ADHD: New Name; New Approach

The name Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) makes many practitioners and researchers uncomfortable, including world-renowned ADHD authorities, Drs. Edward Hallowell and John J. Ratey. Both doctors have the condition and agree that the “D” for Deficit is inaccurate and insulting.… Read the rest

Prepare Your Child with NLD for Summer

Children with NLD have widely different learning and behavioral profiles, yet they often share a common trait: anxiety over transitions. Indeed, many children with learning disabilities experience anxiety in the face of change. To minimize concerns for children with NLD… Read the rest

Camp Experience: Confidence-Building

By Melissa Rey As any student with dyslexia will tell you, the classroom often brings more frustration than fun. One of the best ways to help a dyslexic learner is to help her find opportunities for success outside of school.… Read the rest

Unique Challenges of 2e Students

By Susan Baum, Ph.D. Students with learning disabilities who are also gifted have unique needs. These twice-exceptional (2e) kids understand far more than their mainstream peers, yet they may have trouble spelling simple words, tying their shoes, or remembering to… Read the rest