NLD and Families

By Marcia Eckerd, Ph.D. 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… Read the rest

Setting Our Kids Up for Success

Being parents of two young adults with LD and ADHD has provided my husband and me with years of trial-and-error experience in child raising. Happily, in spite of inevitable missteps, our children are achieving, socially-responsible, loving individuals, leading productive lives… Read the rest

Breaking the Frustration Cycle

Parenting children with LD and ADHD is challenging. Complex academic, social, emotional, and behavioral issues can tax a family’s ability to grapple with adversity, identify appropriate strategies and accommodations, and coordinate appropriate professional support—to say nothing of getting through the… Read the rest

Risky Business: Driving with ADHD

The only driver more dangerous than a drunk driver is a teen driver with ADHD. According to an article in The New York Times, “Young drivers with A.D.H.D. are two to four times as likely as those without the condition… Read the rest

Educating Others About Your Child’s LD

Once you understand your child’s learning disabilities, it’s crucial to share his profile with those who impact his life. But before you divulge the personal details of your child’s learning style, use the following guide to help evaluate who needs… Read the rest