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Summary: How could a child be a top math student yet not be able to read? Why can another child read well but not be able to write a paragraph that makes sense? While watching children being taught new ways to learn, this program offers expert insight into the nature of learning disabilities, why learning disabilities may also be accompanied by ADHD or social disorders, and what can be done to help...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: One in 25 people are dyslexic, but the teenagers involved in making this program would say that 24 out of 25 people miss out on dyslexia. This program approaches dyslexia from a new angle, exploring how the so-called disability might prove an advantage in an increasingly image-based world. Educational experts from America and England discuss aptitudes of dyslexics, while video diaries show how...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Often viewed as a weakness, dyslexia actually means that a person processes information differently, and many with the disorder have learned to see it as a strength. This program illustrates the challenges faced by Amanda, Carmen, and Gio-three young people living with dyslexia-through personal interviews with them and those close to them. Viewers are guided into their unique and often...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: Dyslexia, a learning disability that affects oral and written language, often masks the presence of a gifted mind. People with dyslexia learn differently. This program from The Doctor Is In explores that cognitive difference by examining how dyslexic students learn, and how new teaching techniques are helping them succeed in school. These teaching approaches are explored at the Washington Lab...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Teenagers are running away from home, dropping out of school, having babies, taking drugs, committing suicide, and going to jail for violent crimes. This program discusses normal adolescence and today's too-frequent scenarios: a juvenile delinquent whose drug use led him to criminality; an eighth-grader whose drug use completely altered his personality; a young girl who became severely...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: Building on the ideas of Lev Vygotsky and Jerome Bruner, Elena Bodrova and Deborah Leong worked with teachers in urban schools to foster self-regulated learning. This program presents both the theoretical underpinnings of their work and its results as viewers sit in on busy classrooms where students are being helped to take responsibility for their education. The video offers useful viewpoints...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1996

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Healy, Jane M.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 1987

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 155.413 HEA

Carey, Benedict.

Summary: A leading neuroscientist presents an exploration of what is known about learning and memory that considers how to adapt such negative characteristics as ignorance and laziness to expand learning potential.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 153 CAR

Summary: Is there such a thing as a perfect recollection or photographic memory? This program examines that question and others related to the brain's ability to store knowledge. Using a wide range of examples, the program demonstrates that even the sharpest mental recording is subjective, selective, incomplete, even faulty. Students also learn how the performance of elite athletes may be tied to muscle...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Sarma, Sanjay E.

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Summary: "In the spirit of Thinking, Fast and Slow, a groundbreaking look at the science of how we learn--and how we can use it to discover our true potential, as individuals and across society As the vice president for Open Learning at MIT, Sanjay Sarma has a daunting job description: to educate the world. But if you're going to undertake such an ambitious project, it behooves you first to ask: How...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2020

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Summary: For people with special needs, augmentative communication technology is opening the door to fuller expression, better education, and higher self-esteem. This program illustrates the positive impact of augmentative communication technology on the lives of Adam and Mike. Adam, once considered mentally retarded by school staff, has become a college-educated professional-thanks in part to an...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: In her youth, Barbara Arrowsmith struggled with a severe learning dysfunction-until she designed a self-improvement regimen aimed at strengthening areas of her brain. This film profiles Arrowsmith, takes viewers inside the school she founded, and follows the progress of four cognitively challenged students enrolled there. Psychology and special education experts articulate diverging opinions of...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: In this classic program, Sally L. Smith explains how to teach students with learning disabilities and ADHD. The techniques include challenging the intellect and tapping the imagination; using concrete objects, the body, and pictures to communicate abstract ideas; using object-centered learning by attracting the attention visually; limiting the amount of words used; using stimulation, choices,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2001

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Summary: Why do students fall into the plagiarism trap? How does it hold a young person back on the journey toward self-reliance? Is it possible to "steal" material without knowing it? This program addresses the widespread ethical and legal problem of plagiarism, examining reasons used to justify content theft and the wide variety of forms it can take. Students and teachers talk frankly on-screen about...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Alloway, Tracy Packiam

Summary: "Why can't I remember what my parents just asked me to do? Why do I feel stressed out at school when the teacher is writing on the board and talking at the same time? And what can I do about it? Working memory issues affect a huge proportion of kids withlearning differences like ADHD, dyslexia, dyscalculia, and ASD. These issues can make them feel frustrated or bored, as working memory and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2019

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1 available in Consider This, Call number: 371.9 ALL

Summary: The pressures of high-flying scholarship mixed with churning hormones can prove overwhelming to young geniuses. This program catches up with several child prodigies as they become teenagers, examining the forces, both positive and negative, shaping their development. Aimee's star is rising, including a win at a high-profile music competition, but her relationship with her parents is undergoing...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Whether it's English, Spanish, Chinese, or Urdu, babies and young children are able to pick up their native language with remarkable ease; no one language seems any more difficult than any other. Yet few children who are taught a language in school have anything to show for it when they grow up. Why is learning a second or third language so difficult? Are the teaching methods at fault? Enough...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: This program describes and demonstrates specific examples of instructional conversation and other types of cognitive coaching; identifies instructional arrangements that are used to promote active learning by students; models questioning techniques and student interactions, including the ways in which cognitive coaches keep student discussion focused and productive; and considers the role that...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: Relieved that a recent stabbing was, in fact, an event staged to test their memories, ten volunteers agree to undergo a second nightmare-an armed robbery during which one of them is abducted. This program records the assault and its scientific ramifications. Thanks to tiny eye-tracking cameras, experts can determine exactly what each test subject focused on when confronted by the shockingly...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: Cognitive science has provided exciting breakthroughs in child development. This video demonstrates how children are learning much more, at much earlier ages than many experts thought possible-and that learning is rooted in emotion as well as logic.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: When leaving no child behind amounts to holding many children back, parents and politicians raise their eyebrows. This ABC News program seeks to understand the ramifications of high-stakes advancement and exit exams-tests that are being used to measure schools' effectiveness, to allocate funding, and to shape the future of the nation's children. The dilemma of how to cope with students...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Summary: Referring to the work of Piaget, Erikson, and Goffman as well as to the studies of David Elkind, this program looks at the intellectual, emotional, and social consequences resulting from adolescent changes in thinking - a transition that can create social and emotional difficulties. The video includes footage of a public middle school and structured interviews illustrating the intellectual...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1999

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Summary: A child prodigy usually displays high intelligence very early in life. But what makes such a child exceptional? Is it simply his or her IQ, or are other, less definable factors involved? This program enters the lives of several child prodigies, documenting their early growth and development as well as their family lives. Three-year-old Mikhail is the youngest-ever member of Mensa, able to...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: This program uncovers what happens in our minds when we learn, remember, and imagine. It reveals how neurons and synapses lay down knowledge in the brain; ways to improve our ability to acquire knowledge, including increased intake of omega-3 fatty acids; how to manipulate memory to recall information more easily; the powerful influence of subliminal messages; and what actually happens during a...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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