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What’s the Big Secret? Informing Students of Their Disability, Abilities and the Need for Self-Advocacy Skills. This presentation will provide a comprehensive view of the importance of acquainting students with their learning disability and how it affects their learning.

The importance of a strengths-based approach to learning, and basics regarding research in brain development that helps students understand how they can learn despite their disability will be discussed. Strategies, including sample curriculum and web-based programs available to teach self-advocacy skills will be discussed and explored.

Strand: F, Topic: 23, Level: II

Jane E. McGuire PsyD, LEP, School Psychology Program coordinator, California Baptist University.