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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 developing healthy self esteem in children, as well as resources for ways to talk with kids about learning disabilities.

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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

Students with Disabilities Advocate Best for Themselves

Success Attributes Among Individuals With Learning Disabilities

Marshall Raskind, Ph.D., describes the specific success attributes he and his colleagues identified in their research among individuals with learning disabilities.

Supporting a Sense of Learning Competency for Children with Language Related Learning Disabilities

Talking to Children About LD

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.

The 10 Essentials to Keep in Mind When Working with Children with LD

Rick Lavoie's essential 10-point philosophy for understanding and managing the behavior of children with learning disabilities.

The Arts: Windows to Strength for Individuals with Learning Disabilities

The Impact of Teachers: A Story of Indelible Memories and Self-Esteem

The World's Greatest Underachiever

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."

Tips for Developing Healthy Self-Esteem in Your Child

Understanding Children's Hearts and Minds: Emotional Functioning and Learning Disabilities

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.

What Are Classrooms Like for Students with Learning Disabilities?

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.

What Makes a Good Teacher

When the Chips Are Down with Rick Lavoie

Richard Lavoie, nationally known expert on learning disabilities, offers practical advice on dealing with behavioral problems quickly and effectively.

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