Learning Disabilities Tag Page

Back to School: Organizing Tips for Parents

      To get your son or daughter in gear for this new school year,  now is the time (if you haven’t already done so) for getting organized.  This is important for all kids, but particularly so for those with ADHD and/or Learning Disabilities.  Help your child be ready and off to a fresh start […]

Summer Tips for Helping Your Struggling/Reluctant Writer (Part 1)

   by Sandra Rief For kids who resist writing because it is difficult for them (as is the case for many with ADHD and/or Learning Disabilities), it is not easy to motivate them to write over the summer.  During the school year much of what students write are assignments from their teachers that address various […]

Homework Tips for Teachers of Kids with ADHD and/or LD

  Homework time is often a nightmare in homes of children with ADHD and Learning Disabilities.  It typically takes kids with ADHD and/or LD much more time to do their homework than the average student – even with parental supervision and direct assistance.  Assignments that take 15-20 minutes for most of their classmates to complete can easily be an hour of work […]

Key Elements for Success of Students with ADHD & LD in General Ed Classrooms

Here are 15 key factors I think are critical for the success of students with ADHD and/or  Learning Disabilities in general education classrooms.   This article/blog is adapted from my books: How to Reach & Teach Children with ADD/ADHD, 2nd edition (2005), The ADHD Book of Lists (2003), and The ADD/ADHD Checklist, 2nd edition (2008), published by Jossey Bass/Wiley.   […]

Why Writing is Often a Struggle for Students with ADHD and/or Learning Disabilities

  By Sandra Rief   Written language is very challenging and frustrating for many children and teens with ADHD and/or Learning Disabilities. Although they may verbally be able to share a wealth of information on a topic or articulate a creative, detailed story, students with LD and/or ADHD frequently struggle to show what they know […]