In Dr. Jordan's words: "This book is about replacing crushed spirits with cheerful hearts." It first explains how the brain functions in learning and remembering throughout one's life span. Individual chapters then describe the types of learning disabilities (LD) that exist throughout adulthood:
dyslexia, attention deficit disorders, Scotopic Sensitivity syndrome, Nonverbal LD, Social-Emotional LD, and mental health factors that frequently accompany learning disabilities. The discussion is two-fold. First, each type of LD is described and explained. Then management strategies are presented for helping learning-disabled adults of all ages. The Jordan Index for Asperger's Syndrome is published here for the first time.