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…

Executive Function 101: Materials

This is the second 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 third addresses managing information, the fourth achieving independence, and the fifth finding balance between school and extra-curricular activities. Managing the countless print and…

Executive Function 101: Time

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

Executive Function 101

Executive function deficits are very common among young people, especially those with ADHD, dyslexia, and other learning differences. These challenges show up as weaknesses in getting and staying organized, managing time, planning and prioritizing, and initiating tasks. Sound familiar? It should because many of us, whether we’ve been diagnosed with a learning difference or not,…

How to Organize Your Child’s IEP Binder

By Amanda Morin, Understood.org This resource originally appeared on Understood.org. Reprinted courtesy of Understood.org ©2018. Understood, LLC. All rights reserved. This is one of four posts about navigating the IEP process. Read the other articles: Questions to Ask Before and During Your Child’s IEP Meeting, 5 Important Things to Do After the IEP Meeting, and 6 Tips to…