Levine, Melvin D.
Most widely held works about Melvin D Levine
Most widely held works by Melvin D Levine
A mind at a time by Melvin D Levine ( Book )
39 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 3,219 libraries worldwide
Different Minds Learn Differently, writes Dr. Mel Levine, one of the best-known education experts and pediatricians in America today. And that's a problem for many children, because most schools still cling to a one-size-fits-all education philosophy. As a result, these children struggle because their learning patterns don't fit the schools they are in. In A Mind at a Time, Dr. Levine shows parents and others who care for children how to identify these individual learning patterns. He explains how parents and teachers can encourage a child's strengths and bypass the child's weaknesses. This type of teaching produces satisfaction and achievement instead of frustration and failure. Different brains are differently wired, Dr. Levine explains. There are eight fundamental systems, or components, of learning that draw on a variety of neurodevelopmental capacities. Some students are strong in certain areas and some are strong in others, but no one is equally capable in all eight. Using examples drawn from his own extensive experience, Dr. Levine shows how parents and children can identify their strengths and weaknesses to determine their individual learning styles. For example, some students are creative and write imaginatively but do poorly in history because weak memory skills prevent them from retaining facts. Some students are weak in sequential ordering and can't follow directions. They may test poorly and often don't do well in mathematics. In these cases, Dr. Levine observes, the problem is not a lack of intelligence but a learning style that doesn't fit the assignment. Drawing on his pioneering research and his work with thousands of students, Dr. Levine shows how parents and teachers can develop effective strategies to work through or around these weaknesses. "It's taken for granted in adult society that we cannot all be 'generalists' skilled in every area of learning and mastery. Nevertheless, we apply tremendous pressure to our children to be good at everything. They are expected to shine in math, reading, writing, speaking, spelling, memorization, comprehension, problem solving...and none of us adults can" do all this, observes Dr. Levine. Learning begins in school but it doesn't end there. Frustrating a child's desire to learn will have lifelong repercussions. This frustration can be avoided if we understand that not every child can do equally well in every type of learning. We must begin to pay more attention to individual learning styles, to individual minds, urges Dr. Levine, so that we can maximize children's learning potential. In A Mind at a Time he shows us how.
The myth of laziness by Melvin D Levine ( Book )
28 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 1,774 libraries worldwide
Shows parents how to help their children become productive adults, explaining how to overcome the common problem of getting work done, identifying areas of neurodevelopmental weakness, and demonstrating how to emphasize a child's strengths.
Ready or not, here life comes by Melvin D Levine ( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,238 libraries worldwide
A nationally known pediatrician and author addresses the question of why some youngsters make a successful transition into adulthood while others do not. Parents and schools often raise children in a highly structured world, leaving them unable to cope on their own. Dr. Levine urges that schools teach "life prep," equipping adolescents with what they will need to succeed as adults. He identifies these skills as "the four I's": inner direction, or self-awareness; interpretation, or understanding the outside world; instrumentation, or the acquisition of mental tools; and interaction, or the ability to relate to other people effectively. He offers advice for young adults who find themselves unable to navigate the world of careers.
Keeping a head in school : a student's book about learning abilities and learning disorders by Melvin D Levine ( Book )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and Japanese and held by 699 libraries worldwide
Introduces the types of learning disabilities children can suffer from, and discusses some ways of overcoming these conditions.
Developmental-behavioral pediatrics ( Book )
15 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 542 libraries worldwide
All kinds of minds : a young student's book about learning abilities and learning disorders by Melvin D Levine ( Book )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 506 libraries worldwide
Explains a variety of learning disabilities to elementary school children.
Early adolescent transitions ( Book )
7 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 401 libraries worldwide
Developmental variation and learning disorders by Melvin D Levine ( Book )
11 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 378 libraries worldwide
[This text] help[s] those who are helping school children who are not succeeding. This book strives to meet that goal by drawing together a vast and decidedly fragmented body of theoretical and scientific knowledge against a backdrop of clinical realism. -Pref. to the 1st ed. [The authors] hope that educators, clinicians, and policy makers will value the [text] not only as a source of abundant information about children and adolescents but also as a volume with a mission and a distinct humanitarian philosophy. -Pref. to the 2nd ed.
Educational care : a system for understanding and helping children with learning problems at home and in school by Melvin D Levine ( Book )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 373 libraries worldwide
Includes weak attention controls, reduced remembering, chronic misunderstanding, deficient output, delayed skill acquisition, and poor adaptation.
A pediatric approach to learning disorders by Melvin D Levine ( Book )
2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 366 libraries worldwide
Middle childhood : development and dysfunction ( Book )
5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 219 libraries worldwide
Development and behavior : older children and adolescents ( Book )
6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 148 libraries worldwide
Behavioral complications ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 137 libraries worldwide
Shows children and early adolescents struggling to behave in acceptable ways in classroom and home situations and explores behavioral problems that may stem from a student's poor performance in school. Offers practical strategies that teachers and parents can use to help children manage inappropriate behaviors such as acting out, anger and aggression and difficulties with social skills--all behaviors that can interfere with academic and social success.
Symposium on recurrent pain in children ( Book )
5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 136 libraries worldwide
Mastering the challenge of reading ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 126 libraries worldwide
Explores the reading process, common problems students face, and practical strategies teachers and parents can use to help students succeed. Includes an overview, introduction for teachers and parents, and specific information on how memory, language,and attention connect to reading.
Feelings and motivation ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 120 libraries worldwide
Looks at how students feel about their performance in school and shows children and early adolescents struggling with negative feelings in classroom and home situations. Explores school situations that may generate negative reactions--such as humiliation, low self-esteem, loss of motivation, helplessness, anxiety and withdrawal--and offers practical strategies that teachers and parents can use to help children deal with their negative feelings relatied to performance.
Getting organized/work habits ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 109 libraries worldwide
Explores how difficulties with organizational skills and work habits can interfere with students' academic success, common problems students face, and practical strategies teachers and parents can use to help students succeed. Includes an overview, introduction for teachers and parents, and specific information on things that affect a student's ability to get work done: memory, attention, higher order cognition skills and how the mind deals with spatial as well as time and task ordering.
Thinking with numbers ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 109 libraries worldwide
Learning math involves a variety of skills and if students struggle in one area, they can fall behind and become anxious about math in general. Explore common problems students face, as well as practical strategies teachers and parents can use to help students succeed. Includes an overview, introduction for teachers and parents, and specific information on how things affect a student's ability to think with numbers: memory, language, attention, spatial ordering and task ordering and higher order cognition.
Getting thoughts on paper ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 108 libraries worldwide
Explores the skills involved in getting thoughts on paper, common problems students face, and practical strategies teachers and parents can use to help students succeed. Includes an overview, introduction for teachers and parents, and specific information on how attention, memory, language, neuromotor functions and higher order cognition relate to writing.
Understanding ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 101 libraries worldwide
The ability to understand ideas and information is one of the most important skills students will develop. Explore the brain functions involved in understanding, common problems students face, as well as practical strategies teachers and parents can use to help students succeed. Includes an overview, introduction for teachers and parents, and specific information on how memory, language, attention, and higher order cognition contribute to understanding.
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