ERIC Number: ED345430
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Achieving the Maximum Benefit: Managing Stress in Learning Disabled Students.
Gately, Susan E.; Siperstein, Gary N.
Students with learning disabilities typically experience more stress than other students at school, as a result of peer rejection, academic difficulties, and changing classroom environments, but may have fewer resources and abilities to cope with this stress. This paper outlines the knowledge and skills that teachers need to help alleviate stress in their students. The goal of the instructional intervention approach is to help students develop techniques and skills to manage stress on their own. Instructional approaches to stress management include: using relaxation techniques and visualization, utilizing positive self talk to minimize the power of stressors, recognizing when negative self talk serves to maximize the stress of an experience, developing problem solving and decision-making strategies to use when confronted with stressors, and developing and utilizing social supports. (22 references) (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (70th, Baltimore, MD, April 13-17, 1992).