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As a student with an LD, my biggest fear in high school was raising my hand in class, and not knowing the answer. But now, especially when I meet with my PAL advisor, I have more confidence and I feel like I'm more prepared to participate in class.

Brandon Traina '11
Major: Criminal Justice

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Adelizzi, J. & Goss, D. (Eds.) (1995). A closer look: Perspectives on college students with learning disabilities. Milton, MA: Curry College.

Adelizzi, J. & Goss, D. (2001). Parenting children with learning disabilities. Westport, CT: Greenwood.

Adelizzi, J. (2002). Posttraumatic stress in women with ADHD. In P. Quinn & K. Nadeau (Eds.), Gender issues and ADHD: Research, diagnosis and treatment (pp. 365-393). Silver Spring: Advantage Books.

Amen, L.J. & Johnson, S.R. (with Amen, D.G.) (1996). A teenager's guide to A.D.D.: Understanding and treating attention disorders through the teenager years. Fairfield, CA: MindWorks Press.

*Arnett, J. J. (2004). Emerging Adulthood: The Winding Road from the Late Teens through the Twenties. New York: Oxford University Press.

*Barkin, C. (1999). When your kid goes to college: A parents' survival guide. NY: Avon Books.

Barkley, R. (2010). Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in adults: The latest assessment and treatment strategies. Boston: Jones and Bartlett.

*Bips, L.L. (with Wallitsch, J. & Wallitsch, K.) (2003). Parenting college freshmen. Bloomington, IN: 1st Books Library.

Brinkerhoff, L.D., Shaw, S.F., & McGuire, J.M. (1993). Promoting postsecondary education forstudents with learning disabilities: A handbook for practitioners. Austin, TX: Pro-ed.

Brown, T. (2005). Attention deficit disorder: The unfocused mind in children and adults. New Haven: Yale University Press.

*Coburn, K. L., & Treeger, M. L. (2003). Letting Go: A Parents' Guide to Understanding the College Years (4th ed.). New York: Quill Harper Collins. (Original work published 1997)

Cummings, R., Fisher, G., Espeland, P., & Hanson, L.K. (1993). A survival guide for teenagers with LD. Minneapolis: Free Spirit Publishing.

Eggen, P. & Kaucheck, D. (2010). Learners with exceptionalities. In P. Eggen & D. Kaucheck, Educational psychology: Windows on classrooms (pp. 124-160). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

Ficksman, M. & Adelizzi, J. (Eds.) (2010). The clinical practice of educational therapy: A teaching model. London: Routledge.

Fox, L. & Ijiri, L. (Eds.) (2010). Changing lives through metacognitive relationships: LD/ADHD and college success. Milton, MA: Curry College.

Fox, L. (2013).  Success factors 40 years later:  The pioneer postsecondary program for students with learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and executive function.  Learning Disabilities:  A Multidisciplinary Journal, 18(3), 18-28.

Fox, L. (2013).  Neurodiversity:  Discovering the extraordinary gifts of autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and other brain differences. Book review in The Educational Therapist, 34(1), 31.

Goss, D. (2008). To tell or not to tell: The workplace disclosure dilemma for college-educated adults with learning disabilities. The Educational Therapist, 29(2), 16-21.

Gregg, N. (2009). Adolescents and adults with learning disabilities and ADHD: Assessment and accommodation. New York: Guilford Press.

Ijiri, L. & Fox, L. (2005). Learning disabilities reference. Milton, MA: Curry College.

Mapou, R. (2009). Adult learning disabilities and ADHD: Research-informed assessment. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Mytkowicz, P., & Goss, D. (2012).  Students' perceptions of a postsecondary LD/ADHD support program.  Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 25(4), 345-361.

Mytkowicz, P., Goss, D. & Steinberg, B. (2014) "Assessing Metacognition as a Learning Outcome in a Postsecondary Strategic Learning Course" Journal of  Postsecondary Education and Disability.  7(1)

Nadeau, K. (2006). Survival guide for college students with ADHD or LD (2nd ed.). Washington: Magination Press.

Novotni, M. (with Peterson, R.) (2007). What does everybody else know that I don't? Plantation, FL: Specialty Press.

Ostroff, W. (2012).  Understanding how young children learn:  Bringing the science of child development to the classroom.  Alexandria, VA:  ASDC.

*Pasick, P. (1998). Almost grown: Launching your child from high school to college. NY: W.W. Norton & Co.

Pink, D. (2006). A whole new mind: Why right-brainers will rule the future. New York: Riverhead.

Quinn, P.O. (Ed.) (2001). ADD and the college student: A guide for high school and college students with attention deficit disorder. Washington, D.C.: Magination Press.

Reiff, H.B. (2007). Self-advocacy skills for students with learning disabilities: Making it happen in college and beyond. Port Chester, NY: Dude Publishing.

*Roffman, A. (2007). Guiding teens with learning disabilities: Navigating the transition from high school to adulthood. NY: Princeton Review.

*Savage, M. (2003). You're on your own (but I'm here if you need me): Mentoring your child during the college years. NY: Fireside.

Silver, L. (2004). Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder: A clinical guide to diagnosis and treatment for health and mental health professionals (3rd ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publishing.

Sprenger, M. (1999). Learning & memory: The brain in action. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Willcutt, E. & Gaffney-Brown, R. (2004). Etiology of dyslexia, ADHD, and related difficulties: Using genetic methods to understand comorbidity. Perspectives, 12-15.

Wolf, M. (2007). Proust and the squid: The story and science of the reading brain. New York: Harper Collins.

* Indicates readings especially helpful for parents transitioning with their college students for the first time

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Criminal Justice major Brandon Traina one day hopes to become a part of one of the most prestigious law enforcement organizations in the world, the NYPD.

Meet Katie Russell '11

A Psychology and Criminal Justice double-major, Katie Russell decided in her junior year to take a semester at sea, a whirlwind academic boat trip which took her to 14 different countries.

Meet Danielle Hausner '12

"The PAL program has allowed me to be much more involved in school. The faculty and staff point out my strengths so now I know where I'm able to channel what I'm good at. I honestly had no idea of my potential before PAL."

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