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AD/HD, Stimulants, and Substance Abuse

Media stories about stimulant medications for AD/HD are often misleading. Learn what research tells us about AD/HD medications and the risk of substance abuse in children and teens.

Early signs of a reading difficulty

Parents are often the first to suspect their child has a reading problem. An expert alerts parents to some of the earliest indicators of a reading difficulty.

What Standardized Tests Do and Don't Tell You

Today's students must take many standardized tests, yet students with learning problems often perform poorly on them. An expert explains how parents accurately measure growth and progress in kids who struggle.

Terms Used in Individual Standardized Tests

If a specialist has assessed your child for a learning problem, you probably have a report outlining the test results. Are you confused about the test results -- what they mean for your child? This article may answer your questions.

Ways to support your struggling reader

When a child struggles with reading, learn how parents balance academic experience with at-home reading activities that are fun and rewarding!

Structural brain differences in kids with dyslexia

Research in neuroscience has produced clear evidence of structural differences in the brains of children with dyslexia.

Dyslexia and the education environment

People with dyslexia have differences in brain structure. How can educators use this knowledge to teach them more effectively? An expert shares his insights.

How brain research can help demystify dyslexia

How can brain research tools help us understand dyslexia, fine-tune its identification, and improve teaching methods?

The possible impact of brain research on education

What if you could see inside the brains of people with dyslexia and watch them think? Compared to brains of people who don't have dyslexia, would you see many differences? Is this stuff of sci-fi?

Understanding Girls with AD/HD: Symptoms and Strategies

Girls with AD/HD often suffer in silence - and remain undiagnosed. When their symptoms finally surface, they can be dangerous. Learn what to watch for in your daughter - and how to help her.