The Courage To Learn Differently​

The Courage To Learn Differently

By Matthew L. Cox & Erica Walkingstick

Help Your Learning Disabled Child Create a Happy, Fulfilling Life.


Why Should You Read The Book

As a parent, receiving the news that your child has a learning disability can be overwhelming. Not only are you deeply concerned about your child’s future, but it can also be scary to face your own new responsibilities and challenges. You’ll need the support of other parents in similar circumstances, as well as the ongoing help from doctors and educators who are experts in the area of your child’s disability.

The Courage to Learn Differently: Help Your Learning Disabled Child Create a Happy, Fulfilling Life offers you a set of user-friendly, practical tools for navigating the day-to-day social, emotional, and learning difficulties that your child will face both at home and at school, from early childhood through high school and beyond. The tools in this book are personalized to effectively address the strengths, needs, preferences, and stressors within your child’s own individual temperament and learning style. With the specialized knowledge and skills you’ll gain, you’ll be better equipped to help your child feel better, relate to others better, and perform better throughout life.

Tools and Skills Covered

About The Authors

Matthew Leland Cox

Matthew L. Cox

Matthew L. Cox is a speaker, coach, counselor, author, and learning disabled person who co-founded “The Never Give Up Foundation” ( with Dr. Kelly King, EdD, to serve families of learning disabled children. He is o husband, father, and step-fother, who with his wife Selene Rangel-Cox, founded the “Never Give Up Wellness Center” (, and with his brother Daniel Cox, founded both the residential “Never Give Up Youth Healing Center” (, and “Strong Minds Mental Health Addiction and Therapy,” an out-patient, sober-living facility for adults. Matthew lives in Las Vegas.

Erica Walkingstick

Erica WalkingStick is an author, course designer, and professional development leader who’s applied Temperament Theory to improve teaching, learning, and human relations since 1998. Her books, workbooks, courses and training programs have been used by families, couples, therapists, K-12 teachers, government agencies, non-profits serving youth, and Fortune 100 companies. She is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, living in Los Angeles.

Erica Walkingstick

Praise For The Book

I really learned so much from this book about parenting a child with learning disabilities, I will try your steps and methods.

Michael S. Hill

Assistant Principal

I recommend this book for parents and guardians of kids with learning disabilities.

Richard S. Marshall

Condominium Association Manager

I never knew what I will get from this book until I read it. Interesting, insightful, and educative.

Frank M. Shaw

Asset Property Manager