A Parent's Guide to Learning Difficulties has been written for parents who want to understand more about learning difficulties that can be experienced by some children.
Most parents want to know why their child is having difficulties in learning, and what they can do to help improve the situation.
The title provides parents with a clear explanation of the numerous causes of children's problems in learning, and the practical advice provided on methods for helping children in key areas such as reading, writing, spelling and mathematics can be implemented in home tutoring as well as in the school.
The emphasis throughout the book is on teaching methods that have been proved by research to be effective.
While the main focus is on ordinary children with general learning difficulties the author also provides important basic information on the teaching and management of children with intellectual, physical and sensory disabilities, and autism.
Peter Westwood has over 45 years' experience in education, and has published many articles and books for teachers and children. Peter has taught students of all ages from preschool to tertiary, and much of his classroom career was spent teaching students with special educational needs.
After some years serving in the School of Special Education and Disability Studies at Flinders University in South Australia, he is currently a Visiting Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Hong Kong.