I have thought, "Why is there something wrong with the way my head thinks?" Mother and I knew that we were not dummies, but something was wrong the way we communicated. Emotional problems resulted. Why?
I asked Mother how had school been for her. Her tears said it all. "I liked art, dancing, P.E., geography, and maps. I couldn't read well." Teachers knew it was not an acuity (being able to see or a need for glasses) problem. Why? This book will help uncover some of the mysteries of "why" and bring hope to the discouraged who do not know what is "not" wrong with their heads. The strengths Mother and my tears were because we didn't understand cognitive processing. The brain
The link between high school dropouts and criminal behavior is grim and staggering because weaknesses have identified the individual. Why? I believe it is because we have not understood our strengths. Why? The brain processes information as a tool for change. How?
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The Year Was 1941 After school I pulled myself up and down the hills from kindergarten to our company-owned home, I could hardly wait to get home. Tears held back, flooded my heart. The open pit copper mine, massive as it was, couldn't contain the feelings of confusion and disappointment that filled my soul as I told myself, "I never want to return to that place where monsters live." The place where I was going to amount to something.
My caring mother had prepared me for school in a lovely new hand-sewn dress, white socks, and brown leather shoes, with a pimento and cheese sandwich in my hand. It was to be an exciting and happy time for me. Pleased to be all dressed up Then came the monsters that changed everything. My future They seemed to be all over the place. They were the reading, spelling, math, and sequencing monsters with the language monster being the hardest to understand.
I am sharing; I have lived it. The sequencing monster doesn't change. It screams to confuse me while troubling me with the order of things in which they unfold and are stated. Understanding and learning to compensate for the monsters, I survive. Hate them or make them your friends, laugh or cry. Bitter or better It is like the ocean with its moods. The riptide that tears at the soul along with the beauty of the sun shining through the turquoise waves are parts of my tangled and colorful tapestry. Farewell, unreal monsters, now I know you
In a nutshell, this book is about cognitive processing with its impact upon feelings, thoughts, and the range of human behavior. It is especially about learning differences and the impact they have on daily living. I am not saying that I have all the answers. I don't. I continue to search However, I know that we will be inspired while on a journey seeking further light and knowledge.
The unfolding of my understanding about cognitive processing has come from experiences as a special education teacher. Those who have brilliantly researched and applied their knowledge have influenced my adventure. Therefore, I have helped others with their cognitive and behavioral challenges.
My contributions have been presentations for teachers on the Mainland and in Hawaii. Learned skills empower. It is a thrill to teach parents how to teach their children. Parents have been enlightened to find their gifts. Students have shared that lights turned on for positive changes. Grateful for a compass. Lives changed I know some of our brightest, most creative, and gifted are often misdiagnosed with terms which revolve around behavioral and emotional challenges. As we have conversations about these challenges, may our journey find understanding and empathy needed to change the picture. I desire that this book will change lenses from discouragement to HOP