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 […]

October: A Month of Awareness for Two Important Differences

October is an observance month for both Down syndrome and dyslexia. It’s time to celebrate adults and children with these conditions, as well as spread awareness and foster understanding of the experiences of these individuals.
Down Syndrome
Down syndrome is a genetic condition that occurs as a result of a full or partial copy of chromosome […]

Back to School Tips for ADHD

Summer is a much needed break for children with ADHD. They can sleep in and go to bed more or less when they’d like. There’s plenty of time to play and make use of their energy. There’s no pressure from tests and grades. But summer break only lasts a couple months, and many children with […]

5 Myths About ADHD

ADHD, or Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, is one of the most commonly diagnosed neurobehavioral disorders. Despite that, or perhaps because of it, it is also one of the most misunderstood neurobehavioral disorders. Media portrayals, exaggerated stereotypes, and the way we talk about ADHD all perpetuate miscommunications and misconceptions. It’s time to clear up a few of […]