This 160-page book points out the signs of a Shut-Down Learner in clear, easily understood language. Dr. Selznick shows the reader the difference between a “High-Spatial” (more hands-on) child and a “Language-Based” one. He also illustrates what signs to look for in an SDL. For example:
· Reduced confidence and self-esteem
· Hard time with language-loaded activities (e.g. reading and listening to lectures)
· Tendency to move and participate rather than listen
Dr. Selznick thoroughly understands the Shut-Down Learner. He not only helps with the diagnosis but also gives hands-on training for parents, teachers, tutors, and the children themselves. In addition, Dr. Selznick also offers real-life cases of SDLs and their success stories, plus an Appendix of follow-up reading and websites.
Dr. Selznick says, “Shut-down learners are not a small segment of society. They come in all shapes and sizes. They can be found in a broad range of fields and jobs. Their negative experience in the early years could have been different. It’s my hope that this book will help the shut-down learner see himself or herself in a more positive light.”
For more information on The Shut-Down Learner, visit the book’s website at http://www.shutdownlearner.com/.