Talking to other students about CI can be difficult and awkward. Some students decide to be open about their learning disability and some do not. Either way is fine, but both present some challenges in dealing with other students. If you are open about your disability: Learning how to describe your disability in a way that both teachers and other kids your age can understand is essential. Be prepared for other students to not know how to respond to your mention of an LD or fo
Self-advocacy is an essential skill to have in school, especially for a student with a learning disability. Unfortunately, a lot of students struggle with self-advocacy either because they are nervous about talking to teachers or don’t know how to bring up the topic of their learning disability and ask for help. Here are some tips from my experience that I hope will help other students in similar positions.
Self-advocacy in general:
• Think about what you want to say to