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Addressing Anxiety, Depression & Low Self-Esteem in Children with Dyslexia
April 13, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Virtually join DCIDA for Dr. Roberto Olivardia’s presentation on the impact of dyslexia on self-esteem, mental health, and how to intervene.
About this Event
Children with dyslexia are prone to problems with anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. This is mainly due to an identity and self-concept characterized by feeling inferior. This session focuses on the various social-emotional issues students with dyslexia face, as well as ways to promote self-esteem. Aiding children in achieving a positive identity with their dyslexia, as opposed to despite their dyslexia, is essential. Attention to mental health issues resulting from a lack of identification and remediation should be at the forefront in this vulnerable population.
Dr. Roberto Olivardia is a Clinical Psychologist and Lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Lexington, Massachusetts, where he specializes in the treatment of ADHD, executive functioning issues, and issues that face students with learning differences. He also specializes in the treatment of Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and in the treatment of Eating Disorders in boys and men. He has appeared in publications such as Time, GQ, and Rolling Stone, and he has been featured on Good Morning America, CNN, and VH1. He has spoken on numerous radio shows, podcasts, and webinars and presents at many talks and conferences around the country. He currently serves on the Professional Advisory Boards for Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD), The Attention Deficit Disorder Association and the National Association for Males with Eating Disorders. He sits on the Scientific Advisory Board for ADDitude and is a featured expert on Understood and an active member of Decoding Dyslexia–Massachusetts. He has ADHD and is a father of a 14-year-old son with Dyslexia and ADHD.
A zoom link will be provided to registrants prior to the meeting.