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Just Another Kid

Just Another Kid No other teacher had been able to handle these six emotionally damaged children Three were recent arrivals from battletorn Ireland horribly traumitized by the nightmare of war Then there was eleven y

  • Title: Just Another Kid
  • Author: Torey L. Hayden
  • ISBN: 9780380705641
  • Page: 151
  • Format: Paperback
  • No other teacher had been able to handle these six emotionally damaged children Three were recent arrivals from battletorn Ireland, horribly traumitized by the nightmare of war Then there was eleven year old Dirkie, who had known no life outside of an institution Mariana, who was dangerously excitable and sexually precocious, though she was only eight and Leslie, sevenNo other teacher had been able to handle these six emotionally damaged children Three were recent arrivals from battletorn Ireland, horribly traumitized by the nightmare of war Then there was eleven year old Dirkie, who had known no life outside of an institution Mariana, who was dangerously excitable and sexually precocious, though she was only eight and Leslie, seven years old, yet completely unresponsive and unable to speak These were the children entrusted to the care of Torey Hayden, the extraordinary special education teacher who refused to give up on them She was determined that every child should experience joy, hope, and a future free of fear, and with compassion, patience, and most of all love, she knew that miracles can happen.

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    1. Torey L. Hayden says:
      Victoria Lynn Hayden, known as Torey L Hayden born May 21, 1951 in Livingston, Montana is a child psychologist, special education teacher, university lecturer and writer of non fiction books based on her real life experiences with teaching and counselling children with special needs.Subjects covered in her books include autism, Tourette syndrome, sexual abuse, fetal alcohol syndrome, and elective mutism now called selective mutism , her specialty.Hayden attended high school in Billings, Montana and graduated in 1969 She then attended Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington.A little time after having written her most famous book One Child, Hayden moved to Wales in 1980 and got married to a Scot called Ken two years later In 1985, she gave birth to her daughter Sheena Hayden is now divorced.She has also written three books of fiction in addition to her non fiction books.

    Comment 857 on “Just Another Kid

    1. Judith Yeabsley says:
      I needed a plane book so bought this for one pound in Asda Thought it d be an easy read It was Not great literature and the author is a little me, me, I m so good but the book was totally, totally engaging Could not put it down and despite being surrounded by demanding munchkins had pretty much finished it at the end of the flight It details the author s work with special needs kids and with a special parent battling alcoholism Absolutely fascinating and a must read I m gutted that the library h [...]

    2. Ashley says:
      This novel was very different from Hayden s others This story centers on her relationship with a parent who becomes an aide in the classroom Ladbrooke, the parent aide, has hidden demons of her own She feeds off Torey Hayden in same fashion as the children Ladbrooke repeats through the novel that she is just another kid in the classroom I liked this novel because it demonstrates how abused neglected children function as adults when they do not receive help I also liked it because it offered ano [...]

    3. Tiffany says:
      As with Hayden s other books, her writing style is easy and engaging I read it in one afternoon, as I was unable to disengage from the story and characters Hayden s choice of career was definitely the right path, and her choosing to write about it was another bonus, for those of us who have found her books I recommend all her books You cannot help but feel for the children and parents of these sometimes lost cases Thank goodness for teachers like Torey Hayden.

    4. Librariann says:
      Another Torey Hayden special Her books are like crack.

    5. Kathryn says:
      Just Another Kid is a really good memoir about a teacher who teaches kids with problems.There s Dirkie, an eleven year old kid who spent most of his life moving from foster home to foster home, and in an institution He gets really excited about things, and won t let them go He has obsessions with things like long blond hair, and cats, and will NOT leave them alone, constantly asking drawing and touching his obsessions.Leslie, a seemingly unwanted child, who lives with her mother and step father [...]

    6. Izabela says:
      Although an interesting read, the story focuses on Torey s relationship with Ladbrooke than any of the children If it had been meant to be that way, I would have certainly given it 5 stars, but since the children seem like a background story than the main story, it isn t as good a read as I had hoped for.

    7. Jan says:
      One excellently told story from inside a very special Special Education classroom filled with emotionally challenged children This story includes an adult with very real emotional needs Loving all the Torey Hayden books How did I miss these all these years Inspiring and compelling reading.

