15 Tips To Start the School Year Strong

By Marcia Eckerd, Ph.D Many students with LD, ADHD, and NLD become increasingly nervous as back-to-school approaches and even during the first couple of weeks. They may have had negative experiences before with classes or peers leading them to experience… Read the rest

Hooked on Digital Devices

Kids are fascinated with screen devices and the rich array of digital platforms available. But when it comes to kids with ADHD and learning challenges, smartphones, iPads, and screen-based activities have a particularly strong hold. With excessive use, kids may… Read the rest

Girls and Social Media: Parents Beware

In last week’s blog post we shared key insights from the Girls Index, a national survey of more than 10,000 young females in grades 5 through 12, released by Ruling Our Experience, an Ohio-based nonprofit. In that post we focused… Read the rest

Talking to Your Children About Violence

In the aftermath of the Parkland, FL school shooting, parents and educators alike are left with the grim task of helping children of various ages process yet another horrific act of random violence. In Talking to Children About Violence: Tips… Read the rest

Managing Anxiety in College

Moving from high school to college is one of the most significant transitions in a student’s life. Unlike high schools, colleges expect students to be self-aware, understand and identify their needs, and seek support as necessary. Yet as freshmen, many… Read the rest