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A mind at a time

Author: Melvin D Levine
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2002.
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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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Melvin D Levine
ISBN: 0743202228 0743202236 9780743202220 9780743202237
OCLC Number: 48494824
Description: 352 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. A mind at a time : introduction --
A mind's possibilities --
A pediatric perspective --
2. The ways of learning --
How learning works --
Eight systems --
Neurodevelopmental profiles --
How a mind's profile comes to be --
How lifestyles may affect learning styles --
Splitting rather than lumping --
The early detection of dysfunction --
Some adult implications --
3. Conducting a mind : our attention control system --
The mental energy controls --
The intake controls --
The output controls --
The impacts of the attention controls --
Minds over time : keeping a watchful eye on the attention controls as children age --
Practical considerations --
4. Remembering to learn and learning to remember : our memory system --
Short-term memory --
Active working memory --
Long-term memory --
A few more memory differences --
The outlook --
Minds over time : keeping a watchful eye on memory as children age --
Practical considerations --
5. Ways with words : our language system --
The different languages that make up language --
Language levels --
The special challenge of language production --
Language and its ambassadorial functions --
Minds over time : keeping a watchful eye (or ear) on language as children age --
Practical considerations --
6. Making arrangements : our spatial and sequential ordering systems --
Sequential ordering --
Spatial ordering --
Spatial versus sequential ordering : which would you rather be good at? --
Minds over time : keeping a watchful eye on sequential and spatial ordering as children age --
Practical considerations --
7. Mind over muscle : our motor system --
Forms of motor function --
Minds over time : keeping a watchful eye on motor function as children age --
Practical considerations --
8. Some peeks at a mind's peaks : our higher thinking system --
Conceptual thinking --
Problem-solving thinking --
Critical thinking --
Rule-guided thinking --
Creative thinking --
The role of intuitive thinking in influencing all forms of higher thinking --
The higher thinking system and the other neurodevelopmental systems --
Minds over time : keeping a watchful eye on higher thinking as children age --
Practical considerations --
9. Relating to relating : our social thinking system --
The big three social missions --
Social functions and dysfunctions --
Are some kids too successful socially? --
Minds over time : keeping a watchful eye on social thinking as children age --
Practical considerations --
10. When a mind falls behind --
Constructing neurodevelopmental profiles --
Identifying the breakdown points --
When bad things happen to good profiles --
Mining a child's precious assets --
Identifying and understanding emotional complications --
Hows instead of why : focusing on identifying and fixing the breakdowns instead of their causes --
The benefits and dangers when a child's mind is tested --
Roadblocks and outcomes in adulthood --
11. Getting a mind realigned (but not redesigned) --
Management by profile --
Accessing special services in school --
The use of medication --
Coaching and mentoring --
Raoul : an example of a child who was managed by profile --
12. Raisin' brain : home for all kinds of minds --
Know thy child--
Responding to gaps --
Fostering strengths, knacks, talents, intuitions, and affinities --
Trying not to harm --
Supporting education --
Maintaining an intellectual life at home --
Fostering optimism and a positive view of the future --
13. The right to differ : schools for all kinds of minds --
Teachers : their roles and their training for those roles --
Parents : their meaningful involvement in a child's learning --
Students : learning about learning and learning about their kinds of minds --
Humane schools : protective and nurturing settings for all kinds of minds --
Pathways : greater availability of options for success --
The educational ambiance --
Results --
Neurodevelopmental pluralism : a mind at a time as an ethic.
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In this groundbreaking investigation of the nature of learning, renowned learning expert Dr. Mel Levine explores the wide diversity of learning styles and shows parents how they can observe and  Read more...

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Edward Hallowell, M.D. instructor, Harvard Medical School; director, The Hallowell Center, Sudbury, Massachusetts; author of "Driven to Distraction" and "Human Moments." "A Mind at a Time" continues Read more...

 
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