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Levine, Melvin D.

Overview
Works: 160 works in 418 publications in 15 languages and 13,291 library holdings
Genres: Life skills guides  Juvenile works  Conference papers and proceedings  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: LB1060, 370.1523
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Most widely held works by Melvin D Levine
A mind at a time by Melvin D Levine( Book )

43 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 3,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Different Minds Learn Differently, writes Dr. Mel Levine, one of the best-known education experts and pediatricians in America today. And that's a problem for many children, because most schools still cling to a one-size-fits-all education philosophy. As a result, these children struggle because their learning patterns don't fit the schools they are in. In A Mind at a Time, Dr. Levine shows parents and others who care for children how to identify these individual learning patterns. He explains how parents and teachers can encourage a child's strengths and bypass the child's weaknesses. This type of teaching produces satisfaction and achievement instead of frustration and failure. Different brains are differently wired, Dr. Levine explains. There are eight fundamental systems, or components, of learning that draw on a variety of neurodevelopmental capacities. Some students are strong in certain areas and some are strong in others, but no one is equally capable in all eight. Using examples drawn from his own extensive experience, Dr. Levine shows how parents and children can identify their strengths and weaknesses to determine their individual learning styles. For example, some students are creative and write imaginatively but do poorly in history because weak memory skills prevent them from retaining facts. Some students are weak in sequential ordering and can't follow directions. They may test poorly and often don't do well in mathematics. In these cases, Dr. Levine observes, the problem is not a lack of intelligence but a learning style that doesn't fit the assignment. Drawing on his pioneering research and his work with thousands of students, Dr. Levine shows how parents and teachers can develop effective strategies to work through or around these weaknesses. "It's taken for granted in adult society that we cannot all be 'generalists' skilled in every area of learning and mastery. Nevertheless, we apply tremendous pressure to our children to be good at everything. They are expected to shine in math, reading, writing, speaking, spelling, memorization, comprehension, problem solving ... and none of us adults can" do all this, observes Dr. Levine. Learning begins in school but it doesn't end there. Frustrating a child's desire to learn will have lifelong repercussions. This frustration can be avoided if we understand that not every child can do equally well in every type of learning. We must begin to pay more attention to individual learning styles, to individual minds, urges Dr. Levine, so that we can maximize children's learning potential. In A Mind at a Time he shows us how
The myth of laziness by Melvin D Levine( Book )

29 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows parents how to help their children become productive adults, explaining how to overcome the common problem of getting work done, identifying areas of neurodevelopmental weakness, and demonstrating how to emphasize a child's strengths
Ready or not, here life comes by Melvin D Levine( Book )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A nationally known pediatrician and author addresses the question of why some youngsters make a successful transition into adulthood while others do not. Parents and schools often raise children in a highly structured world, leaving them unable to cope on their own. Dr. Levine urges that schools teach "life prep," equipping adolescents with what they will need to succeed as adults. He identifies these skills as "the four I's": inner direction, or self-awareness; interpretation, or understanding the outside world; instrumentation, or the acquisition of mental tools; and interaction, or the ability to relate to other people effectively. He offers advice for young adults who find themselves unable to navigate the world of careers
Developmental-behavioral pediatrics by William B Carey( Book )

24 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fourth edition of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, the pioneering, original text, emphasizes children's assets and liabilities, not just categorical labels. It includes fresh perspectives from new editors, Drs. William Coleman, Ellen Elias, and Heidi Feldman, as well as further contributions from two of the original editors, William B. Carey, M.D, and Allen C. Crocker, M.D. This comprehensive resource offers information and guidance on normal development and behavior: genetic influences, the effect of general physical illness and psychosocial and biologic factors on development and behavior. It is also sufficiently scholarly and scientific to serve as a definitive reference for researchers, teachers, and consultants. With a more user-friendly design and online access through Expert Consult functionality, this resource offers easy access comprehensive guidance. Features new chapters dealing with genetic influences on development and behavior, crisis management, coping strategies, self-esteem, self-control, and inborn errors of metabolism to cover the considerable advances and latest developments in the field. Focuses on the clinical aspects of function and dysfunction, rather than arranging subjects according to categorical labels. Emphasizes children's assets as well as their liability so you get a well-developed approach to therapeutic management. Concludes each chapter with a summary of the principle points covered, with tables, pictures and diagrams to clarify and enhance the presentation. Offers a highly practical focus, emphasizing evaluation, counseling, medical treatment, and follow-up. Features superb photos and figures that illustrate a wide variety of concepts
Keeping a head in school : a student's book about learning abilities and learning disorders by Melvin D Levine( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the types of learning disabilities children can suffer from, and discusses some ways of overcoming these conditions
A mind at a time by Melvin D Levine( Recording )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an analysis of children's learning patterns for parents and teachers
The myth of laziness by Melvin D Levine( )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Levine shows parents how to nurture their children's strengths and improve their classroom productivity. He identifies seven forms of neuro-developmental dysfunctions that obstruct output and shows how to correct them so that underachieving students can become more productive
All kinds of minds : a young student's book about learning abilities and learning disorders by Melvin D Levine( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and Danish and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains a variety of learning disabilities to elementary school children
Educational care : a system for understanding and helping children with learning problems at home and in school by Melvin D Levine( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes weak attention controls, reduced remembering, chronic misunderstanding, deficient output, delayed skill acquisition, and poor adaptation
Developmental variation and learning disorders by Melvin D Levine( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early adolescent transitions( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pediatric approach to learning disorders by Melvin D Levine( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Middle childhood : development and dysfunction( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Development and behavior : older children and adolescents( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mastering the challenge of reading( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the reading process, common problems students face, and practical strategies teachers and parents can use to help students succeed. Includes an overview, introduction for teachers and parents, and specific information on how memory, language, and attention connect to reading
Symposium on recurrent pain in children( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thinking with numbers( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learning math involves a variety of skills and if students struggle in one area, they can fall behind and become anxious about math in general. Explore common problems students face, as well as practical strategies teachers and parents can use to help students succeed. Includes an overview, introduction for teachers and parents, and specific information on how things affect a student's ability to think with numbers: memory, language, attention, spatial ordering and task ordering and higher order cognition
Getting thoughts on paper( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the skills involved in getting thoughts on paper, common problems students face, and practical strategies teachers and parents can use to help students succeed. Includes an overview, introduction for teachers and parents, and specific information on how attention, memory, language, neuromotor functions and higher order cognition relate to writing
Behavioral complications( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows children and early adolescents struggling to behave in acceptable ways in classroom and home situations and explores behavioral problems that may stem from a student's poor performance in school. Offers practical strategies that teachers and parents can use to help children manage inappropriate behaviors such as acting out, anger and aggression and difficulties with social skills--all behaviors that can interfere with academic and social success
No child left different by Sharna Olfman( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stellar group of authors from across disciplines explains the alarming increase in the use of psychotropic medications, questions the causes, and presents disturbing thoughts regarding this phenomenon and the risks it creates for children. They take an in-depth look at the conditions that have led to drugging our children, and stress how emotional, social, cultural, and physical environments can both damage and heal young minds. And they challenge the model that maintains that psychological disturbance is genetic and thus requires medication. This is riveting reading for all who care about t
 
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A mind at a time
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Levine, Mel 1940-

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Levine, Melvin David 1940-

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The myth of lazinessReady or not, here life comesDevelopmental-behavioral pediatricsKeeping a head in school : a student's book about learning abilities and learning disordersA mind at a timeThe myth of lazinessAll kinds of minds : a young student's book about learning abilities and learning disordersEducational care : a system for understanding and helping children with learning problems at home and in school