The Learning Tree offers a new understanding of learning problems. Rather than looking just at symptoms, this new approach describes how to find the missing developmental steps that cause these symptoms. The best solution to the problem comes from knowing what essential skills to strengthen.
Using the metaphor of a tree, Dr. Stanley Greenspan explains that the roots represent how children take in the world through what they hear, see, smell, and touch. The trunk represents thinking skills through which children grow both academically and socially. From these, the branches — children's basic abilities to read, write, do math, and organize their work — develop.
Both parents and early learning professionals will especially welcome the sections on finding and solving learning problems early. With Dr. Greenspan's characteristic wise optimism, this book raises the ceiling for all children who learn differently or with difficulty.
About the Authors
Stanley I. Greenspan, MD, the world's foremost authority on clinical work with young children, is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at George Washington University Medical School. His influential books include The Growth of the Mind and The Challenging Child.
Nancy Thorndike Greenspan, the author of The End of the Certain World, has coauthored four books with Dr. Greenspan.
Richard Lodish is Associate Headmaster at the Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C.
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