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Think: 3 Tips For Explaining To Children That They Have A Learning Disability

Aug 27, 2014

Some of the kids heading back to school this week learn differently than their classmates. David Flink knows what that’s like – he was diagnosed as a child with both dyslexia and ADHD. Today on Think, he talked to Krys Boyd about how to inform kids that they have a learning disability.

Among his suggestions:

- Use simple terms (though it's important to actually use "dyslexia," "ADHD" etc.)

- Explain that these conditions are very common

- Inform the child of well-known people who also have the condition to show that it's possible to accomplish big things despite having a learning disability

David Flink’s book is called Thinking Differently: An Inspiring Guide for Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities. Think re-airs tonight at 9, or listen to the podcast.