Using Underdog Stories to Help Children Frustrated by Learning Disabilities

By Not the Former Things on 7 November 2018

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Learning with a disability can be a frustrating task for any child, as well as for the parent.  In this post, a mother discusses her usage of powerful stories of underdog children.

Right now, there is only one real outside influence that I have seen have any effect whatsoever – powerful stories about kids who may be underdogs, but fight back, choose kindness and never give-up.

In particular, she has found great success using stories from Candlewick Press.  To read her full post, follow the link above.  To see some of the specific stories she has used, see below.

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Not the Former Things

Not the Former Things is a blog by Shawna Wingert where she writes about special needs, homeschooling, and the messiness of motherhood.  Topics include, but aren't limited to, children with ADHD, autism, sensory processing disorders, childhood anxiety, and other special needs.

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