Blog - Insight into LD


Each year, Springer partners with Cincinnati Children's to bring an expert in the field of LD or ADHD to Cincinnati. The Distinguished Speaker Program this year will feature Lynn Meltzer PhD, discussing the role of Executive Function in academic success. During this program for parents entitled "The Child Beneath the Stress: Parenting Children with Executive Function Challenges," Dr.


We recently welcomed Lisa K. Woodruff, Springer alumni parent, to present a parent program on organizing the paper clutter at home. The paperless environment doesn’t seem to have happened yet! Lisa is the author of “How ADHD Affects Home Organization” and the owner of Organize 365.


Nothing seems to get on a parent’s last nerve like the sound of a whining voice. As parents we find whining aversive, but we may have unintentionally contributed to its use.


Staying on top of all the details of 21st-century life can be a challenge. The advent of the computer age has not produced the predicted paperless society. Junk mail, tax records, coupons, passports, receipts – it’s hard to keep it all organized.


Almost everyone resolves to make some positive change in their life for the New Year. It might be losing weight, getting more exercise, sticking to a budget, or spending less time on social media or interacting with a screen. All of those are good resolutions. Here is something else to consider. What is the volume of your voice when interacting with your loved ones? Are you a “screamer?"


Join the club. You sweat the shopping and preparing a huge meal or a dish only to be met with comments about what is missing this year. Gifts elicit a noncommittal response. Before the gathering is over, one of the kids will have a meltdown (maybe it won’t be yours). At the end, you and your family are exhausted and irritable. No one is happy. Let’s not replay these scenes again!


If your college freshman who is eligible for support refuses to contact the Office of Disability Services, know that you are not alone. Many students feel confident after their acceptance to college and graduation from high school. They may want to employ a “wait and see” approach as they enter a new system of education.


Although all colleges and universities offer services for students with a disability (LD and ADHD among others), an Individual Education Plan is valid only from Kindergarten through grade 12. After high school, students are covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (ADA and 504) at the post-secondary educational setting.


Last week’s blog post discussed the internal work parents need to do before working with a child to repair relationship damage that has resulted from lying. Today we’ll consider steps parents can take with their child that can not only rebuild the relationship but also model healthy ways to work though conflict.


A recent blog post by Dr. Mary Ann Mulcahey highlighted the article an Australian colleague and I wrote on the topic of individuals with ADHD and the fibbing phenomenon. In our article, and during an interview with Dr. Ned Hallowell, we discussed the effect fibbing can have on the relationship between parent and child.