Reading Out Loud Improves Memory

With the school year winding down, end-of-the-year testing and final exams are in full-force throughout area schools. If you’re looking for ways to improve your young person’s memory of learned material, reading aloud is a simple, surprisingly effective skill to add to their studying tool box. In several studies, reading materials aloud has been shown to […]

What Are Special Needs Trusts and Why Do You Need Them?

When preparing your will with the intention of leaving money or property to a family member with special needs, it’s vital to consider the impact of such bequeathals on their ability to receive assistance from important government programs, like Supplemental Security Income and Medicaid. There are also other financial circumstances beyond wills that could impact […]

College Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

Going to college is a stressful situation on its own, even without additional factors added in. For students with disabilities, the transition to a new, faster-paced environment can be a challenge. Fortunately, universities in the US are required by the Americans with Disabilities Act to make reasonable accommodations when a student reports a disability of […]

Local Summer Camps for Students with Special Needs

As the summer season grows closer, parents of children with neurobehavioral disorders often find themselves in search of a camp or a program that will allow their children to continue to learn, grow, and socialize with others during the break from school. Luckily, Baltimore and its surrounding counties offer numerous selections to provide the ultimate […]

SAT/ACT Accommodations for Students

With just a few months left in the school year, many students and families remain focused on important standardized tests, including the SAT and ACT exams. For students with disabilities, this pressure is heightened by the need to apply for and receive appropriate testing accommodations.

In past years, students with special needs found themselves submitting […]

What to Expect from a Neuropsychological Assessment

If you suspect that your child might be struggling with a learning, social-emotional or developmental disorder, a neuropsychological assessment could be an illuminating experience. However, if you’ve never had the experience before, it may seem a little intimidating. What all goes into the assessment? What can you expect, from the questions you might be asked […]

Understanding Seasonal Affective Disorder and ADHD

January ushers in not only the new year, but the heart of winter. While this change in seasons is enjoyable for many, the lack of sunlight and on-set of cooler temperatures causes others to experience serious emotional distress, a condition known as seasonal affective disorder. This may be particularly true for those with attention-deficit disorders.

Seasonal […]

How Social Media Impacts Anxiety

It’s safe to say, as 2017 comes to a close, that social media is everywhere. From Facebook to Twitter to Instagram to Snapchat, we are increasingly connected to friends, family, businesses, and even celebrities through these electronic avenues of communication. Twenty years ago, no one maintained relationships with every friend from high school, nor were […]

The Connection Between Anxiety and Substance Abuse

Anxiety disorders – including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, OCD social anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and phobias – are debilitating conditions that significantly alter the functionality and enjoyment of a person’s life. Many people may suffer from more than one disorder under this anxiety umbrella, or another neurobehavioral disorder, such as ADHD, which complicates […]

IEP Development: Points to Ponder

Attending an individualized education program meeting for your child can be overwhelming and complex. There may be many members on an IEP team, including you, the parent, as well as the child’s teachers, evaluators, and school administrators. When appropriate, the child may also be involved in the IEP meeting, as may other caregivers or school […]