Prevent Summer Slide

For children with LD and ADHD, summer can (and should) be an enjoyable respite from the  demands they deal with throughout the school year. However, it’s also a time when they’re at risk for losing the hard-won skills they’ve struggled… Read the rest

Time Management for Kids with LD

Although time management can be challenging for anyone, kids with learning disabilities and ADHD often have a harder time with it than other students. If your child struggles to complete assignments, misses deadlines, procrastinates getting started, or doesn’t know where… Read the rest

Comprehension Skills for Kids with LD

Reading comprehension is essential to academic and lifelong learning. Yet despite its critical importance, comprehension has only been in the forefront of scientific study since the 1970s. Since then, we’ve learned that reading comprehension is not a passive, receptive process,… Read the rest

Math & ADHD: Carelessness or Accidental Error?

By Miriam Cherkes-Julkowski, Ph.D. Children with ADHD typically have trouble with math, which requires sustained attention, good working memory (how much information can be held on tap at one time), tracking (knowing where they are in a problem), and self-monitoring.… Read the rest

Tech Tools for Note-Taking

By Shelley Lacey-Castelot, ATACP, MS Once students with learning disabilities begin to take notes in class, their challenges with spelling, handwriting, simultaneous processing, and reading can overwhelm them. Even those who are good auditory learners can become flummoxed. There are,… Read the rest