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.
What About Me? 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.
What About Me? 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.