Getting the Lowdown on the Slowdown

Levine, Mel; Barringer, Mary-Dean
January 2008
Principal;Jan/Feb2008, Vol. 87 Issue 3, p14
The article discusses how brain differences affect learning and describes the mainstream classroom-based solutions resulting from research on struggling students. The authors describe common forms of dysfunction affecting students' reading and writing abilities, including inability to retain visual patterns, inefficient lexical access, and graphomotor dysfunction. They discusses the role of the classroom teacher in diagnosis and intervention and the application of neurodevelopmental knowledge. INSET: Constructing a Neurodevelopmental Profile.


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