Do Pre-College Summer Programs Benefit Teens?

By Deena Maerowitz, J.D., M.S.W When exploring options for teen summer plans, parents often ask me about pre-college programs that are hosted by colleges and universities. In particular, parents wonder if attending such programs now will enhance candidates’ college applications… Read the rest

Transition Planning for College

For students with learning differences, the law recognizes that transition to adulthood may require specialized services to help them attain the skills and education they’ll need to succeed after high school. The IDEA requires that transition planning must begin, at… Read the rest

Tips for Post-High School Planning

Although students apply for college in their senior year, preparation for college begins several years earlier. To guarantee the best outcome for a student with LD or ADHD, parents, students, and support personnel must mount a coordinated effort that begins… Read the rest

Help For an Older Child with Reading Problems

When it comes to adolescents with reading difficulties, research shows that interventions should consist of the core elements listed below. These are the same interventions used with younger struggling readers, however they’re adjusted for age and experience. 1. Phonemic Awareness… 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