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 developing healthy self esteem in children, as well as resources for ways to talk with kids about learning disabilities.
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Marshall Raskind, Ph.D., describes the specific success attributes he and his colleagues identified in their research among individuals with learning disabilities.
A psychologist specializing in language-based learning disabilities explains how to talk to children about their LD: All the parts you need to be smart are in your brain. Nothing is missing or broken. The difference between your brain and one that doesn't have an LD is that your brain gets "traffic jams" on certain highways.
Actor and author Henry Winkler reminisces about how dyslexia impacted his school years in this article from Highlights for Children magazine. "Now I know," he writes, "that even if a person learns differently, he or she can still be filled with greatness."
We often label students according to their behavior-without knowing the essential cause for behavior such as "laziness," " carelessness," or "acting out." Identifying the cause can be quite complex. This article explores the connections between learning disabilities and emotional problems.
Classrooms can be perilous in a number of ways for students with learning disabilities. Here are some tips to remember when working with students with LD.