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GETTING PAST ANGER

If you meet Henry Winkler today, one of the last words to come to mind would be the word “anger.” Yet anger is what Henry battled with for years because of his experiences in school before dyslexia was recognized….

Henry wasn’t allowed to graduate with his class at a private high school in New York […]

How to Help With the Social and Emotional Side of Dyslexia

Dr. Michael Ryan is a Michigan Clinical Psychologist who developed one of the first clinical programs for LD students at Colorado State University and he spoke at our first Dyslexic Advantage conference.

From his writing at LDOnline and the IDA:
How can parents and teachers help with the social and emotional side of dyslexia?
During the past […]

[PREMIUM] Realistic Confidence

We know that confidence can make a huge difference in course of people’s lives, but the question is how to avoid the extremes of underconfidence, which might lead to avoidance and underachievement, and overconfidence, which can also result in going off the rails. It was Albert Bandura, a founding father of scientific psychology who found […]
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[PREMIUM] Dyspraxia and Independence

Dyspraxia (DCD) has its impact in childhood, but recently researchers have been looking more into the challenges that young adults face in higher education, general life skills, and the workplace. Dr. Amanda Kirby, who we interviewed in the last issue, did her thesis work in the area of 16-25 year olds with dyspraxia. Based on […]
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How to Respond to Negative Self-talk

From Imperfect Families:
Empathize: Put yourself in their shoes and try to understand what they may be feeling. “That writing assignment’s pretty challenging, eh?”

Rewrite the script: Instead of “Writing is hard. I’m stupid,” your child could say, “I’m working hard on writing” or “Making mistakes is part of learning.” Or even, “Mom, I’m so frustrated […]