Promoting Self Esteem and Reducing Anxiety in Children Who Have Dyslexia

Children with dyslexia may sometimes also struggle with anxiety, depression and low self-esteem. This session will: 

- Teach effective, strength-based ways parents can discuss dyslexia with their children 

- Create a model for aiding children in achieving a positive identity 

- Review practical, easy to use anxiety and mood management techniques parents can use 

- Identify the red flags of more serious anxiety and mood disorders 

Our presenter, Dr. Roberto Olivardia, is a Clinical Instructor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School and Assistant Psychologist at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts. He maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Lexington, MA, where he specializes in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), learning disabilities, body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

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