Diagnosing Learning Disabilities & ADHD

What is RTI Support Through The Public School?

Parents often tell us that their student is getting support through “RTI” but they do not always know what that means. With the reauthorization of the Individuals With Disability Act of 2004, Congress believed that when identifying students with learning disabilities, schools should use procedures that are more relevant to the instruction that students receive…

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Accommodations for Students with Dyslexia

What are some of the best accommodations for students with Dyslexia? First, it is important to understand that an accommodation is just a way to level the playing field for a student with a Dyslexia. Accommodations do not CHANGE the curriculum at all, they just change the way it is delivered. Below are some examples…

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Learning Differences and ADHD in School Aged Children

Academic difficulties can become especially pronounced during the adolescent years. This is when schoolwork begins to become more challenging and demanding, preparing students for more complex high school coursework and eventually, college- and university-level classes. Sometimes, young people have minimal academic struggles throughout their elementary school years, but then face difficulties in adolescence when academic…

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ADD/ADHD in Children, Adolescents, and Adults

The latest version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders no longer includes the diagnosis of ADD. Instead, it includes all disorders of attention as ADHD and then qualifies them as one of the following: Primarily Inattentive Primarily Hyperactive Combined Type (both inattentive and hyperactive) Individual who are primarily hyperactive are typically easy…

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What is Auditory Processing Disorder

Auditory Processing Disorder involves difficulty processing sound as the information travels from the inner ear up to certain parts of the brain. APD is not a hearing deficit….meaning that children with APD typically have normal hearing. Children with Auditory Processing Disorder can have a weakness in one, some, or all of these areas: Auditory Sequencing…

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