A Mind At A Time

Version: Abridged
Author: Dr. Melvin Levine, M.D.
Narrator: Dr. Melvin Levine, M.D.
Genres: Self Development
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published In: July 2002
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 5 hours
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Overview

Different minds learn differently. That's an issue for many children, because most schools still cling to a one-size-fits-all education philosophy. As a result, children struggle because their learning patterns don't fit the schools they are in. Learning begins in schools, but it doesn't end there. Frustrating a child's desire to learn will have lifelong repercussions.

In A Mind at a Time, Dr. Mel Levine shows parents how to identify these individual learning patterns. He explains how parents and teachers can nurture a child's strengths and deal effectively with weaknesses. This type of teaching produces satisfaction and achievement for all students.

There are eight fundamental systems of learning that draw on a variety of neurodevelopmental capacities. Some students are strong in certain areas and some are strong in others, but no one is equally capable in all eight. Drawing from actual case studies, Dr. Levine shows how parents and children can identify their strengths and weaknesses to determine their individual ways of learning.

We must pay attention to individual learning patterns, to individual minds so that we can maximize children's performance in school and in life. In A Mind at a Time, Dr. Levine shows us how.

Reviews (1)

An Amazing Work

Written by Kimberlyn Reetz from Houston, TX on September 26th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Bar none, the BEST book I've ever read about the mind, how the systems work together and the learning patterns that we can identify as strengths or weaknesses. I read this book initially to help my oldest daughter who has multiple LDs. It has helped my understanding of her MANY strengths and identify the "glitches" that need help. However,the book has also opened my mind (pun intended)to the strengths and weaknesses that each one of us posesses! Imagine finding a map that helps you understand your own mind and the way it works! I can't say enough about the value of Mel Levine's work. Check out www.allkindsofminds.org!

Author Details

Author Details

Levine, M.D., Dr. Melvin

"Dr. Mel Levine is a professor of pediatrics at the University of North Carolina Medical School and the director of the university's Clinical Center for the Study of Development and Learning. He is the cofounder and co-chair of All Kinds of Minds, a nonprofit institute that develops products and programs to help parents, teachers, clinicians, and children address differences in learning. A Rhodes scholar and graduate of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Levine lives in the Raleigh-Durham with his wife, Bambi, and many animals."

Levine, Mel

Mel Levine, M.D., is professor of pediatrics at the University of North Carolina Medical School and director of its Clinical Center for the Study of Development and Learning. He is the founder and cochairman of All Kinds of Minds, a nonprofit institute for the understanding of differences in learning, and the author of two previous national best-selling books, A Mind at a Time and The Myth of Laziness. He and his wife, Bambi, live on Sanctuary Farm in North Carolina.