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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

5 Ways to Help Your Neurodiverse Student Thrive This Semester

We’re one month into the spring semester, so now’s an ideal time to check in on your student and make sure they’re set up for success. You’re the expert on your child, after all: you can probably tell whether they’ve hit their stride by this point in the new semester.

College Consulting Collaborative

At the College Consulting Collaborative, we believe every student with learning differences deserves the highest quality assistance to become college-ready and find the "best fit" college. We work exclusively with students with learning challenges--ADHD, specific learning disabilities such as dyslexia, and students on the autism spectrum. We use a strengths-based

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

Helping Students with Learning Differences Become Super Testers

October is LD, ADHD, and Dyslexia awareness month. In the last 20 years, my team and I have worked with all types of learners, and we know first-hand about the challenges that standardized tests can present for students with learning differences. Our students have shown us time and again that,

Discerning Differences: The 5 W’s of Learning Support at Private Schools

When parents contact our office to inquire about our private school planning, the most important point emphasized to parents is the need to understand their child’s learning profile. This is true for kids with or without learning differences. It is from this baseline understanding that we can then draw parallels

Digital Testing: How Will Accommodations Work?

With the SAT going digital in 2024, many parents of students with learning differences are asking how this will affect their children. As standardized tests continue their decade’s long march towards a digital format, students with disabilities will generally find that accommodations are easier in a digital world. Since 1997,

Extended Timing Accommodations for the Redesigned SAT

The College Board’s Students with Disabilities Service (SSD) has released guidelines for extended timing on the new SAT and, to the chagrin of many, SSD has decided to continue its long-standing policy regarding the allocation of extended time. The College Board and the ACT, Inc. have historically taken differing approaches

Affluence and Accommodations: Wealthier Students are Securing More School-based Accommodations for Disabilities

A recent article in the New York Times, “Need Extra Time on Tests? It Helps to Have Cash,” highlights the disparities that exist in the rate of students receiving a 504 designation (a formal plan to accommodate disabilities) across 11,000 public US high schools, and, thus, the rate these students

Inside the Apple: Working with Students with LDs

Just as no student is the same, no tutor has the same journey into tutoring. Kristen “KP” Pariseau has a very traditional background - she got her degree in education over two decades ago, and began her career teaching at all levels of K-12 education. During her years in private

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SAT vs ACT

These two college admissions tests have a lot of unique facets. Each will give your student a different testing experience, so it's important to choose carefully. This guide can help.

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November 2023

AP Guide

AP courses can be intimidating. We get it. We're here to shine a light and show students there's no monster--and empower you to check for yourself next time.

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Executive functioning is a core set of skills that can determine someone's big picture success. If things feel tough, let's hack EF together.

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