This book is more functional than some I have read. It presents practical information regarding steps that can be taken to help overcome learning problems. The approach emphasizes not labeling children as learning disabled. It includes specific things to look for as causes to the learning problems and practical steps to improve the weaker skills. The book also includes some tests that you can conduct yourself to assess strengths and weaknesses. It also does not dismiss a child if he/she is over a certain age. It acknowledges that the older your child gets, the more difficult it may be, but improvement is still possible.
Perhaps the Table of Contents may be of use to you if you are considering buying this book. (1) Learning Disability, Dyslexia, Attention Deficit Disorder and Other Such Conditions, (2) Identifying the Problem, (3) Physical, Emotional and Neuromotor Factors, (4) Visual and Auditory Perceptual (Analysis) Skills, (5) Expressive and Receptive Language Abilities, (6) Where the Problems Are: Reading, Spelling, Writing, and Arithmetic, (7) Treatment Options, (8) Improving Perceptual Skills, (9) Improving a Child's Language Skills, (10) Compensatory Instruction, (11) Compensatory Instruction Methods, (12) The Instructional Environment, (13) Prevention, (14) Conclusion, Appendix A: Visual Perceptual Skills, Appendix B: Auditory Perceptual Skills, Appendix C: Testing and Teaching Decoding Activities
I would recommend this book for all teachers and parents who have preschoolers or younger students who perform below average.