Publishers Weekly, 1986-08-15 MacCracken (City Kid; Lovey, a Very Special Child, a learning-disabilities therapist in New Jersey, personalizes the torments endured by many schoolchildren and their parents. According to statistics, one of every five students today has difficulty in some area of learning. The boys and girls who come to MacCracken for evaluation and tutoring are physically indistinguishable from their peers; many are intellectually superior yet unable to meet school and social norms in skills of reading, writing and calculating. Through the portraits of children she has treated, MacCracken shows what makes them bloom; in one case, even a dyslexic parent is helped. Explaining her profession in lay terms, the author indicates that her mission is not only remediation but guiding children to ``become successful in their place of workschooland to improve the quality of their lives.'' Teachers and parents will enjoy and benefit from this sharing. First serial to McCall's. (September) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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