10 Ways to Get the New Year on Track

By Marcia Eckerd, Ph.D. The dawn of a new year is a natural time to take stock of where you are, think about what you want to do differently, and plan for what you hope to achieve in the coming… Read the rest

This Year Will Be Better!

While some kids love being back to school after summer break, others find it challenging. For kids with LD and ADHD, getting back into the swing of things often means reliving some of their worst moments—rude classmates, poor grades, social… Read the rest

NLD and Families

Parents of children with NLD often struggle with feelings of isolation. Their kids are bright and verbal making their quirkiness, sensitivities, and apparently oppositional behavior that much more difficult to understand. As a result, these parents often feel ridiculed by… Read the rest

Improving Social Skillfulness

A child with academic challenges but strong social skills will function more effectively and be more comfortable at school than a child lacking social skillfulness, who probably doesn’t have friends, might be teased, and feels he doesn’t fit in. This… Read the rest

10 Tips for Happy Holidays

By Marcia Eckerd, Ph.D The holidays are always exciting, but for some children with learning challenges, the excitement can be overwhelming. Following are a handful of hints, tips, and strategies to ensure that your family’s holidays are merry and bright.… Read the rest