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The ability to "reframe" is a positive characteristic of successful adults with learning disabilities.

The ability to "reframe" is an important characteristic of adults with learning disabilities. "Reframing" means they perceive themselves as successful despite daunting hurdles and personal failures in many areas of their daily lives. Reframing recognizes that overcoming the challenges of a disability requires hard work and determination and recognizes the benefits and skills gained while overcoming problems and barriers.

Gerber, P. J. & Reiff, H. B. (Eds.). (1994). Learning disabilities in adulthood: Persisting problems and evolving issues. Stoneham, MA: Butterworth Heinemann.