The Myth of Laziness

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Simon & Schuster, 2004 - 270 pages
"When we call someone lazy, we condemn a human being," writes Mel Levine, M.D. In The Myth of Laziness, the bestselling author of A Mind at a Time shows that children dismissed as unproductive or "lazy" usually suffer from what he calls "output failure"--A neurodevelopmental dysfunction that can continue to cause difficulties into adulthood if left unchecked.

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So many parents could really benefit from reading this book in an effort to understand a child struggling in school. Too bad the author is involved in the molestation allegations; hope they don't diminish the impact of his impressive and insightful research. Read full review

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Melvin D. Levine Mel Levine is a Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Clinical Center for the Study of Development and Learning at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He has conducted projects called Schools Attuned and Developmental Schools which are designed to help teachers deal with children having academic difficulties, such as ADD. Dr. Levine has spoken at many conferences and is known for his personable approach to learning and his no-nonsense approach to developmental learning.

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