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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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Carlton Plays Tee-Ball: A Case Study in Inclusive Recreation

Volunteers and professionals involved in recreational activities should get to know the individual participants and be aware of making assumptions based on labels.

Are Dyslexia and Wealth Linked? Study Finds Individuals with Dyslexia More Likely to Be Millionaires

A study by the Tulip Financial Group found that self-made millionaires are more likely to be dyslexic. A significant majority of the 5,000 self-made millionaires in Britain reportedly struggled in school. The results come from a study commissioned by the British Broadcasting Company 2 (BBC2) for its series The Mind of A Millionaire.

Lessons From Learners

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

What Makes a Good Teacher

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?"

Graduate Motivated, Even with Learning Disabilities

Self-Esteem

New Teaching Approach Shuns Labeling Children

Meeting the Challenges of Maintaining Confidence as a Learner

Students with Disabilities Advocate Best for Themselves

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

A Game of Strengths and Weaknesses: Athletics Amid Academics

The following is based on my clinical experience and familiarity with the general research regarding issues of learning disabilities. It is not meant as a guide for therapeutic intervention or scientific review, but to promote "food for thought" regarding the potential benefits of sports in the world of learning disabilities. Hopefully, it will encourage students, parents, and educators to expand their thinking regarding how to investigate strengths.

Art and Learning Disabilities

I was a hopeless student when I was in grade school. "Patricia Buckley is not proficient in any subject" was the summary on one of my school reports. I have always had a lot of energy and a mind that runs all over the place. Only when I am drawing or painting am I both quiet and concentrated. A grade school teacher saved me. She told my mother. "You need to get Pat to a school where art is appreciated. That is where her talent lies."

Helping Children with Learning Disabilities and/or ADHD Cope with Tragedies

It is hard to know what to say to children about the tragic events and crisis of September 11, 2001. This event has brought feelings of fear, sadness, and horror to Americans and to our children. It is impossible to shield children from such events. It is not easy to know what to say to children in times like these.

Dyslexic Talents and Nobel Prizes

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.

Tips for Developing Healthy Self-Esteem in Your Child

Preventing Antisocial Behavior in Disabled and At-Risk

Predictors of Success from a Longitudinal Study

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