As students with language based learning disabilities move through their school years, it is especially important to develop self-advocacy skills and guide students as they deepen their self-concept. Self-advocacy empowers students to speak up for themselves and make decisions important for their lives. Self-concept, as defined by the American Psychological Association, is “one’s description and evaluation of oneself, including psychological and physical characteristics, qualities, skills, roles, and so forth” (APA.org).
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