“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.
Braaten, E. & Willoughby, B. (2104). Bright kids who can't keep up. New York: The Guilford Press.
Brinkerhoff, L.D., Shaw, S.F., & McGuire, J.M. (1993). Promoting postsecondary education for students 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. www.curry.edu/PALpublications
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. www.curry.edu/PALpublications
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.
Nilson, L. (2013). Creating self-regulated learners: Strategies to strengthen students' self-awareness and learning skills. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing, LLC.
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.
Wilson, R. and Lyons, L. (2013). Anxious kids anxious parents: 7 ways to stop the worry cycle and raise courageous and independent children. Deerfield Beach, FLA: Health Communications.
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
Dr. Diane Webber recently received a fellowship from the Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation. Dr. Webber will travel to Denmark, Sweden, and Norway in June 2016 to confer with Scandinavian colleagues about Bringing Active Learning to the College Classroom at the Universities of Copenhagen, Stockholm and Bergen.
Like many high school kids, Ivan Marchany '16 was very much into video games. But little did he realize that his boyhood hobby would turn into a career path in cyber-security. Because of a learning difference, Ivan's college search led him from his home in Puerto Rico to the Curry College PAL program, where he has thrived academically as an IT major, turning his once-perceived weaknesses into strengths.
The Institute on Learning Differences, a successful venture between the Education department and the Program for Advancement of Learning (PAL), gives students the opportunity to tap into the resources and knowledge of PAL faculty members and outside specialists to better understand the unique educational needs of students.