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.
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.
Lecturer in Psychology, Department of Psychiatry; Clinical Psychologist,
Harvard Medical School
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