Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Discourse with Dr.Selznick – Shut-Down Learner Final Part & Lesson 45

Dr.Selznick: I think your approach of being clear and direct with the kids is good.  Not sure about the kids you deal with in your area, but many here could care less.  I think with your passionate approach to linguistic explanations and the evolution of the English language, I am sure they are soaking up your wisdom!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Dicourse with Dr.Selznick Part 7 & Lesson 44

Dr.Selznick: Yes, understood.  But, give me an example of a logical and an illogical thing that they learn, so I know what you are referring to.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Discourse with Dr.Selznick Part 6 and lesson 43


Another point for elaborating please:

Your book pg 39 : For example, take the name Darcy, which is on the list.

Discourse with Dr.Selznick Part 5 and Lesson 42

Thank you for your mail and example of the tennis players.
Now, perhaps we can move on to the next questions I had asked you about your book.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Discourse with Dr.Selznick - Part 4 & Lesson 41

Dear Doc,
I understand that yours is not a teaching task.
I understand your tools as well. All my dyslexic students will have no problem with your exercise.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Discourse with Dr.Richard Selznick - Part 3 & Lesson 40

Dear Doc,
Thank you so much for entertaining my thoughts and findings. This is very kind of you. I hope we and my readers can all benefit from this discussion.

Discourse with Dr.Selznick on Shut Down Learner - Part 2 & Lesson 39

I have come to learn that most of the people "shut down" when something different from their experience or understanding is mentioned. They do not read with an open mind. I believe one should listen to any suggestion and weigh it before accepting or discarding it.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Discourse with Dr.Richard Selznick - Author of Shut Down Learner & Lesson 38

This is the first of a series of e-mail discussion between Dr. Richard Selznick PhD and myself, based on his book the Shut Down Learner.

Dear Luqman:
Here are some of the observations that I can share with you relative to some of the issues that you raise:

Monday, June 7, 2010

Autism Spectrum syndromes & Lesson 36

As I mentioned in my previous article I do not know much about learning disabilities other than dyslexia. I am writing on these other disabilities found in articles in the net so that you will be able to differentiate dyslexia from the others.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Auditory Processing Disorder & Lesson 35

Learning Disability is not a specific disability; it is a category containing many specific disabilities, all of which cause learning to be difficult.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Comments in a dyslexia Forum & Lesson 34

Recently I had written some comments in response to a query by a member in a forum. A learned lady with a string of qualifications criticised my comment and went on to say the following: