Avoiding the Pitfalls of College for Students with ADHD and LD

Hosted by Richard Selznick, PhD

If you or your child is preparing to go off to college in the near future and has ADHD or a learning disability, there are many factors to consider that can influence a successful college experience.

This Health eTalk gives you the opportunity to ask questions related to effectively transitioning from high school to college, such as: understanding legal rights and responsibilities; disclosing and documenting your disability; the application process and colleges to consider; IDEA vs. 504; developing self-knowledge and self-advocacy skills; transition planning; understanding the use of Assistive Technology; and the role of medication.

Dr. Selznick is a psychologist, nationally certified school psychologist, graduate school professor and university professor of pediatrics. He is a nationally renowned expert in ADHD and learning disabilities, and author of the book The Shut-Down Learner: Helping Your Academically Discouraged Child.   Dr. Selznick oversees a program that assesses and treats a broad range of learning and school-based academic and behavioral problems. The Cooper Learning Center is a Division of the Department of Pediatrics of Cooper University Hospital.