Information on different types of learning differences and guidance on ways to make educational decisions for children with LD/ADHD.

College Students with LD/ADHD Share What They’ve Learned
26 March, 2020
This fall, thousands of young people with learning disabilities and ADHD (LD/ADHD) will begin their first year of college. The challenges inherent in this transition — especially for those with unique learning profiles — are well-known and well-documented. Numerous studies demonstrate how stressful and confusing this change can be, and the statistics are eye-opening: An article in Education Week [http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2015/06/04/college-special-needs-students-face-choice-seek-help.h
What is a 504 Plan?
10 January, 2020
Learning how to get a 504 Plan? How will it help your child? What does a 504 Plan include? What are the next steps? If your child’s teacher or school administrator has recommended “getting her on a plan,” don’t panic. This “plan” is nothing to be concerned about. In fact, a 504 plan may be the key to your child’s educational success. What is a 504 plan? In short, a 504 plan is the personalization of your child’s school day. For kids with mild disabilities that affect their learning to a moderat
#AdmissionsPros: Independence & Advocacy With Samantha Curiale-Feinman
16 July, 2018
Welcome to#AdmissionsPros [https://www.noodlepros.com/blog/category/admissionspros/]! In this series, admissions advisors and educational consultants offer their advice and insight on the big picture of elementary, secondary, and graduate school admissions — from extracurriculars, to essays, to, (of course) standardized tests. As the Director of New Frontiers in Learning [https://www.nfil.net/], an organization devoted to providing educational and social supports to middle school through colleg
ACT Announces New Extended Time Policies
22 May, 2018
Have you heard the news? ACT has recently announced big changes to its extended time testing policies [http://leadershipblog.act.org/2018/05/act-announces-upcoming-changes-to.html], to be implemented in September 2018. While previous time-and-a-half test takers were permitted to self-pace throughout all four sections, the new section-by section time limits for time-and-a-half ACT testing will be as follows: ACT timing starting September 2018What does this mean for you as a student or parent? St
The Flip Sides Of ADHD: Balancing The Challenges And Strengths
18 May, 2018
Parents of kids with ADHD are often confounded by the paradoxes in their children’s behavior. Discover how to leverage these opposites to improve your child’s learning. *** If you’re the parent of a child with ADHD, you’ve probably wondered how someone can simultaneously have the memory of an elephant and the absentmindedness of someone typing on her smartphone. Her backpack may look like a small tornado passed through, but her baseball card collection is organized to the nth degree. Understa
The IEP Decoded: A Parent’s Guide By A Special Education Teacher
28 March, 2018
If your child is being evaluated for a learning disability, you may feel overwhelmed by the new terms you have to learn and the documentation you must complete. Learn what’s covered by an IEP, how to understand its terminology, and how to ensure that your student receives the support he or she needs. An IEP meeting — that is, a session to discuss your child’s Individualized Education Program — can seem overwhelming at first. Add to this experience the pages of paperwork required to apply for su
Attention Issues And ADD/ADHD: A Must-Read For Parents And Teachers
14 March, 2018
If your child struggles with attention issues or ADD/ADHD, you recognize the academic and emotional challenges he or she faces. Learn why creativity, innovation, and acceptance may lead your child to success, in school and beyond. *** Old or young, professionally or personally, yearning to be accepted is among the most natural of all human emotions. It affects the development of our personal identities, and often dictates how we measure our self-worth. Many of us incessantly and obsessively c
Meet Our LD/2E Specialists
12 March, 2018
Navigating schoolwork, homework, and tests can be a challenge for any student, but this process is especially difficult for a student who has learning differences. Noodle Pros understand how to support students with learning disabilities, AD/ADHD, twice-exceptionalism, and executive functioning disorder, while teaching skills that will lead to lifelong independence and a love of learning. Read on to learn about some of our learning difference, executive function, and twice exceptionalism speci
Deciphering Jargon At The Parent-Teacher Conference
06 March, 2018
Teacher lingo can feel like a different language. Here’s a crash course in some vocabulary you might hear at your next parent-teacher conference. *** ‘Tis the season of the parent-teacher conference. Every couple of years, a new version of teacher-speak comes into play. Most educators will explain the terms they use, but here is a rundown of key words you might hear bandied about. Accommodations:This is typically used to describe changes made to instruction in order to insure inclusion of stu
5 Ways To Help Your Child With Dyscalculia Master Math
23 February, 2018
If your child has dyscalculia, implement these five learning tips and tricks to help them overcome their struggle with numbers. “Dyscalculia” is another word for a math disorder. It can apply to difficulties with calculations, visuo-spatial tasks, memory for math concepts, formulae, or other math-related tasks. According to researchers, 6.5 percent of the school population [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11138905] in the United States has (Developmental) Dyscalculia, but many others have
High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder: Essentials Parents Should Know
20 February, 2018
The CDC estimates that 1 in 68 American children are born with autism spectrum disorder. If you’re a parent of a child with high-functioning ASD, you may wonder how to get your child the learning supports he or she needs [https://www.noodlepros.com/blog/2017/11/03/recognizing-signs-learning-disability/] . Hear from expert Jules Csillag about the symptoms, diagnostic process, and educational interventions available to kids and families. *** If you think your child may have high-functioning Auti
College Students With LD/ADHD Share What They've Learned
14 February, 2018
Starting college can present unique challenges for students with LD/ADHD. Upperclassmen who’ve faced these issues share their best advice for first-year students. *** This fall, thousands of young people with learning disabilities and ADHD (LD/ADHD) will begin their first year of college. The challenges inherent in this transition — especially for those with unique learning profiles — are well-known and well-documented. Numerous studies demonstrate how stressful and confusing this change can