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Self Esteem & Stress Management

Individuals with learning disabilities often struggle with self esteem because of poor academic performance or difficulties with social relationships. Articles in this section provide tips for parents for developing healthy self esteem in their children, as well as resources for ways to talk with kids about learning disabilities.

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Helping Students Understand and Accept Their Learning Disabilities: The Demystification Conference

How do you help students understand — and cope — with their learning disability? At Churchill Center and School, through an annual "Demystification Conference," students are taught individually and with specially tailored plans how to remove the mystery of their learning disability. Learn how it works in this article.

Learned Helplessness and Attribution for Success and Failure in LD Students

Learning Disabilities and Sibling Issues

Siblings of kids with learning disabilities sometimes feel pushed into the background at home. Here's how to balance the needs of your child with LD and your other kids.

Lessons From Learners

Loneliness, Self-Efficacy, and Hope: Often Neglected Dimensions of the LD Learning Process

Students with learning disabilities often feel lonely and socially isolated in school. Learn more about how families can help their children build resilience, self-esteem, motivation, and family relationships.

Meeting the Challenge of Conformity

Many people with attention deficit disorder find that conforming to standard behavior in the workplace can be challenging. This article tells the story of Jane. Her story illustrates why conformity can be difficult, ways to identify problem areas, and how to navigate around them.

Meeting the Challenges of Maintaining Confidence as a Learner

New Teaching Approach Shuns Labeling Children

Paths to Inclusion

Predictors of Success from a Longitudinal Study

Preventing Antisocial Behavior in Disabled and At-Risk

Readers' Responses to Our Survey: "What Makes a Good Teacher?"

Thanks to all our readers who responded to the question; "What makes a good teacher?"

Remarks by Sally L. Smith at the National Gallery of Art

Research Results: Depression in Children with Learning Disabilities

Dr. John Maag, an expert on depression in kids with learning disabilities, discusses research on the topic.

Risk, Resilience, and Adjustment of Individuals with Learning Disabilities

School Failures, Adult Successes: The Negative Behaviors of Children with Severe Learning Disabilities That Often Turn Into Positive Attributes in Adulthood

The negative behaviors we often see in the child with severe learning disabilities and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) frequently turn into positive attributes in adulthood. Parents, take note: There is often a light at the end of the tunnel.

Self-Advocacy for College Students

Self-Advocacy: A Valuable Skill for Your Teenager with LD

Teens with LD can learn to be their own best advocates by understanding their strengths and needs, identifying their goals, and communicating those to other people.

Self-Esteem

Stress Management for the Learning Disabled

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