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The Social and Emotional Impacts of Dyslexia

By Dr. Jan Hasbrouck, Author and Educational Consultant

Once formal academic instruction starts and they are having difficulty with the tasks that their peers seem to master with relative ease, they often begin to demonstrate anxiety, anger, shame, self-doubt, and low self-esteem.

What are the impacts of dyslexia on students’ social and emotional functioning?

Students with learning disabilities, including dyslexia and especially those students of color, are far more likely to be labeled as “disruptive” and are approximately twice as likely to be suspended throughout each school level than without disabilities.

How can children with dyslexia be supported?

  • A clear and understandable explanation of their diagnosis
  • On-going parental support
  • Appropriate intervention provided as early as possible

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