Getting a diagnosis of any kind for your child can be a scary and unsettling event. Once the information has a chance to digest, a parent's attention turns to getting their child the help they need. The same is true when a child is diagnosed with a learning disability or ADHD.
It has been my experience, and the experience of educators and parents who share their stories with me, that one of the biggest challenges in working with students who have a Learning Disability is trying to figure why they do what they do. Educators and parents want to help these students reach their full potential and to not use their disability as an excuse for unacceptable behaviour.
Most children with learning disabilities will receive some support for their academic areas of need, however, most social skill deficits are seen as a disrespectful attitude or behaviours the child is choosing to present.
Exam time is almost always stressful. Teens have often received the message that the results of their exams will directly impact their futures. The teen brain is not yet efficient in understanding the consequences of their actions or looking at how the decisions they make today will affect them tomorrow.
Research indicates that parental reaction to the diagnosis of learning disability is more pronounced than in any other area of exceptionality.
By: Regina G. Richards (2008)
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