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Meet Magination Press Author Brenda S. Miles
Meet Magination Press Author Colleen Patterson


I like school, but sometimes I get confused.
That's because I learn in a different way.
But guess what? That's OK.

How I Learn introduces the concept of a learning disability in concrete terms for younger students. This supportive and upbeat story reassures readers that they are capable, and can use "smart strategies" to help themselves learn.

And that's better than OK. That's GREAT!

A Note to Parents, Caregivers, and Professionals is included, with suggestions to guide discussion and help children identify their particular strengths and challenges.

About the Authors

Brenda S. Miles, PhD, is a clinical pediatric neuropsychologist who has worked in hospital, rehabilitation, and school settings. She is particularly interested in evidence-based interventions and brain plasticity in the remediation of learning challenges. Her first book for children, Imagine a Rainbow: A Child's Guide for Soothing Pain, was published by Magination Press in 2006.

Colleen A. Patterson, MA, is a psychologist who has worked in the field of school and clinical psychology for the past 20 years. She is an advocate for students with learning challenges within the educational system. How I Learn: A Kid's Guide to Learning Disability is her first book.

About the Illustrator

Jane Heinrichs studied illustration at Camberwell College of Arts in London, England. She loves drawing, reading, and huge chocolate sundaes. Her first book, Magic at the Museum, was short-listed for "Best-Illustrated Book" at the Manitoba Book Awards.

Reviews & Awards
  • Gold Medal, Mom's Choice Awards

A valuable resource to teach all children about strategies for learning, How I Learn is a choice pick for school library picture book collections.
Midwest Book Review

The authors present some excellent strategies for students and parents in a gentle, accessible manner.
School Library Journal

How I Learn will serve as an important resource for children in helping them understand their experiences with a learning disability. The language used is appropriate, supportive, and friendly, and will make this story very approachable and readable for its intended child audience.
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