Education is a (neuro)biological process. Not paying attention to this fact can provoke challenging behavior. The key to success in school thus lies in internalizing the vantage point of the “malfunctioning” child.The author’s case histories begin from extreme preconditions: autism, trisomy 21, epilepsy, Tourette’s syndrome, etc. They intend to enable the reader to see presumed unalterable limitations as challenges and not to view neurobiological perceptions as boundaries. Educational optimism should always be possible with less momentous symptoms. (Neuro)biological boundaries serve not as insuperable obstacles, but as welcome challenges. This is a book for everyone wanting to avoid learning difficulties in children or to better understand their own role in education.
Dr. André Frank Zimpel ist Professor für Erziehungswissenschaft Förderschwerpunkt Geistige Entwicklung an der Universität Hamburg.