Big-Time Transition to the Big 10

Wow! It has been an interesting month for me at Penn State. This place is huge! I was so scared for my first day of classes. Where were they? How long would it take me to get there? Luckily, the… Read the rest

Keys to College Success

For students with LD, success in college can be elusive. Studies show that college students with LD achieve lower grades, fail more classes, and graduate at significantly lower rates than their non-LD peers. While various factors contribute to their challenges,… 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

Does Your Child’s Reading Program Make the Grade?

By Evelyn Russo, Ph.D. and Eve Kessler, Esq. While there may be no such thing as a perfect reading program for students with dyslexia and other language learning disabilities, The National Reading Panel has identified five core components of reading,… Read the rest

Helping Kids with ADHD Succeed in College

By Robert M. Tudisco, Esq. with Eve Kessler, Esq. The transition from high school to college is a challenging one for most kids.  All of a sudden responsibilities change and the need for independence increases: they are on their own,… Read the rest