Questions to Ask Students Who Access College Support Services

Read more posts about Navigating the College Admissions Process for Students with Learning Disabilities.  Many colleges offer students with learning disabilities accommodations and services through the Disability Services Office. When you visit colleges, it’s important to meet with a representative from the office. It’s also very helpful to talk to students who receive services from the…

The College Visit: Questions to Ask the Disability Support Services Office

Read more posts about Navigating the College Admissions Process for Students with Learning Disabilities.  Most colleges have a support service office to help students with learning disabilities access the resources they need to succeed. Students with learning disabilities should make an appointment to meet with a representative from the support service office during their college visits. Questions…

Tips for a Successful College Interview

Read more posts about Navigating the College Admissions Process for Students with Learning Disabilities.  An interview is an opportunity for a school to get to know you. It is also an important opportunity for you to understand and learn about the institution you are interviewing with. You should be actively involved in the interview in order…

Academic Support Services at the College Level for Students with Learning Disabilities

Read more posts about Navigating the College Admissions Process for Students with Learning Disabilities.  Most colleges have a support service office to help students with learning disabilities access the resources they need to succeed. The services are outlined below. Level of Support Description Basic Accommodations and Services Provides accommodations as required under ADA and Section 504. Students…

Academic Expectations & Self Advocacy: High School vs College

Read more posts about Navigating the College Admissions Process for Students with Learning Disabilities.  Making the leap from high school to college can be overwhelming for students. The transition can be easier if they know what to expect in college. This table outlines what is expected of students in high school and college in regard to academics…

Navigating the College Admissions Process for Students with Learning Disabilities

Read more posts about Navigating the College Admissions Process for Students with Learning Disabilities.  Applying to college can be a stressful, time-consuming journey for students and their families that requires travel, hours of research and essay writing, gathering transcripts, recommendations, and other documentation, and filling out forms and applications—lots of them. Students with learning disabilities (LD)…

Comparison of the SAT and ACT

This is part of a series about the college application process for students with learning disabilities. Other posts include Tips for Writing the College Essay, Making the Most of Summer: Preparing for the College Application Process, and New Guidelines: Standardized Testing Accommodations. Most colleges accept both SAT and ACT test scores. Use this comparison of…

Psychoeducational and Neuropsychological Evaluations Explained

By Anne Bellefeuille, Ph.D. If a child is struggling at school and parents or teachers suspect that the student has a language-based learning disability (LBLD), parents should consider either psychoeducational testing or neuropsychological testing for the student. The terms are often used interchangeably because of the overlap in assessment measures and the professionals performing them; however, the two…

Tips for Coping with Anxiety

By Kaleigh Mangiarelli Whether diagnosed or not, anxiety is something many people deal with on a daily basis. The word “anxiety” gets tossed around a lot in millennial culture, but those of us who have or feel anxiety know the great weight of the word, of the disorder. I’ve had anxiety for my entire life, but I wasn’t…

Executive Function 101: Balance

This is the fifth post in a five-part series about Executive Function. Each post includes downloadable templates to use at home and in the classroom. The first article is about managing time, the second addresses managing materials, the third discusses managing information, and the fourth achieving independence. Effectively managing time, materials, and information offers students…

Executive Function 101: Independence

This is the fourth post in a five-part series about Executive Function. Each post includes downloadable templates to use at home and in the classroom. The first article is about managing time. The second addresses managing materials, the third addresses managing information, and the fifth finding balance between school and extra-curricular activities. The ultimate goal…

Executive Function 101: Information

This is the third post in a five-part series about Executive Function. Each post includes downloadable templates to use at home and in the classroom. The first article is about managing time. The second addresses managing materials, the fourth achieving independence, and the fifth finding balance between school and extra-curricular activities. Teaching students how to…