    8. Haniva Az Zahra says:
      ini adalah buku terakhir yang Torey Hayden tulis sebelum ia akhirnya menikah dan memiliki anak isinya menceritakan tentang, seperti biasa, kelas pendidikan anak anak berkebutuhan khusus baru kelas yang ini, aku menemukan berbagai murid Torey yang benar benar berbeda dari anak reguler Ada seorang anak dengan spektrum autisme dan mungkin juga sedikit kerusakan otak yang membuat dirinya selalu kosong seakan tidak hadir di dunia yang sama dengan diri kita, ada juga seorang anak perempuan dengan kema [...]

    9. Marilyn says:
      This was an amazing book true story Torey Hayden is a psychologist who has returned to America because of a visa issue While waiting for her visa to clear so she could go back to her cottage in Wales, and her fiance, she is asked to substitute for a special needs class Reluctantly, she agrees The class starts out with only 3 children, but soon adds another 3 having come from the turmoil in Ireland England 1970 s 80s One of the children s mother becomes a real challenge for Torey In not knowing q [...]

    10. Karen says:
      Not nearly as terrible as I fully expected it to be quite readable actually I m sickened by the plethora of this type of book in recent years Disney eyed kid on the cover, some allusion to abuse, and invariably the word child or a synonym in the title It just seems awfully exploitative making money on the back of these horrific stories But this book forced me to examine my logic is it not worse for authors of outright fiction to dabble in a culture for research purposes, without actually doing a [...]

    11. Someone says:
      I would never imagine an alcoholic just being able to get off the stuffs like the situation given, but this is based on a true story, so I guess it s true.I didn t like how the time line was always confusing as I couldn t help but really wonder how the fiancee never really came to visit her or have long conversations but they still nailed the marriage when she got back Maybe I m missing a whole tonne because I ve read the readers digest version.Overall, I really enjoyed reading the book about th [...]

    12. Vy says:
      Buku ini bercerita tentang pengalaman Torey yang diminta mengajar sebuah kelas sembari menunggu Visa nya turun Beragam hal terjadi di kelas ini, mulai dari anak yang sulit mengendalikan diri, tidak bisa fokus, Dirkie yang selalu membuat onar Sampai pada suatu hari Torey mendapat asisten yang kemudian menjadi murid istimewa Torey Buku ini mengajarkan tentang kesabaran, manusia manusia luar biasa dan cara penanganan yang luar biasa pula Kita harus menerima mereka sebagai bagian dari kehidupan kita [...]

    13. April Fusilier says:
      Torey Haydens memoir is well written, touching and inspiring It is a true reflection of how teachers who care touch the lives of their students and can create a ripple effect of change I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good page turner Being able to find out about the characters she depicted within the novel was also a very compelling The relationship she developed with her students and with Landbrook furthered her ability to help them Ultimately the reader discovers that Landb [...]

    14. Mallory says:
      This book is really irritating Torey Hayden obviously has a messiah complex While I liked some of the stories about her students, her meddling in places where she doesn t belong, self satisfaction in her chosen career and smug belief that she not only can but should try to save everyone she encounters pretty much ruined this one for me I know a lot of people enjoy Hayden s Special Ed Chick Lit, but I just couldn t stand her Two stars because the stories about her students made up for the author [...]


    15. Virginia says:
      Dobbiamo accettare le persone per quello che sono non per quello che vorremmo fossero

    16. Fidia says:
      Akhirnya rampung bacanya berakhir dengan ya sudahlah seperti biasa Akhir pelajaran selalu menjadi kenangan manis berharap ada bukunya yang mempertemukan Torey lagi dgn murid muridnya.

    17. Demi says:
      Another fantastic book by this author I love that it explains all the children s problems rather than focusing on one child and that it also included the adults relationship as well I liked that the epilogue covered what had happened to the children briefly as I was curious to know

    18. Margarida B. says:
      Mais uma vez deparamo nos com outro ano letivo de Torey Hayden Este ano, por m, para al m das crian as na sala de aulas, Torey tem uma assistente volunt ria muito inesperada que acaba por se tornar numa amiga Neste livro podemos ter tamb m um vislumbre pessoal da vida de Torey Achei interessante, embora n o tenha sido dos meus favoritos definitivamente Ainda assim, uma boa leitura.

    19. Nicole says:
      Torey Hayden Just Another Kid Victoria Lynn Hayden, known as Torey L Hayden born May 21, 1951 in Livingston, Montana is a child psychologist, special education teacher, university lecturer and writer of non fiction books based on her real life experiences with teaching and counselling children with special needs.Subjects covered in her books include autism, Tourette syndrome, sexual abuse, fetal alcohol syndrome, and elective mutism now called selective mutism , her specialty Torey Hayden s book [...]

