Why Can’t I Focus?

By Marcia Eckerd, Ph.D. I’m having trouble concentrating. I’ve taken an informal poll of friends and they’re having problems too. I can focus on what’s in front of me, but otherwise I have trouble being present and centered. I’m attributing… Read the rest

COVID-19: Managing Child Anxiety

For some kids with ADHD and LD, the added burden of high anxiety related to COVID-19 can make getting through the day seem like an overwhelming struggle. Below are strategies to help your kids overcome the debilitating emotions associated with… Read the rest

Helping A Child with Anxiety

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental, emotional, and behavioral problems among young people. Approximately 13% of children ages 9 to 17 experience some kind of anxiety disorder. Not surprisingly, research shows that those who have learning disabilities and face… Read the rest

Using DBT to Regulate Teen Emotions

By Eve Kessler, Esq. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), a research-based cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy, teaches coping mechanisms to transform patterns of negative thoughts, self-destructive behaviors, and painful emotions into positive outcomes. DBT provides skills that are particularly useful for adolescents and young… Read the rest

High Schoolers Under Pressure

Students in high school often feel pressure to conform academically and socially. For students with LD and ADHD the pressure can be particularly stressful as they struggle to fit in with peers while trying to meet the demands of parents… Read the rest