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Misunderstood Minds Searching for Success in School
Misunderstood Minds Searching for Success in School
Actor: Chris Bury
Director: Michael Kirk
Genres: Kids & Family, Television, Educational, Documentary
NR     2004     1hr 30min

You feel like the luckiest person alive: your seven-year-old is a bright, social, athletic child with countless friends. His potential seems unlimited, his future success unquestionable. Then one day a teacher calls you to...  more »

     
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Actor: Chris Bury
Director: Michael Kirk
Genres: Kids & Family, Television, Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Kids & Family, Kids & Family, Educational, Documentary
Studio: WGBH Boston
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 06/29/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Misunderstood Minds
Heather Niederhauser | Layton, UT United States | 09/08/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I teach high school and this video did a few things for me. First, it showed me the importance of elementary school teachers in pin pointing learning disabilities. Second, it is important for parents to explore different possibilities for why students aren't performing. I have an 8 yr old nephew who was just diagnosed with severe dislexia and the original prescription was drugs for ADD. Explore the possibilities! Third, the specific story of the teenager drove home the importance of having smaller classes in high school. I have 35 kids in each class. I know that for some, that is small. I have 6 classes. It is impossible for teachers, most of us wish we could, to be able to cater to the needs of each individual student. The video showed the importance of not only giving a correct diagnosis for a students problems, but the importance of following through and working with the student, so he or she can really succeed. The real stories showed the emotion that not only the students go through, but the families as well. It is a firm reminder that children need understanding, not labels. I recommend Misunderstood Minds."
A must for all parents and schools !!
William H. Yarroll II | El Segundo, California United States | 05/17/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Parents and educators alike must get this presentation !! We must stop labeling every problem as ADD and get educated on the latest Brain Research . Many young people are suffering needlessly because there has not been enough promotion of this research ."
Attention Parents and Teachers
William H. Yarroll II | 05/09/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was so captivated by just the title. It is a must see for every parent with a child who has a learning disability. That not every child is an honor student or needs to be. If you see this video you must read the book A Mind at a Time, by Dr. Mel Levine."
FOR ANY PARENT WHO'S CHILD HAS JUST BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH ADD
HELENA- CANCUN | CANCUN-MEXICO | 06/28/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'M A MOTHER OF A 7 YEAR OLD ADD DAUGHTER I LIVE IN CANCUN-MEXICO WHERE INFORMATION OTHER THAN PSICOLOGIST'S VIEW OF "THE PROBLEM" IS VERY HARD TO COME BY, MY DAUGHTER SPENT 3 YEARS IN OCUPATIONAL THERAPY AND EVERYWHERE I WENT I WAS TOLD TO MEDICATE HER, HOWEVER SOME INSTINCT TOLD ME NOT TO....IT DIDN'T FEEL RIGHT. IF YOU DON'T WANT TO SPEND A FORTUNE ON BOOKS LIKE I DID I'LL RECOMMEND 3 BOOKS THAT WILL GET YOU STARTED AND WELL ON YOUR WAY IN FINDING OUT WHAT'S GOING ON AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT AND HOW TO HELP; NO MORE RITALIN, NO MORE ADHD - RIGHT BRAINED CHILDREN IN A LEFT BRAINED WORLD - THE ADD AND ADHD DIET, UPDATED VERSION. GOOD LUCK, HELENA"