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The Right Side of Normal: Understanding and Honoring the Natural Learning Path for Right-Brained Children by Cindy Gaddis

The Right Side of Normal: Understanding and Honoring the Natural Learning Path for Right-Brained Children

by Cindy Gaddis

506 pages
Understanding and honoring the natural learning path for right-brained children

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Category: Education
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About the Book
Why do some children learn easily in the school setting and other children struggle? Are there really a large percentage of school children who have diverse learning disabilities that causes this struggle? Or is the solitary scope and sequence offered in schools not enough diversity to cover all the types of learners? Why are most children who are labeled as learning disabled also right-brained learners? Cindy Gaddis discovered through educating seven right-brained children that there is a right side of normal.

For parents and educators who want to break free from the “broken child” mentality, Gaddis offers a bold vision for living and learning joyfully with right-brained, creative children. There’s an epidemic of diagnosing learning disabilities today. Home educator Cindy Gaddis believes it signals a mismatch between the learning needs of right-brained children and the educational environment in most schools. Understanding and honoring the natural learning path for right-brained children is the key to their educational success.

“Creative learners have amazing strengths that emerge when they are placed in an appropriate setting,” says Gaddis. Too many children are shamed for the very traits that define who they are. This book helps parents and teachers stop trying to fit right-brained learners into a left-brained mold, and instead create space for them to flourish.

Gaddis offers parent-proven models and concrete suggestions. Combined with a solid review of experts in the field of creative, right-brained learners, she provides a range of helpful tools for frustrated parents and teachers.

"The Right Side of Normal is a fascinating look into the creative lives of children. Cindy Gaddis provides a cornucopia of ideas, resources, images, strategies, and experiences to help any parent with ‘interestingly different’ kids to find the key to unlocking their innate love of learning. I hope that parents (and teachers) will take this book to heart when working with children who learn ‘off the beaten track.’”

~Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D.
Author of The Power of Neurodiversity
and In Their Own Way

The Right Side of Normal is a valuable addition to the relevant topic of how to educate the visual-spatial population. Because the number of these children is growing exponentially, any book that reveals the intricacies of this learning style is invaluable, and this book absolutely accomplishes that. Cindy is experienced in the field and her techniques are good and valid…This book is a must-read for parents and educators alike.”

~Jeffrey Freed, M.A.T.
Author of Right-Brained Children in a Left-Brained World

“Cindy Gaddis’ research, stories, and insights provide abundant ideas, activities, and hope for parents to use with right-brained learners. Gaddis empowers parents to support their children who don’t fit into conventional schooling with many examples of homeschooling her own right-brained children, generously illustrated with photos and drawings… There are so many good things in this book about learning and respectfully helping children that you should read it whether you are left- or right-brained!”

~Patrick Farenga
Author of Teach Your Own: The John Holt Book of Homeschooling
Publisher of Growing Without Schooling

 

 

About the Author
Cindy Gaddis is a 20-year homeschooling veteran and mother of seven right-brained children. A popular workshop leader and blogger, Cindy has helped thousands of desperate parents who have experienced life-changing improvements as they applied her Right Side of Normal methods.

 

 

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