PTSD: How Does It Affect Families?

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, affects people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event. Though it’s often associated with military veterans who have returned home from war, anyone who has experienced trauma can develop the symptoms of PTSD. In addition to war veterans, this includes those who have […]

How To Help Someone With PTSD

A relationship with someone who suffers from PTSD can be very challenging. Whether it’s your family member, relative, significant other, or friend who is coping with PTSD, you’re essentially coping with the disorder, too. You’re not alone, though, and there are ways you can help your loved one on their […]

Is Autism a Disability?

According to the U.S Department of Labor, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is considered a neurological developmental disability. The symptoms are measured on a spectrum from subtle and mild symptoms to severe cognitive and developmental delays. The need for specialized support and services can vary wildly from case to case. Because […]

Signs & Symptoms of Learning Disabilities & Disorders

Your child is struggling in school. You’ve noticed some warning signs and you think it’s possible they have a learning disability or disorder. What do you do? Where do you start? This guide will give you a starting point and help you along the path to becoming educated and informed. […]

Common Accommodations for College Students With Learning Disabilities

Note: If your student is from the Arlington Heights or Chicago area please contact us with any questions on classroom accommodations or to schedule an appointment today! Transitioning from high school to college is often stressful, especially for those with learning difficulties.  Taking class notes, studying, and sitting exams come […]

ADHD in Women: Symptoms & Signs

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is typically considered a childhood disorder, but it follows many people into their adult lives. As it does in childhood, ADHD impacts substantially more men than women. An estimated 5.4% of men aged 18 to 44 have ADHD compared to 3.2% of women, according to the National Institute of […]

How to Self-Advocate as a College Student with a Learning Disability

Self-advocacy is necessary for college students with learning disabilities as they navigate their postsecondary education. If you are a student with a learning disability, learning to self-advocate allows you to gain the tools you need to get the most out of your college learning experience. Reviewing information about how you […]

Early Signs of Dyslexia in Children

Do you think something is holding your child back in school? Learn to identify the early signs and symptoms of dyslexia and get your child the help they need. You’ve heard the idea that someone who has dyslexia reverses their letters. They write the letter b when it should be […]

9 Signs Your Child Is Struggling In School

Do you suspect your child is having problems in school? Are they having trouble with homework, or are they not acting as they usually do? Whether they attend a private or public school, it often doesn’t matter. As you know, childhood is difficult: hormones are changing, new social pressures arise, […]

What You Should Know About “Study Drugs”

Did you know that 26% of college students reported using study drugs? Are you wondering what signs to look for? In this article, we’ll go over the signs of study drug misuse and why students use study drugs. This is a challenging topic for parents. It’s a difficult topic to […]