Australasia's Biggest Online Store

Shop over a million Toys in our Huge New Range

Loving Lefties

For a left-handed child in a right-friendly world, tasks that should come easily can seem confusing and frustrating. Parents of the more than 400,000 lefties born annually in the United States have had no resource that deals seriously with the learning difficulties their children face -- until now.

"Loving Lefties" is the first ever guide to address all the issues pertinent to left-handedness: the biology, the physiology, and the psychological and practical effects of being a left-handed child. An essential aid for parents, teachers, and professionals, it covers the history and mythology of the left-handed brain, and offers sound advice on:

• recognizing left-handedness in a child

• making your child's home and school lefty-friendly

• giving your child appropriate direction and encouragement

• identifying the advantages of being left-handed

• helping your child learn the skills his right-handed parents, instructors, and siblings consider basic.

Filled with resource lists, guidelines, quick tips, answers to frequently asked questions, case studies, and anecdotes, Loving Lefties is the essential guide for raising a happy, healthy southpaw.

Product Details

Table of Contents

Contents Introduction One Left-Handedness: A Brief Journey of Discovery Two Studies and Statistics Three How to Know If You're Raising a Lefty: Early Signs and Signals Four The Biology and Physiology of Left-Handedness Five Helping Your Lefty with the Basics -- Physically and Emotionally Six Making Your Environment Lefty Friendly Seven School Daze: Making Sure Your Child's School Is Lefty Friendly and Lefty Positive Eight Recreation and Your Lefty Nine Possible Problems and How to Overcome Them Ten The Gifts of Left-Handedness Resources Bibliography

About the Author

Jane M. Healey, Ph.D. has been an assistant professor of psychiatry at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York for the past fifteen years. She received her predoctoral neuropsychology training at Montefiore Hospital and Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and her postdoctoral neuropsychology training at the Boston VA Medical Center. She has extensive teaching and research credentials in the areas of left-handedness, dyslexia, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. She lives in Ridgewood, New Jersey.

How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Loving Lefties: How to Raise Your Left-Handed Child in a Right-Handed World on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by, Inc.
Back to top