Learning Disabilities – Building self-esteem & confidence

Building self-esteem with adult learners.
Denis Lawrence. London, UK: Paul Chapman, 2000.
»This book shows tutors how to enhance self-esteem in their adult learners, particularly those doing literacy skills training. A structured program to raise students’ self-esteem is included.

Discovering potential: a practitioner’s guide to supporting improved self-esteem and well-being through adult learning.
Kathryn James & Christine Nightingale. Leicester, UK: NIACE, 2006.
»This resource looks at what self-esteem is and how it affects participation; partnership working; working with adults using a ‘guidance model’; and staff development and maintaining good mental health. It is meant for those working one-on-one with adults who are ‘hard to reach,’ ‘marginalized’ or ‘socially excluded.’

A dream that walks.(DVD, workbook)
Myrna Hanna. Guelph, ON: Action Read Community Literacy Centre, 2000.
»The workbook contains a tool to help adult learners at Literacy Levels 1 and 2 break goals into steps. The DVD contains stories of learners’ experiences with this program.

A dream that walks II: planning for change.
Anne Moore. Guelph, ON: Garlic Press, 2005.
»This book presents steps to assist adults in setting realistic goals, making an action plan, and taking care of yourself along the way.

The Gift of self-esteem. (4 DVDs + guide)
Kelowna, BC: Filmwest (distributor), 2003.
»In 13 sessions, these DVDs present a system showing how to achieve the kind of success you define. It teaches seven ingredients of success and how to apply them systematically to handling and managing life.

Helping adolescents and adults to build self-esteem: a photocopiable resource book.
Deborah Plummer. Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2005.
»Activities for developing and maintaining healthy self-esteem.

Living with healthy relationships.
Judy Murphy. Edmonton, AB: Grassroots Press, 2009.
»The third book in the Easy-to-Read Health series, this resource explains in plain language the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships, how to respond to and resolve conflicts, how to communicate with others, and how to build healthy relationships.

Making it work: a workbook on conflict and communication for adult literacy learners.

Anne Moore. Guelph, ON: Action Read Community Literacy Centre, 2006.
»This practical tool discusses conflict management and communication techniques in various guises, using worksheets and discussion questions learners can use alone or in groups.

Teaching with emotional intelligence: a step-by-step guide for higher and further education professionals.
Alan Mortiboys. New York: Routledge, 2005.
»This book contains activities and checklists to help teachers develop skills in communicating and developing a relationship with learners.