ADHD and Learning Disability Resources
This page has a list of resources for current and prospective students diagnosed with ADHD or learning disabilities, including dyslexia. Click here to return to the full list of disability-specific resources.
- How do I know if I have ADHD or LD? Where do I go for testing? (this information and more at LDOnline.org)
- Succeeding in College with ADHD or LD
- Looking for support programs at colleges for LD or ADHD? Check out The Princeton Review, K&W Guide to Colleges for Students with Learning Differences. Available at Amazon or your library.
- Some students find that academic coaches are helpful. ADHD Coaches Organization and the Edge Foundation are two sources. (NCCSD doesn't endorse any particular programs)
- Advice from The Edge Foundation on Heading to College with ADHD .
- The National Federation of the Blind designed two resources that are helpful for students who use technology to read or write:
Video from the Web version of this publication:
ADHD As A Difference In Cognition, Not A Disorder: Stephen Tonti at TEDxCMU: https://www.youtube.com/embed/uU6o2_UFSEY
Carnegie Mellon student Stephen Tonti describes his ADHD as a difference, and not necessarily a disorder
Find out more about Dyslexia at the International Dyslexia Association.
Books & References
- Mooney, J., & Cole, D. Learning outside the lines: Two Ivy League students with learning disabilities and ADHD give you the tools for academic success and educational revolution.
- Hallowell, Edward & Ratey, John. Driven to Distraction
- Nadeau, Kathleen. Survival Guide for College Students with ADHD or LD
- Sarkis, Stephanie. Making the Grade with ADD
- You can find many textbooks in accessible formats at Bookshare.org Click on the "Get Started" tab
- Your Disability Resource Center can help you find e-texts at the AccessText Network which works directly with publishers.
- Apps that are useful for students with LD or ADHD