Start the Year Off Right

By Eve Kessler, Esq. With the long, lazy days of summer about to end, it’s time to begin thinking about the new school year. Whatever the goals are for this year, staying on top of your child’s academic and social… Read the rest

Easing Back-to-School Jitters for All Ages

Elementary-school age kids aren’t the only ones who experience back-to-school jitters. In a recent post in Education Week, a high-school teacher asked her students what their greatest concerns were. Here’s what they said, along with some advice for managing their… Read the rest

10 Ways to Improve Communication with Your Child

By Marcia Eckerd, Ph.D Kids with LD and ADHD often feel more criticized than understood. In our eagerness to help, we sometimes try to fix problems, correct behaviors, or give feedback before we fully understand the child’s perspective. Following are… Read the rest

Dyslexia: Red Flags for Early Intervention

By Margie Gillis, Ed.D  Research suggests that half of all children have difficulty learning to read; in fact, for nearly one-third of kids, it is one of the most difficult tasks they will ever have to accomplish. These are the… Read the rest

Summer To-Do List for College Freshmen

For students with LD who are starting college this fall, preparing ahead will help ensure a smooth transition. Following are a few tasks to take care of before you head off to college. Prepare for college placement tests: English, math,… Read the rest