Project Based-Learning as a Tool to Boost Executive Function Skills

By Carl Gasowski Walking into the STEAMworks Technology Department in the school where I teach, one might see a student working on a computer-controlled wood carving, or perhaps constructing and programming a drone, or maybe even composing and recording music. Aside from the common workshop and studio space that these students share, they also benefit…

Important Things to Do Before Going to College

Read more posts about Navigating the College Admissions Process for Students with Learning Disabilities.  Now that you’ve decided what college you will attend, there are several things you need to do and consider to ensure a smooth transition process. Learning Disability Support Make sure the Disability Services Office has your current testing and all paperwork is…

Tips to Help You Make Your Final College Decision

Read more posts about Navigating the College Admissions Process for Students with Learning Disabilities.  You’ve been accepted to several schools. The next step is deciding which to attend. Use these tips and suggestions to help you make the final decision. Download this worksheet to keep track of the main features of the schools you are considering….

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…