The Effects of Being Diagnosed with a Learning Disability on Children's Self-Esteem
Children, Learning Disabilities, Self-Esteem, Research Study, Mental Health
The effect of being diagnosed with a learning disability on elementary school children's self-esteem was examined using a quasi-experimental design. Self-esteem increased significantly above prediagnosis levels following diagnosis of a learning disability while self-esteem levels in a control group of children without learning disabilities remained unchanged. Theoretical and practical implications of these findings are discussed.
Keith MacMaster, "The Effects of Being Diagnosed with a Learning Disability on Children's Self-Esteem" (2002) 32:2 Child Study J 101.