Tips for Post-High School Planning

Although students apply for college in their senior year, preparation for college begins several years earlier. To guarantee the best outcome for a student with LD or ADHD, parents, students, and support personnel must mount a coordinated effort that begins… Read the rest

Bullying: Kids with LD Are Easy Targets

School bullying is a widespread problem throughout the United States. Research shows that more than 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year; 17% of students report being bullied two to three times a month. While specific data is… Read the rest

Understanding Your Teen

Adolescence is a time of change and growth coupled with uncertainty and insecurity. As parents, it’s important to understand how adolescents think and how best to respond in order to help your teenager—and yourself—get through this tumultuous passage successfully. Studies… Read the rest

Risks for Teen Drivers with ADHD

Research findings recently published in JAMA Pediatrics show that teen drivers with ADHD have a 36% risk for being in a car crash. Although previous studies have found similar risks (some even greater), those studies have been criticized for their… Read the rest

Cheers for Special Education Graduation Rates

New data from the National Center for Education Statistics has educators and parents of kids with learning disabilities cheering. Why? Because the latest data available shows high school graduation rates for students with disabilities rose a whopping 5.6%—an increase greater… Read the rest