With Faking It
, Christopher Lee and Rosemary Jackson changed the way we view special learners, offering a moving account of Lee's struggle and ultimate triumph over dyslexia. Now, with What About Me?
, Lee combines his special insight with Jackson's expertise as a special education trainer to offer specific help to teachers and parents of other misunderstood learners. This is a practical yet personal book on how to help special learners grow into self-sufficient, responsible adults who can recognize their strengths and manage their weaknesses. To that end, Lee and Jackson offer specific guidance on:
- What you can do and where you can go if your student has a learning disability
- What it's like to perceive words and numbers differently
- How to help students with learning disabilities become creative writers
- How to maximize memory skills
- How to encourage kinesthetic and tactile learners to thrive in the classroom
- How to recognize, deal with, and honor personal survival skills
- How to help students develop self-advocacy skills
- How assistive technology can help
- Where to find more information on learning disabilities and assistive technology
This book is the result of a unique collaborative effort. United through a passion to make the system better, Lee and Jackson pool their perspectives to create this unique look into the world of misunderstood learners.