ERIC Number: ED359685
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Yes You Can! A Booklet To Help Young People with Learning Disabilities Understand and Help Themselves. Revised Edition.
Intended for children, adolescents, or young adults with learning disabilities, this booklet stresses understanding the disability and building self esteem. The booklet begins with brief vignettes of famous people who had trouble learning then goes on to specify what a learning disability is and is not with emphasis on learning to understand one's feelings and controlling feelings by changing thoughts. The third section focuses on individual differences while the fourth section looks at possible causes of learning problems. The fifth section lists 10 specific suggestions including using several senses together, reading aloud, using a computer, working behind a screen, and studying spelling in a different way. The following two sections look at how parents and siblings feel about a family member with a learning disability and views of young adults with learning disabilities. The final section provides a summary and reemphasizes the importance of thinking positively. A list of 17 recommended resources completes the booklet. (DB)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adolescents, Children, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Adjustment, Learning Disabilities, Self Concept, Self Control, Self Esteem, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Self Management, Study Skills, Young Adults
National Easter Seal Society, 70 E. Lake St., Chicago, IL 60601-5907 ($3.50 includes shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Easter Seal Society for Crippled Children and Adults, Chicago, IL.
Note: For the 1987 edition, see ED 284 377.