Emily is eight years old. The author, Mrs. Lane, her third grade teacher, thinks she will retire at the end of the year. However, her plans are redirected when she discovers that this intelligent child has great difficulty reading. No one has determined her problem.
Mrs. Lane’s compassion and love for Emily plus her knowledge about language learning disabilities takes her on a journey that forever changes the lives of both student and teacher. Together they solve the puzzle.
“Finally, a book long overdue. It confronts the need for teachers who work with students with specific learning disabilities to have a personal and caring relationship with their students. I strongly recommend this work to end the “masquerade of professionalism” often touted as the current wave of education. The time to expedite the power of a warm, creative relationship between a teacher and her student with specific learning disabilities is now.”
—Robert E. Lehton, Psy.D., Licensed Clinical Child Psychologist
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Patricia Lane obtained her B.S. in Education (K-8) from Mansfield State College, Mansfield, Pennsylvania and her M.S. from Hunter College of the City University of New York. She did extensive graduate work at Columbia University, New York and Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
She dedicated her life to teaching young children and professionals as a classroom teacher, staff developer, and adjunct professor. During her thirty-four years in public education, she also became project manager for Ridgewood Public Schools Publications, Ridgewood, New Jersey.
After retiring from public school education, she tutored students with dyslexia and related language learning disabilities for ten years.
Now, she and her husband reside in Cape Canaveral, Florida enjoying the sunshine, space shots and leisure activities. Spending time with their six grandchildren is a highlight in their lives.
Patricia continues to read and write and is working on her next book.