Scott Barry Kaufman, PhD is a Cognitive Psychologist, Researcher and Author who has focused his work on redefining how we think about intelligence and creativity. In ‘Ungifted’ Kaufman shares his own personal story of being diagnosed as learning disabled as a child and recounts the limitations and restrictions that he faced as a result of this labelling process, how he resisted it and moved beyond it. ‘Ungifted’ is impressive because it combines Kaufman’s inspirational first person narrative account with an indepth critical and reflexive analysis of the relevant theory and research, its implications for practice and of course its relevance to our everyday lives!
I have been looking forward to reading Harriet Pattison’s book ‘Rethinking Learning to Read’ since I heard it was being published. As a home educating parent with two children, it has been a privilege observing them learning to read. We have been able to facilitate and support them in that process, reading to them, answering questions and typing for them as and when needed.