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How the Special Needs Brain Learns

reviewed by Rene Parmar - 2002

coverTitle: How the Special Needs Brain Learns
Author(s): David A. Sousa
Publisher: Corwin Press, Thousand Oaks
ISBN: 0761978518 , Pages: , Year: 2001
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How the Special Needs Brain Learns is presented as a guidebook for teachers who work with students who demonstrate special learning needs (diagnosed learning problems, Title I recipients, and students with other learning problems who may not be receiving any special services). The information in the book builds upon prior writings of Dr. Sousa regarding the application of neuroscience research in educational settings. The book proposes to bring to teachers the new research on brain function of individuals with learning problems, and to link this information to intervention strategies. Given the immense advances made in the area of neuroscience, and the potential of research to enhance practice, this book addresses an exciting and timely topic. It does indeed provide a useful summary of extant brain research, presented in layperson's language, and a summary of research-based strategies for a variety of learning needs. The book begins with two chapters that provide background information on the functioning of the brain, and brain abnormalities identified through research. Chapters 3 through 10 discuss... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 104 Number 5, 2002, p. 965-968
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10795, Date Accessed: 7/29/2021 7:48:25 PM

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  • Rene Parmar
    St. John's University
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    Rene Parmar is Professor of Educational Measurement and Evaluation at St. John's University in New York. Her main research interests are educational assessment and mathematics education for students with mild disabilities. Dr. Parmar's recent publications examine issues in mathematical learning difficulties, as demonstrated by young children, using a cognitive framework.
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