S3, E10: Ask The Experts – Helping LD Kids Own Their Emotions

It’s not unusual for kids to lose it from time to time. But such outbursts can be commonplace for children with learning and attention issues because neurodivergent children often struggle to own their emotions. Fortunately, there are strategies that can help parents help their neurodivergent children from kindergarten to college develop what is known as emotional self-regulation and better manage situations when they are stressed, anxious, annoyed, and frustrated.

On this episode,  our panel of experts provides strategies and solutions for helping children of all ages better control their feelings.

Tiffany Calderara is director of student evaluations and outreach at Beacon College in Leesburg, Florida. She provides guidance to students and families to help them navigate educational choices, and fosters open discussions related to a student’s sense of self and experience with having a learning disability while pursuing academic goals.

Lyn Maybin Flagg is a licensed clinical social worker for Baltimore County Public Schools in Maryland and a clinician for the Maryland Department of Mental Health & Hygiene.

Dr. Eric Hollander is a psychiatrist at Montefiore Health System in the Bronx, NY, and director of the Autism and Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Program at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine also in the Bronx, NY.