Learning Disabled Are Really Special Learners-Here's Proof - Jon Van Loon

Learning Disabled Are Really Special Learners-Here's Proof

By Jon Van Loon

  • Release Date: 2012-11-18
  • Genre: Self-Improvement


A must have for individuals with learning problems (10% of the population thus suffers severely with many more with a lesser difficulty); this small book outlines the experience of my struggles and victory over a severe learning disability. Despite being bullied and hounded from a variety of doubters and academic skeptics I turned my life style failures and academic mediocrity into a major academic and professional success. As a Full Professor with an earned PhD at the University of Toronto I published 6 text/research books and 120 peer reviewed research papers mainly in Environmental Chemistry. This book demonstrates that the initial discouragement of a learning disability for young people in particular need not prevent the attainment of a successful academic and professional career.

Readers with learning disabilities are normally concentration challenged due to the nature of their problem. Thus a relatively concise treatise of a subject is welcomed. I have presented this material in lectures to students, parents teachers and a variety of other professionals including psychologists, school principals and specialists and have always had an enthusiastic response.

Books describing this level of achievement from persons with severe learning problems are seldom available from individuals that have experienced this type of success. Most books on Learning Disabilities come from special educational specialists and are not nearly as uplifting and encouraging.