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Virginia (Ginny) Riedman-Dangler, MS Ed., LCSW-R

919 Winton Rd. S. Suite 206

Rochester, NY 14618


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Children and Learning Disabilities

Posted on July 27, 2016 at 3:56 PM
                                                        

Prior to my current work as a mental health therapist, I worked as an elementary school teacher. At times I reflect upon that work experience. I thoroughly enjoyed being a part of my students’ academic and social development. Yet it was most rewarding to play a role in their emotional development. I saw firsthand how encouragement and praise gave a child the confidence and motivation needed to be academically successful. It was this same encouragement and patience that helped a child see that a mistake is just that; that we all make them and we learn from them. I came to understand the importance of helping children find ways to appropriately express feelings; both happy and upsetting feelings; that this, also, is part of healthy emotional development.

There is also the reality of learning disabilities that some children do struggle with. Some children with learning disabilities can develop poor self-esteem despite their earnest efforts to do well in school.  Educators and parents of school aged children need to be educated about the various learning disabilities in order to support those who may have these challenges. Children can be successful and feel good about themselves with this support.

The following is a link to an article from the Child Mind Institute; Supporting The Emotional Needs of Kids With Learning Disabilities. I invite you to read it and comment about it on my blog.

 


 

 

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13 Comments

Reply Creative Education in Indore
7:49 AM on August 30, 2016 
Very nice and motivational post!! I appreciate it so much!! This post is helpful in encouraging children or students.
Reply Ginny
4:14 PM on August 30, 2016 
Creative Education in Indore says...
Very nice and motivational post!! I appreciate it so much!! This post is helpful in encouraging children or students.

I am glad you found it helpful and encouraging. it's important that we support our students.
Reply Tanya
1:56 PM on August 31, 2016 
This is helpful since I have a daughter with a learning disability. Thanks for these ideas.
Reply Ginny Riedman-Danglar
1:52 AM on September 3, 2016 
You can also find helpful information at childmind institute.org
Take care
Ginny

Reply stephanihecht
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I saw firsthand how encouragement and praise gave a child the confidence and motivation needed to be academically successful.
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