Paul J. Arend
May 1, 1973
A Walkin AnotherPairofShoes is an effort to explain to others, particularly pupils, how it feels to be a child with learning disabilities and hopefully to reduce the frequency of teasing by regular pupils. It goes about these tasks by showing an upper elementary school age child in a variety of settings in class, on the playground, and at home. Included are illustrations of various visual, auditory, and motor difficulties as well as areas of strength. This reviewer has limited firsthand experience with A Walk in Another PairofShoes but has received comments from several school staff members who have used it with elementary school students. The general consensus was that the combination of content and narration by Tennessee Ernie Ford was very useful for basic education of both pupils and teachers. Very likely it would be similarly useful with other adults.