The importance of developing self-esteem and confidence in children with a learning disability
I am extremely proud to have had my first article published in an actual bonafide medical journal. I think I'm the only author included who isn't a Doctor which at first made me feel like a fraud.
But then I realised that as a parent, my experiences and thoughts do qualify to stand alongside clinical research. It doesn't stop me being nervous about how it will be received though.
National newspapers and glossy magazines have a wide reach, and we've appeared in our fair share over the years, but there is something reassuring about the knowledge that a piece you have personally written will reach fewer in number, but those who are imminently placed to effect real change for our children; the professionals in their lives.
The article appears below for my blog readers, with kind permission from Steve Hardy, editor of Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities by Emerald Insight. Without Steve encouraging me, I would never have dreamt of submitting to his publication.