"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.
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
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.