    20. Dhe says:
      un libro inusuale per questa autrice infatti narra le vicende di 6 bambini ma anche le vicenda della mamma di una di queste bambine durante la lettura incontriamo Mariana, che di suo se si esclude una famiglia disastrata alle spalle e un precoce approccio sessuale quella con meno problemi.Dirkie ha l ossessione per i capelli lunghi e per i gatti, e come Mariana presenta un precoce approccio sessuale.Leslie non autosufficiente autistica e ha enormi problemi sia fisici che mentali e grandi problem [...]

    21. Kris says:
      In each of Hayden s books or at least the ones that take place in a classroom , you re introduced to the kids, and all of them have their specific issues throughout the book, Hayden talks about helping each one of them improve as much as they can But there s always one kid that the crux of the story focuses on, and so I started this book trying to identify which kid is the just another kid of the title We re introduced to Leslie, a barely functioning, possibly autistic little girl, along with he [...]

    22. Chana says:
      I ve read two previous of Torey Hayden s books the first one titled One Child and a recent one where she goes back and tries to re connect with the child from One Child with mixed results This book Just Another Kid, is in the time period between those two books She is still anticipating going to Wales and getting married She still has a lot of the hope and optimism that young people have and she does a very good job with the kids The title Just Another Kid refers to the mother of one of her kid [...]

    23. Sabrina Morgan says:
      In this book, Torey Hayden teaches a challenging class for emotionally disturbed children consisting of Shamie, Geraldine and Shemona, three refugees from Northern Ireland, one of whom Shemona is an elective mute Dirkie, who has schizophrenia Mariana, who is sexually precocious but academically behind and Leslie, also autistic and unable to communicate Hayden could badly use an aide, and she accepts Leslie s mother, Ladbrooke, who is a beautiful but aloof women with a history of alcoholism and c [...]

    24. Loudelah0 says:
      I wasn t sure how i was going to like this book a it was one of the many that was given to me and i picked it form my TBR jar and just thought id go into it knowing very little.I think one of the reasons i liked this book was because it was around the times of the Northern Irish troubles and because i am from NI i enjoy reading about these times.I loved that it was based on six emotionally challenged children that had all different problems and background stories, you learn to love each and ever [...]

    25. Lisa says:
      One teacher, with the power of 10 therapists Torey Hayden isn t just another teacher she helps the most troubled kids with life, helping them and their families reconstruct In this book, there re 6 kids, and one adult 3 who are coming from Ireland filled with terrorized war, and the kids are traumatized Dirkie who is in a mental institution for pretty much his whole life, Mariana who is only 7 and yet sexually precocious Leslie who never talked or even responded to anything Torey said I can make [...]

    26. Listiyani says:
      I have this book so long time, but i never want to read it, because i am a little afraid with child abuse topics.But Saturday I begin to look this book, and I am attracted with the whole story First day, i sleep until late trying to finish this book I don t know what i will do in a class with a child like Shemona, Geraldine, Dirkie, Leslie, Mariana, Shamie but i agree that these little children not only need conducive environment but they also need help from others We can t only receive them wha [...]

    27. Alecia Hefner says:
      I truly trruly enjoyed this book and partially for the element that it wasn t just about Torey s work with the children but this time with a woman older than her that really needed her It was nice to see the interaction between the 2 adults The ending of the book was satisfying if not a little sad to learn of how things turned out for one of the children It was a great book that I had a hard time putting down and as with all of her other books I felt like I got to know them all personally and th [...]

    28. Siri says:
      all hayden books get 4 stars from me bc they changed my life when i was in high school and made me want to be a psychologist to help kids like she did She is not meant to be a young adult writer I think her books are meant for adults, so don t think it s a kiddy book just cuz I read em in high school I don t remember much about the writing they are all written in first person but the TRUE stories about the children who she has worked with are heartbreaking and inspiring Haven t read one of her b [...]

    29. Brooke says:
      This book is great It made me cry, it made me laugh, it made me go awww , it even made me scared Its about Torey teaching special ed students and highlights how rewarding and challenging this job can be, but the best part about this book is Ladbrooke One of the children s parents who is struggling from alcohol addiction and referred as just another kid Ladbrooke also has bad social skills She is the reason I love this book I feel like I can personally relate to Ladbrooke even though I am only ei [...]

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