by Patricia Gage, PhD, Joyce Holmes, EdD, and Marlo Garnsworthy
"This heartwarming story chronicles the daily challenges and impact of a learning disability from a child's perspective and gives the reader a glimpse of the impact of a learning disability on learning and peer relationships, while providing a menu of strategies to assist the learner... A must read for parents of children with learning differences, general education teachers, new special education teachers, and caring professional working with children with learning challenges."
Maryellen Quinn-Lunny, Ed.S., Director, Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at Florida Atlantic University
"Realizing your child has a learning disability is heart breaking. You want the best for your child, but doubts arise. Will my child become a happy, strong & independent person? Will he or she feel outcast or be bullied for standing out? What can I do?
Two mothers- an educator & psychologist team-have written a story that can help your child not feel like she or he is alone.
In this book, live through elementary school with Max! His thoughts, as he transitions from special education to regular classes, help you understand what your child may be going through. With Mrs. Feathergreen's help, and even Max's, learn strategies to help your child succeed!
My best advice is to read the book with your child a few sections at a time. Re-read as needed. After each section, ask your child what his or her thoughts are with each situation that Max encounters. Listening is often the best therapy, and knowing what your child is going through will only arm you with the best approach.
Great for any teacher, parent, or family member who cares for a child with learning differences.
Dr. Gina, Pediatrician