School Struggles

“It is remarkable to find so much practical advice–much of which can be immediately applied–in such a short book and one which avoids oversimplifying.” Carlo B. Melini, M.D.. FAAP, Clinical Associate, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Senior Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

 “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

School Struggles: A Guide to Your Shut-Down Learner’s Success, the follow-up to Dr. Richard Selznick’s acclaimed The Shut-Down Learner, talks about the common themes facing children and the challenges they face every day.  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 great support 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 safely navigate a rough road.