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Author: David Flink Narrator: Roger Wayne Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2014 ISBN: 9780062350558
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When parents are told their child has a learning disability, they need more information. Thinking Differently is just the resource to meet that need. David Flink, leader of Eye to Eye, a national mentoring program for children with learning differences, explains each learning disability in layman's terms to prepare parents to speak knowledgeably with teachers about their child's specific challenges.

Thinking Differently will not overwhelm parents with legal jargon, but it will guide them through what laws are on their side and what they can insist that schools provide for their child. With compassion and hope, Flink describes the importance of testing and diagnosis to equip parents with the tools they need to advocate authoritatively on their child's behalf and to seek the most effective accommodations—from technology to extra time and medication—to guarantee that their child succeeds in school and life.

In this eye-opening book, David Flink helps parents understand what their child is experiencing. He also emphasizes the importance of maintaining and building children's self-esteem, by helping them discover inner gifts and special talents and realize they are as smart as anyone—even if they think differently.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “In 1998, then college student Flink established the nonprofit Eye to Eye, which pairs LD/ADHD college student mentors with younger mentees (who have similar disabilities) to work on art projects. In this impressive guide, Flink uses lessons from leading Eye to Eye, as well as his personal struggles with dyslexia and ADHD, to advise parents, older children, and teens…In this inspiring book, Flink ends with a call for all with LD/ADHD to accept their condition, and share it with others so that the world will eventually accept all types of learners equally.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Flink imparts clear insights and immediate solutions for parents, educators, and professionals working with children with learning disabilities.”

    Library Journal

  • “David Flink shares essential guidance for how to play a leading role in empowering children to succeed in school and in life. What a hopeful, optimistic book.”

    Wendy Kopp, founder of Teach for America and CEO of Teach for All

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About the Author

David Flink, diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD at the age of nine, was a member of the first generation of students to receive special education services and accommodations. With this support and through taking ownership of his different thinking brain, David began to excel academically and today holds a bachelor’s degree in education and psychology from Brown University and a master’s degree in disability studies in education from Columbia University. In 1998 he cofounded Eye to Eye. He lectures at colleges and universities globally and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Hunter Alternatives Fund Prime Mover’s Fellowship and the New Leader’s Council “40 under 40” award. He lives with his wife in New York City.

About the Narrator

Roger Wayne served in the Air Force as a radio and television broadcast journalist in South Korea and won several awards before obtaining a BA degree in communications and journalism. He is an actor living in New York, narrating audiobooks, working on independent film projects, performing off Broadway, and auditioning for major network shows.