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A 37-year-old male asked:

please provide some do's and don'ts on parenting a child with learning disorders.

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 35 years experience
Ignore: Help your child understand that they have a learning difference and that they are intelligent.
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Ignore: Do not scold a child when it is not their fault for not understanding.
Dr. Jane Steiner
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Ignore: Learn about the federal laws that require your child's school to provide services he or she needs.
Dr. Jane Steiner
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Ignore: It doesn't help for you to do your child's homework--teacher needs to see what they can do, not you.
Dr. Howard Gurr
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
If: If your child has an iep or a 504 accommodation plan keep records of reports and corresponded.
Dr. Marshall Seligmann
Pediatrics 14 years experience
Ignore: Do seek assistance from your child's school.
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Ignore: Don't measure your child's performance with other children.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Ignore: Be patient with the problems.
Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Ignore: Learning-disabled children do best with realistic expectations and parental school involvement.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
"Reasons: "Reasons don't make the lies right, but the lies don't make the reasons wrong." Stephen Hettleman.
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Ignore: Be patient;be his/her advocate.Don't give up on your child.Encourage his/her strengths. Ask for help.
Dr. Maria Conwell
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Great advice!
Mar 3, 2015
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
Ignore: Not doing good in school ?Discover other talents like art, singing,etc. that the child have.
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 35 years experience
Get: Get this book 4 your child w' LD: Sixth Grade Can Really Kill You http://amzn.to/1mzsga5.
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Ignore: Be an advocate for your child with a learning disorder. You are key to their education goals.
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Find: Find a doctor who is more in tune with how you want to deliver your baby.
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Place: Place a family calendar in a central place like the kitchen, write all family events & check daily.
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Ignore: Get testing for the specific learning disorder and then tutoring. Lot of different intelligences.
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Ignore: Do persistently pursue a diagnosis from your healthcare providers. See a specialist if necessary.
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Ignore: Do make it fun and exciting! Don't be short tempered!
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Ignore: Do make learning fun and exciting. Don't be short tempered!
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Ignore: Do provide help/tutoring when available. Be proactive with each class/year/semester. Involve teacher.
Dr. Brian Wise
ADHD and Autism 21 years experience
Ignore: Focus on the effort and resiliency and less the results. Look for best ways to present/teach topics.
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 34 years experience
Ignore: Always focus on strengths and problem solve weakneses with speific tools/strategies.

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