Dr. Pohlman has authored several books that provide strategies to succeed and methods for more deeply understanding and describing learners. 

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Revealing Minds is a practical, hands-on guide to assessing learning problems. Whereas most assessments of struggling learners focus on what is "broken" within a student and needs to be "fixed," Dr. Craig Pohlman has adopted a more positive and comprehensive approach to the process. Rather than labeling children or categorizing them into certain pre-defined groups, his optimistic and helpful path creates a complete picture (or "profile") of each student, outlining assets along with any weaknesses, and identifying specific breakdown points that lead to problems at school.

The process of assessment should be able to answer questions such as, "Why is my son struggling with reading?" with a better answer than, "Because he has a reading disability." Revealing Minds shows how to discover hidden factors―such as language functioning, memory ability, or attention control―that are impeding a student’s learning. It goes beyond labels and categories to help readers understand what's really going on with their students and create useful learning plans.

Providing scores of real-life examples, definitions of key terms, helpful diagrams, tables, and sample assessments, Pohlman offers a useful roadmap for educators, psychologists, and other professionals.

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This practical resource for parents and teachers explains how to understand a child's complete learning profile - an inventory of his or her unique strengths and weaknesses - and provides helpful strategies that can be used at school and at home to get the child on a path to success. The book walks readers through the process of gathering clues about the child's learning style and provides guidelines for selecting the most appropriate learning strategies that will help spell success in school and life. Dr. Craig Pohlman shows how parents and teachers can collaborate to help kids become successful learners, and also guides readers through the process of getting an educational assessment, for those students with particularly challenging issues.

  • Helps readers understand what's going on when a child is struggling in school

  • Explains what to look for at home and at school to gather "clues" to understanding a child's learning profile

  • Shows how parents and teachers can collaborate to help a child or adolescent succeed at school

  • Includes guidelines on obtaining educational assessments

  • Pohlman has conducted or supervised thousands of assessments of struggling learners

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This book shows how schools can - and must - develop expertise in "learning variation" (understanding how different kinds of minds learn) and apply this knowledge to classroom instruction in order to address the chronic learning challenges and achievement gap faced by millions of students. It shows how using what we know about learning variation with a focus on discovering learning strengths, not just deficits, can help schools create plans for success for those students who often find it elusive. The book specifically addresses how school leaders can incorporate this knowledge into instructional practice and school-level policy through various professional development strategies.

 

Schools for All Kinds of Minds:

  • Provides a readable synthesis of the latest research from neuroscience, cognitive science, and child and adolescent development as it relates to understanding learning and its many variations.

  • Links this information to strategies for understanding struggling learners and adapting school practices to accommodate a wider array of learning differences in a classroom.

  • Demonstrates how this understanding of learning variation can change the way teachers and others help students succeed in various academic and content areas and acquire necessary 21st century skills.

  • Includes discussion questions and facilitator guidelines for staff developers and teacher education programs; downloadable forms that accompany exercises from within the book; an action plan for schools to implement the ideas found in the book; and more.