• ADHD: What is it and what should I expect?

    By Brooke Nalesnik1, Amy Le1, Mary Ann Talley1, & Elizabeth Cato1

    Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most commonly diagnosed neurobehavioral disorder for school-age children in the United States2.The National Institute of Mental Health (NIH)3 defines ADHD as “a brain disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity- impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development.”

    Who […]

  • New Beginning

    Hello – I am the president of the GBRLD Coalition and I want to tell you about some amazing young people. I am the organizer of the C W Austin LD Conference which is sponsored by the Coalition and held on Saturday, February 4, 2017. It was a tremendous success with the largest attendance in […]

  • Dyslexia

    According to the National Dyslexia Foundation, “dyslexia is a brain-based learning disability that specifically impairs a person’s ability to read. Individuals with this disorder typically read at levels significantly lower than expected given their overall intelligence” (“The dyslexia foundation”, n.d., p.2). As many as 15-20% of the population display some symptoms of dyslexia. One in […]

  • ADHD and Language in the School Setting

    ADHD and Language Children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) may present with learning difficulties and academic problems, specifically with reading and writing. Children presented with language difficulties beyond 5-years-old have a greater risk for deficits with their attention and social skills (Nelson, 2010).

    The three risks that may develop without language therapy include:

    Difficulties […]