books as well as numerous scientific articles and videos. His books for parents include Hyperactivity: Why Won't My Child Pay Attention? and Lonely, Sad and Angry: A Parent's Guide to Depression in Children and Adolescents. Nancy Mather, PhD, is Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Arizona in Tucson, where she teaches courses in the diagnosis and instruction of children with learning problems. She has authored three previous books and numerous educational articles

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