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How can you prevent poor social skills in someone with learning disabilities?

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Dr. Jonathan Nehrer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Find a counselor

Who works on teaching social skills, or find a social skills group therapy group.

In brief: Find a counselor

Who works on teaching social skills, or find a social skills group therapy group.
Dr. Jonathan Nehrer
Dr. Jonathan Nehrer
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Find their strenght

It is common for kids to reflect feelings of inadequacy when they encounter weaknesses in learning that they can't control.
The school years come at a period when they are forming their self image. Yet school focuses on a narrow skillset.To counter this effect, find & encourage their pursuit of a strength they have and enjoy.No one worries if eric clapton is dyslexic, or rembrant poor at math.

In brief: Find their strenght

It is common for kids to reflect feelings of inadequacy when they encounter weaknesses in learning that they can't control.
The school years come at a period when they are forming their self image. Yet school focuses on a narrow skillset.To counter this effect, find & encourage their pursuit of a strength they have and enjoy.No one worries if eric clapton is dyslexic, or rembrant poor at math.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: Support

If you make sure that your child gets appropriate supports for the learning disabilities, and has opportunity to participate in extracurricular activitivities with appropriate supervision to make sure social problems do not develop, you are doinging what is necessary.
If any psychosocial issues develop, consult a psychologist.

In brief: Support

If you make sure that your child gets appropriate supports for the learning disabilities, and has opportunity to participate in extracurricular activitivities with appropriate supervision to make sure social problems do not develop, you are doinging what is necessary.
If any psychosocial issues develop, consult a psychologist.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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