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The Invisible Minority on College Campuses

College-bound students with ADHD represent a growing yet still often overlooked population in higher education. Almost 9% of children in the US have ADHD¹, and 30% to 45% of children with ADHD also have a learning disability². As we counsel more families with ADHD and other learning differences, helping them

Four Things You Shouldn’t Believe about ADHD

Kids with ADHD have a long history of being misunderstood. We’ve all heard the false but familiar labels: lazy, willful, spacey. These hurtful labels fail to capture the real challenges and strengths that come with ADHD. They also leave parents and educators in a lurch, without helpful strategies to support

Easy to Miss: The Signs of ADHD in Girls

ADHD is one of the most common neuro-differences identified in children and teens. In spite of its prevalence, however, ADHD is often overlooked in girls. Let’s look at why this happens, why it matters, and what parents can do to help. Why is ADHD Overlooked in Girls? One student can’t

3 LD and ADHD Myths Holding Students Back

At Applerouth, we know from the research and (even more powerfully) from first-hand experience that when a student starts to believe in their abilities, everything starts to change. We also know that developing strong self-belief isn’t always easy for today’s tweens and teens, especially if they have a learning or

Paying Attention: Multi-tasking, ADHD and the Beauty of Dopamine

Six years ago I remember standing in the kitchen of my 13-year old "little brother" (I was part of a big-brother-little brother program at the time), watching him simultaneously participate in 6 IM chats on AOL. I watched in disbelief as he responded to each of his friends. How on

Does Your Child Hit the Snooze Button in the Morning?

Have you found that mornings are a struggle for your child? Is waking your child like trying to wake a bear in winter? Or maybe you have noticed that your child over or under reacts to stressful events. Does your child have “meltdowns” or get “wired” just before bedtime? Does

Quick Tips for Students Who Struggle with Executive Functioning

For kids who struggle with organization and focus in school, this is the time of year when things start to fall apart. Parents know the pattern well. In September, our kids are fresh-faced and their assignment folders organized. By November, we count ourselves lucky if we even find a folder,

7 Tips to Help Your LD/ADHD Student Succeed on Admissions Tests

October is LD, Dyslexia, and ADHD awareness month. Nationally, it’s estimated that one in five students has some form of learning or attention difference.¹ At Applerouth, roughly one in three of our students learns differently. While few students would list standardized tests as the highlight of their academic career, these

The Latest Data on Testing Accommodations

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), standardized testing companies (like the ACT, Inc. and the College Board) must grant accommodations to students with qualifying disabilities. Recently, the Government Accountability Office, GAO, did a review to see how the testing companies are doing.¹ We’ve dug through the report and here

Does My Student Need to be Evaluated for a Learning Difference?

What to look for and what to expect if your student gets tested. As the school year comes to a close, students are celebrating the freedom of summer…and parents are looking at report cards and wondering if they are an accurate reflection of their students’ ability and potential. When there

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SAT vs ACT

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