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Articles & Information related to ADHD

Signs of ADHD

Rejection Sensetivity/ Emotional Hyperarousal

Secrets of ADHD brain

Unraveling secrets of your ADD nervous system

ADHD in Adults

How adults with ADHD think: Understaning the neurology of an ADD brain

Explaining the ADHD Brain

Prefrontal cortex, emotions and more

High IQ & ADHD

How intelligence and identity collide

ADHD Symptoms or ADHD Comorbidity

Diagnosing related conditions

ADHD and emotional withdrawl

Why women pull back

Healthy communication for neurodiverse women

How to protect yourself and still connect with other people

L/D’s –
Learning Disabilities

Some individuals, despite having an average or above-average level of intelligence, have real difficulty acquiring basic academic skills. These skills include those needed for successful reading, writing, listening, speaking and/or math. These difficulties might be the result of a learning disability.

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), a federal law, defines a learning disability as a condition when a child’s achievement is substantially below what one might expect for that child. Learning disabilities do not include problems that are primarily the result of intellectual disabilities, emotional disturbance, or visual, hearing, emotional or intellectual disabilities. Read more on Learning Disabilities here.

LD is a broad term. There are many kinds of learning disabilities, but common learning disabilities include…

Dyslexia -

a language-based disability in which a person has trouble understanding written words. It may also be referred to as reading disability or reading disorder.

Dyscalculia -

a mathematical disability in which a person has a difficult time solving arithmetic problems and grasping math concepts.

Dysgraphia -

a writing disability in which a person finds it hard to form letters or write within a defined space.

Auditory and Visual Processing Disorders -

sensory disabilities in which a person has difficulty understanding language despite normal hearing and vision.

Nonverbal Learning Disabilities -

a neurological disorder which originates in the right hemisphere of the brain, causing problems with visual-spatial, intuitive, organizational, evaluative and holistic processing functions.

For more information related to Learning Disabilities visit:

LD Online – Full resource list

LD Online – Are learning disabilities the only problem


Non Verbal Learning Disorder

Articles & Information related to NVLD

The NVLD Project

Awareness, support & solutions for those with NVLD


How does ADHD compare to an NVLD diagnosis

Info on NVLD

A variety of topics on NVLD

NVLD Diagnosis & Symptoms

Symptoms, IEP Goals, Accommodations, Teaching Strategis

The following articles are regarding “slow processing speed” a term that people sometimes hear during psychological testing feedback…

Processing speed: What you need to know.

Signs of slow processing speed at different ages.

Classroom accommodations for slow processing speed.


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