Reviews of Your Child Learns Differently, Now What?
“Exceptionally well written and thoroughly 'parent friendly' in organization and presentation, "Your Child Learns Differently, Now What?: The Truth for Parents" is an invaluably informative DIY guide for parents having to deal with children who are not succeeding as they should in elementary school, middle school, or high school curriculums. While unreservedly recommended for community library Parenting collections, it should be noted for personal reading lists that "Your Child Learns Differently, Now What?: The Truth for Parents" is also readily available in a digital book format ”
Midwest Book Reviews
last! A definitive guide for parents to understand and use cognitive skills
training to level the playing field for their children who learn differently.
In one easy to read book, expert authors Hill and Stark have wiped the slate
clean and given parents a leg up they have so desperately been searching for.”
Charles sosnik, education analyst and featured columnist
“I have seen happy children reach their full potential no matter what their learning difficulties. I offer my congratulations to Stark and Hill for tackling such a difficult issue in this book and for what they have done for children everywhere.”
Dr. Patricia Wolfe, Author of Brain Matters
"What an incredible book! Parents, grandparents, and guardians find it valuable. Not only does it go into
detail of what cognitive skills are, it explains that they are the foundation for
all learning and why it's so important that we help our children develop these
skills. It's an easy read and the
personal stories make it easy for parents understand why their child might be struggling and then provide the book provides the solution of how to help them.”
Dr. lou Whitaker, Retired associate superintendent, Principal and teacher
“Roger Stark and Betsy Hill’s new book Your Child Learns Differently, Now What? gets at the real juggernaut in American education around success for all in our K-12 education system. The authors clearly identify and provide interventions for the critical mental processes called cognitive skills, the basis of how our brain learns, a topic too little discussed in teacher preparation programs.
“If your child is struggling in school, especially at the elementary grades, you want to devour the knowledge and skills Stark and Hill have presented.”
Dr. Kenneth Eastwood, former Superintendent for the Middletown City School District in New York
“A light for caregivers that are willing to help their loved ones shine in school and life. Read and succeed!”
John Axtell, Homeschooler, Special Education Mentor and Advocate, School Board Member
"Once I started reading Your Child Learns Differently, Now What? I did not put the book down aside from driving home from work and dinner with my family. I found this a very easy, clear book to read. Betsy and Roger have a simple 5-step plan for parents/teachers/administration to support students being better learners. The process is easy enough for anyone to follow and execute. Everyone can learn better and be a better student. It happens for us with our students, in an average small town, with kids of all backgrounds and demographics, and over the process the students stop being tardy, they are more organized, and the discipline and poor choices dissolve."
"This book is truly a contribution to us all! It guides the reader through a learning process of how to understand and work with unique learning styles. It leaves one so hopeful for helping children at all stages of the learning process. I especially valued the approach to parents ( I will purchase books for both my adult kids who have children). It addresses their pain, pressures, strengths and appeals to their commitment to 'take the wheel' and use the mindset and practical skills described and validated with such impactful statistics and facts. This book is filled with real stories, real pain, real solutions."
Kathy Leck, Executive Coach, Consultant and Adjunct Professor at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management
"As a middle school principal, I often look for ways for my teachers to change and modify their practices or for a new curricular tool to help make data more actionable, but never had I considered the possibility of a tool designed to help the students instead. BrainWare came to my school back in 2019 and I was hopefully optimistic. I had tried other programs and it always seemed they would overpromise and underdeliver with regard to meaningful impact on student success. Within the first 5 months of implementation, it was easy to see something was different about BrainWare. Throughout the past 4 years of using and implementing BrainWare in my school, I have learned so much about the “why” of student struggles as well as ways to overcome the educational hurdles that may pop up.
"If students are academically behind when they get to middle school, there are likely barriers that exist in their cognitive processes. And despite all the best intentions, until you are able to help them overcome and learn new strategies, you will continue to watch those same issues keep them from the success they desire and deserve. 'Your Child Learns Differently' walks through the what, why and how of student struggles and gives you the tools to overcome before the gap becomes too large to close. "
Tom Hughes, Principal, Maple Crest STEM Middle School, Kokomo, Indiana
"I am so glad that Betsy and Roger have shared their knowledge and expertise in this area. The parent testimonials are very moving and help what they are teaching have more impact."
Dr. Laurie S. Lipman, Psychiatrist affiliated with Northwestern Medicine-Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois
"I really enjoyed reading this book. It is well written, very informative, impactful and inspiring. It is a valuable resource that will enhance parents' ability to build their children's learning ability so that learning becomes engaging, fun, and intellectually liberating."
Donald Newman, cEO, CRG Capital, parent
"The book offers an important perspective for educators seeking to deepen their understanding of how students learn and the science behind it. While many university programs do a great job of preparing the next generation of teachers, there is an inconsistent delivery of the Science of Learning. This book will help to empower teachers to reach more students and help them achieve on a "more consistent basis.:
Josh Wenning, Executive Director, Region 8 Education Service Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana
"Roger and Betsy bring hope to those in the desert of learning distress through this thought-provoking read! Everyone can truly be the CEO of You. The keys to unlock this hope are within."
Mark Bowell, Parent, School Board Member, President of the Institute for Learning Dynamics
“Working with BrainWare helped our school district rise from
the bottom 10% in the state to the seventh highest
performing district. This book will help parents use the
same approach with their own children.”
“What I have seen with my own son is the resilience and the
growth mindset that came from understanding where he is
strong and the excitement of reaching new levels and
improving his cognitive skills. And that was even before
the research that I conducted for my doctoral dissertation.
Just like a tiny flame brightens a dark room, the concise
book that Roger and Betsy have written unravels the
confusion about the science of learning and enlightens
each parent with the impact of cognitive training on their
child’s growth and ability to overcome challenges.”
Dr. Sarah Avtzon, Chair of Daemen University’s Brooklyn Branch Campus Graduate Programs in Special Education