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Mel Levine, M.D., is professor of pediatrics at the University of North Carolina Medical School and director of its Clinical Center for the Study of Development and Learning. He is the founder and cochairman of All Kinds of Minds, a nonprofit institute for the understanding of differences in learning, and the author of two previous national best-selling books, A Mind at a Time and The Myth of Laziness. He and his wife, Bambi, live on Sanctuary Farm in North Carolina.
A professor of pediatrics reveals the many modes of learning, and arms parents and teachers with the knowledge they need to help children prosper in a school environment. Read by the author.
In humane and colloquial language, Dr. Levine explains that intelligence is more complex and broad than what is measured by psychological tests. He describes a set of life skills that are neurologically determined and that people take for granted, such as paying attention, coordinating physical space, and organizing words in a thematic context. When not recognized as deficits, handicaps in these skills can be seen as lazy or oppositional. While the recording has both extraneous sounds and clicking voice sounds, the audio is still a wonderful showcase for the gentle, lucid writing of this innovative psychiatrist/teacher. T.W. © AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine