Author: Kathryn Fishman-Weaver, Ph.D.
Product Code: 9091
ISBN: 9781618219091
Pages: 192
Availability: In stock.


Advocating for a child who learns differently can sometimes feel like an isolating and daunting task. This book reminds families that they are not alone. When Your Child Learns Differently is a compassionate guide that:

  • Helps families navigate special education services from the inside out.
  • Offers targeted advice to families of children with a wide range of disabilities and challenges.
  • Shares valuable information about special education language, policy, procedures, and supports.
  • Reminds families that they are the most important advocates in their child's success plan.
  • Draws on the author's experiences as both a parent and special education teacher.


Accessible and encouraging, this guide humanizes the journey of caring for children who learn differently. Readers will leave the book empowered with practical policy knowledge and energized by the belief that, with love and high expectations, almost anything is possible.


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by Sheryl Hendrix
on 11/19/2019
A wonderful book—truly a winner
As the grandmother of a grandson who has a "childhood apraxia of speech" diagnosis and whose parents have begun the journey of IEP-enabled education, I found this book extremely helpful and plan to give it to my daughter and son-in-law the next time I'm with them. I also am a substitute teacher at a public middle school and often find myself working with students who have IEPs or 504s as part of their school experience. I love the way Ms. Fishman-Weaver emphasizes the importance of approaching each child's learning from a strengths-based perspective rather than a disability-based perspective. This is one of the most valuable things I see in this book. It will help families navigate all the special language and alphabet-soup world of services for special needs kids. But I also believe it should be read by every teacher out there as it joyfully encourages all of us to look at each individual child in new and different ways.
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