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Loving Lefties

How to Raise Your Left-Handed Child in a Right-Handed World

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Loving Lefties by Jane M. Healey
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For a left-handed child in a right-friendly world, tasks that should come easily can seem confusing and frustrating. Parents of the more than 400,000 lefties born annually in the United States have had no resource that deals seriously with the learning difficulties their children face -- until now. Loving Lefties is the first ever guide to address all the issues pertinent to left-handedness: the biology, the physiology, and the psychological and practical effects of being a left-handed child. An essential aid for parents, teachers, and professionals, it covers the history and mythology of the left-handed brain, and offers sound advice on: recognizing left-handedness in a child making your child's home and school lefty-friendly giving your child appropriate direction and encouragement identifying the advantages of being left-handed helping your child learn the skills his right-handed parents, instructors, and siblings consider basic. Filled with resource lists, guidelines, quick tips, answers to frequently asked questions, case studies, and anecdotes, Loving Lefties is the essential guide for raising a happy, healthy southpaw.

Author Biography

Jane M. Healey, Ph.D. has been an assistant professor of psychiatry at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York for the past fifteen years. She received her predoctoral neuropsychology training at Montefiore Hospital and Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and her postdoctoral neuropsychology training at the Boston VA Medical Center. She has extensive teaching and research credentials in the areas of left-handedness, dyslexia, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. She lives in Ridgewood, New Jersey.
Release date NZ
October 29th, 2001
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Atria Books
Pages
192
Dimensions
135x210x15
ISBN-13
9780743407502
Product ID
1685743

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