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“In high school I couldn’t keep up academically with the so called ‘normal’ kids, so everyone else was lumped in together in the ‘special’ classes, even thought there existed a wide range of learning disabilities. I could never find a happy medium where I could learn at my own pace, until I got to Curry.

Holden Kepecs '85
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Major: Communication

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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.

Armstrong, T. (2010). Neurodiversity: Discovering the extraordinary gifts of autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and other brain differences. Boston: DeCapo 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. (2014). 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, P., Roediger, H., & McDaniel, M. (2014). Make it stick: The science of successful learning. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

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.

Fox, L. & Ijiri, L. (2015). Learning disabilities reference. Milton, MA: Curry College.

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. & Abrahams, L. (2018). Multilingual college students with learning disabilities/differences. In Ficksman, M. & Adelizzi, J.U. (Eds.), The Clinical Practice of Educational Therapy (2nd ed.): Learning and Functioning with Diversity. New York: Routledge.

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.

Siegel, D. & Bryson, T.P.  (2012).  The whole brain child:  12 revolutionary strategies to nurture your child's developing mind. New York: Bantam Books.

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.

Smith, D. (2012). Monkey mind: A memoir of anxiety. New York: Simon & Schuster.

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

Tough, P. (2012). How children succeed: Grit, curiosity, and the hidden power of character.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

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

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