Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Is My Kid Stupid? by Nizingha West

This book is a very informative helpful resource tool for parents who have concern with their child's educational development and prognosis.  The author shares a wealth of information in a packed book.  She provides you with questions to answer concerning your child and extra pages to make your notes on the chapter materials.  You'll find:
  • the most common learning disabilities defined for you in easy terms 
  • advice for choosing outside help
  • a chapter on lazy vs. learning disabled
  • getting help from the school
  • tips on what to do when you aren't getting the help needed
  • ideas on choosing an advocate
  • private education tips
  • helping to motivate your child at home
  • choosing activities for your child
  • information on when medicine is needed or no
  • moving from grade school to college
  • therapies that can help
  • there are sample of letters 
  • tips on what parents should never do 
  • and so much more
as you can see there is a wealth of information in this little book for those that are in need of it.

In her new, informative book Is My Kid Stupid?, Special Education expert Nzingha West offers proven methods of approach that will increase the quality of your child’s education whether your child is learning disabled or just really far behind in school. You can finally stop worrying about your child’s education, because now you’ll have all of the most powerful resources available to you; a book written by an expert and the knowledge that comes with it.

Is My Kid Stupid? Avoiding an Educational Disaster teaches you:
  • How to choose the best practitioner for your child
  • How to get a free private school education for your child
  • How to write the letters that get immediate results for your child
  • How to choose the best advocate for your child and how to advocate for your child yourself
  • How to significantly lower the cost of college for your child and eliminate college loans from your vocabulary
Is My Kid Stupid? also offers free letter templates and gives you suggestions for helpful websites.

Nzingha West is a special education specialist working in New York City. As an instructor Nzingha’s expertise has been featured onRadio Disney, 106.7 Lite Fm in New York, News 12 Connecticut, NPR Radio and several parenting magazines. Before starting her education career Nzingha worked in several labs as chemist. Nzingha has honed her education expertise over 10 years in New York City schools and private companies. Nzingha has worked with several prestigous schools such as The Harlem Children’s Zone, University Settlement, The New York Foundling, The American Museum of Natural History and The City College of New York among others.

Nzingha is also the owner of Urbane Academics where she provides Special Education Advocacy, Educational Testing and Private and Small group instruction from her office. Because of her vast level of knowledge and expertise, Nzingha has worked with students in some of the most prestigious schools in New York such as the Brearley School, The Dalton School, The United Nations International School, The British International School as well as several public and parochial schools.

Nzingha firmly believes in the fair education of all students and their families no matter their economic status.

You can visit Nzingha West’s website at or

A copy of this book was provided for review by Pump up your Book tours


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