The Don’t-Give-Up Kid and Learning Differences

A child struggles to read, but learns to never stop trying.

Activity

Many famous adults overcame physical or mental challenges to achieve success. Take a trip to the library or hop on the Internet with your child and research celebrities, athletes, and historical figures who thrived despite great obstacles (Winston Churchill, Albert Einstein, and Leonardo da Vinci—to name a few!).

by Jeanne Gehret
Verbal Images Press, $9.95; for ages 8–12
Purchase The Don't-Give-Up Kid and Learning Differences

Any child who’s ever felt inadequate about learning will relate to Alex, the don’t-give-up kid.

Alex is teased because he can’t read — letters look foreign to him; they jump around the page or appear backwards. But young readers are shown that learning differences have nothing to do with lack of intelligence. Alex begins to work with a specialist, who introduces him to Thomas Edison (who had ADD and dyslexia). Though the inventor failed many times, he never stopped trying — and neither does Alex.

TAGS: Learning Disabilities, Children's Books,

Share your comments, find solutions and support on ADDConnect!
Discuss classroom accommodations, IEPs and 504 Plans, behavior solutions, homework fixes and more on ADDConnect.

 
Copyright © 1998 - 2015 New Hope Media LLC. All rights reserved. Your use of this site is governed by our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
ADDitude does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. The material on this web site is provided for educational purposes only. See additional information.
New Hope Media, 108 West 39th Street, Suite 805, New York, NY 10018