Learning Disabilities & Employment

Adults have learning disabilities too!   So much of our focus is on supporting children and their families through the academic challenges that can come with their academic career but we also need to acknowledge that for many, learning disabilities also impact adults in the workplace. 

In school, students with learning disabilities vary greatly in their need for support. Some need a special school, some a special class, some resource support, and some cope nicely without any special supports.

In the workplace, the same is true for adults. Some require significant rehabilitation programs to prepare them for success in the workplace. Some require access to education and training with adaptations provided. Some only need employers willing to provide adaptations in the workplace. And some perform with no special supports.

http://www.ldao.ca/introduction-to-ldsadhd/articles/about-lds/possibilities-and-pitfalls-employment-and-learning-disabilities/

LDAWC is able to refer you to community training and resources for accommodations in the workforce.   Don’t hesitate to contact us.  

Hopefully this article offers guidance on how to be successful in the workplace.  If you are unemployed or under-employed, this is a good time to seek available training and resources.


Building Self-Esteem

Building Self-Esteem

So many kids with learning disabilities and ADHD suffer from low self-esteem.  They often feel constantly corrected and perpetually punished which contributes to their low self-esteem.  It is not easy to boost a child but the article below is a positive article on how to help support kids in this area.  The focus of these steps is on children’s natural talents, creating connections and  rewarding effort. 

Which step do you think might have the largest impact on your child’s self-esteem?