Extended Time: Useful or Misused?

Extended time on tests is arguably the most common accommodation given to students with ADHD. But is extended time alone enough to address the challenges faced by these students? Or should you be advocating to address the issue that led… Read the rest

Your Child’s Rights: 6 Principles of IDEA

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was enacted by the federal government to ensure that all children with disabilities are provided with “equality of [educational] opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency.” Originally adopted in 1975 and amended… Read the rest

14 Ways to Help a Child with NLD Succeed

Because NLD is a condition with clearly defined assets and deficits, successful interventions can be developed using a child’s strengths to compensate for weaknesses. For example, students who struggle with organization, flexibility, mathematical reasoning, and social skills can be helped… Read the rest

Glossary

Abstract reasoning deficit Difficulty with the ability to analyze, organize, and synthesize information—including making inferences. Accommodations Variations in time, format, setting, and/or presentation that allow students with LD to complete the same assignments as their typical peers. The purpose of… Read the rest

Comprehensive Treatment for ADHD

Children with ADHD who have the best outcomes are those who receive a combination of simultaneous interventions. While ADHD is not caused by poor parenting, or psychological, behavioral, emotional, or educational challenges, treating it successfully includes elements of all those… Read the rest