Coping Strategies and Successful Intelligence in Adults with Learning Disabilities
Mount Saint Vincent University
For many individuals with learning disabilities achieving success in adulthood is challenging. This lack of success has a detrimental effect on both the individual and society. This exploratory study into the positive coping strategies and life experiences of six successful individuals with learning disabilities reveals insight into educational practices that worked for them and those that did not. In addition, these highly successful individuals showed evidence of successful intelligence as described by Sternberg’s theory. Through practical and creative solutions they were able to modify and adapt to their environment and persevere despite adversity. Time management and organizational skills were essential to managing their disabilities for long term success. Academic milieu management was central in obtaining both high school and post -secondary education.
Learning Disabilities , Adulthood , Sternberg’s Theory , High school , Post-Secondary Education