School Struggles, Dr. Richard Selznick’s follow-up to the acclaimed The Shut-Down Learner, details a broader scope of potential problems faced by schoolchildren as well as offering techniques and insights to help them learn. Dr. Selznick explores reading and writing issues, behavioral problems, difficulties with organization, social skills, medication, parents’ interactions with teachers, excessive use of technology, the importance of patience, and more. The practical, down-to-earth tone and helpful, easily applicable tools make this book a godsend for parents staying awake at night worrying about their child’s learning and school experience.
Dr. Selznick has helped parents with their children’s struggles in school for more than 25 years with experience as a classroom teacher, special education instructor, and nationally certified school psychologist. His understanding that each child is unique has helped many parents and children navigate over a rough road safely.
What others have said about School Struggles:
School Struggles addresses common school concerns that keep parents awake at night. Dr. Selznick presents material in a comfortable, down-to-earth style that will provide comfort to parents. Parents will take away many great suggestions and ideas to keep in mind for their struggling children.
Michele Borba, Ed.D., author of The Big Book of Parenting Solutions
Dr. Selznick UNDERSTANDS THESE KIDS which is why his new book, School Struggles, is a very welcome addition to our resources for parents and professionals alike! In clear, no-jargon, non-pathologizing language, he describes the roadblocks encountered by many children and adolescents and provides practical, effective ways to help them along their rough roads. I highly recommend this book and appreciate Dr. Selznick’s willingness to share his accumulated wisdom and ideas with us.
—Laurie Dietzel, Ph.D., co-author of Late, Lost & Unprepared:
A Parents’ Guide to Helping Children with Executive Functioning
Dr. Selznick did it again. His new book, School Struggles, is practical, powerful, and sensitive. Full of Tips and Takeaway Points, School Struggles will help parents better understand their children’s struggles and shows them how to help their children succeed. Insightful, straightforward, practical, and valuable: a book that will help parents do the right things while avoiding the all-too-common traps that hurt so many struggling learners and their families.
Howard Margolis, Ed.D., Professor Emeritus,
Reading Disabilities & Special Education, City University of New York
Dr. Selznick's new book helps parents understand their child as a whole person and why school may not be as easy for them as we all hope. More importantly, he helps you find ways to pinpoint particular struggles and address them, rather than waste time with solutions that are one-size-fits-all.”
Whitney Hoffman, producer of the LD Podcast (whitneyhoffman.com),
author of The Differentiated Instruction Book of Lists