Different learning styles

Jane M. Healy, PhD Educational Psychologist, shares advice for parents on how the way kids process information affects their school learning
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Different learning styles

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In my book Different Learners, I explain how the individual differences in the way children process information affect their school learning. Some kids learn better in certain subjects or through certain ways than others. If a child has a particular difficulty, it may show up as a learning disability. I actually don´t like the term learning disability. I like the term learning difference because many of our kids who are so called disabled learners are actually very gifted but their talents might lie outside what´s being asked for in the classroom. So I believe the fact that children all come with different styles of learning in their brains is really terrific because it enables us to have a group of people in this world that can do all kinds of marvelous things in marvelous ways.

Jane M. Healy, PhD Educational Psychologist, shares advice for parents on how the way kids process information affects their school learning

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Jane M. Healy, PhD

Educational Psychologist

Jane Healy is a teacher and educational psychologist who has worked with all ages from pre-school to graduate school.  Her major research interest has been in finding practical applications of current brain research for teachers and parents.  A graduate of Smith College, she holds a MA from John Carroll University, a PhD from Case Western Reserve University, and post-doctoral work in developmental neuropsychology.  She has served on the faculty of Cleveland State University. Her many years of experience include: parent, classroom teacher, reading/learning specialist, elementary administrator, and clinician.  She is recognized internationally as an author, lecturer, and consultant. She has received international media coverage, including Nightline, Good Morning America, the Today Show, CNN and NPR, for her ideas about the impact of technology, media and culture on children's brain development and learning.

Although Jane has received many honors, including being twice named the "Educator of the Year" by Delta Kappa Gamma, she claims that she and her husband have learned most of what they know from the process of raising three sons (and now their six grandchildren).

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