SLD-Specific Learning Disabilities
Learning disabilities don’t exist in isolation. The Learning Disability is only one of the child’s many characteristics. Taken together, the disability, temperament, gender, strengths and any other disorders make him/her a one-of-a-kind individual.
- Learning disabilities may lead to emotional distress.
- Learning disabilities may exacerbate existing emotional concerns.
- Emotional and behavioral displays may mask emotional and behavioral displays.
- Emotional problems may magnify learning disabilities.
- Emotional health can actually enhance the performance of children with learning disabilities.
Executive Function skills are those competencies that an executive must have to be successful in the workplace. Coincidentally, these are some of the very same abilities which allow children to be successful learners, the “how to learn” knowledge which permeates daily life and classroom academics. Because a classroom is linguistically based and language driven, the ability to use language is intimately connected to Executive Functioning. All day long children are listening, talking, reading, and writing. Without Executive Function skills, children will not be able to absorb and use the information they need to carry out language learning tasks.