2018 Reading, Literacy & Learning Virtual Conference

S21 - Dyslexic Zen: Promoting Self-Esteem and Positive Identity (While Reducing Anxiety and Depression)

Oct 27, 2018 2:15pm ‐ Oct 27, 2018 3:15pm

Credits: None available.

Standard: $20.00


Children with dyslexia are prone to problems with anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. This is mainly due to an identity and self-concept characterized by feeling inferior. This session focuses on ways to promote self-esteem. Aiding children in achieving a positive identity with their dyslexia, as opposed to despite their dyslexia, is essential. In addition, parents can learn practical, easy-to-use anxiety- and mood-management techniques and learn to identify red flags of more serious anxiety and mood disorders.

Learning Objective:

  • SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL: Examine social/emotional issues and implications for practice for individuals with dyslexia and related language learning disabilities.

Disclosure: Roberto Olivardia has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.


  • Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., Lecturer in Psychology, Department of Psychiatry; Clinical Psychologist, Harvard Medical School


  • 0.10 - ASHA CEU
  • 1.00 - Clock Hours

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