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Manage Your Learning Disability
Be Your Own Advocate
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|Camera view of Dr. Brett Miller.
BANNER: Brett Miller, Ph.D. Child Development and Behavior Branch, NICHD
|Dr. Brett Miller: In terms of the sorts of skills that will help individuals with learning disabilities when they transition into—whether it’s adult employment or post-secondary skills, we have things like your ability to advocate for oneself, so knowing the sorts of setting that will optimally allow you to perform at your potential …|
|(Edit/camera cut) Dr. Miller on camera.||Dr. Miller: … you know, understanding yourself and knowing the sorts of challenges that you may face in—you know, if you have a reading disability, and quickly reading information—you know, being able to advocate for yourself to get the resources that would allow you to succeed. So in college, that might mean additional time for taking tests. That might mean access to, you know, software that would allow it to read aloud to you so that you could access larger volumes of text in a more efficient time manner …|
|(Edit/camera cut) Dr. Miller on camera.||Dr. Miller: … you know, these sorts of skills that allow you to advocate proactively for yourself so that you can optimally get the goals that you have set for yourself.|
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