Learning Re-Enabled is a guidebook and workbook for parents, teachers and therapists to understand and communicate about learning disabilities in plain English. It tells how to hear that your child has a learning disability (for parents), how to say it (for teachers), and how to describe it (for therapists). But the help offered inLearning Re-Enabled doesn’t end with the diagnosis. It tells parents how to make decisions and advocate for their children without the expense of hiring someone to do it. It also explains what the laws mean and how to use them in a productive partnership with professionals.
Orloff believes that teachers and parents should interact as team members. To do that cooperatively, all team members have to speak the same language. By design, the book’s coherent definitions and many ideas can help everyone on the “team focus together on enabling students to learn.
What others are saying about this exciting new book:
Susan Orloff’s Learning Re-enabled is informative and practical, while providing hope and encouragement to parents and children. In addition to defining terms used by educators and other professionals when discussing learning issues, Susan Orloff describes physiological functions that affect learning. Readers are taken through various learning issues, our education systems and laws that we, as parents, can turn to when trying to get help for our children. Susan Orloff promotes a team approach to helping children and provides suggested questions for discussions among parents, teachers, and school administrators. The information presented in Susan Orloff’s Learning Re-Enabled offers tools for parents and their children, as well as hope and encouragement for those children struggling with their studies.
– April Edwards (Parent)
Orloff’s experience is extensive. …The book is designed to help decipher the maze of information and the confusing, often pressured decisions that parents and teachers and often pressured to make.
– Martha Foster, Editor Pulse Magazine Atlanta Journal Constitution
I have read Susan Orloff’s book and do heartily endorse the book for teachers, parents and all educators.
The Heiskell School, Atlanta
Spent some time going over it and was very impressed. What I like the best is the “simplicity”, in the sense of what I always said to myself when preparing a lecture for our medical students, i.e. “K.I.S.S”, or Keep it simple stupid–and that must have been your motto when writing the book, and doing the illustrations and outlines. Yep–it is most effective, and written to a level that not only the layman (usually the mother or caretaker) can understand, but therapists and other professionals as well. Congratulations!!
J. C. Moore, PhD./OTR
Professor of Neurology (retired)
University of South Dakota
School of Medicine