This useful guide for high school or college students diagnosed with attention deficit disorder or learning disabilities will provide the information they need to survive and thrive in the college setting. The Survival Guide is filled with practical suggestions and tips from an experienced specialist in the field and from college students who also suffer from these difficulties.

This book will help ADD and LD students to:

  • choose the right college
  • assess the services a college offers
  • arrange for extended-time exams
  • schedule classes advantageously
  • select an appropriate major
  • work with a career counselor
  • initiate and maintain helpful relationships with professors

Many valuable suggestions on how students can help themselves are also included in the Survival Guide. These include ways to study, how to manage time, overcoming procrastination, organizing oneself, resisting temptation, minimizing distractions, reducing frustrations, building a support network, learning self-advocacy, scheduling extracurricular activities, and choosing part-time employment.

About the Author
Kathleen G. Nadeau, PhD,, developed the College Bound Learning Disabilities Program, a college advisory service of ADD and LD students. She maintains a private practice in Bethesda, Maryland, and is Director of the Chesapeake Psychological Services of Maryland. She is co-author of School Strategies for ADD Teens and Learning to Slow Down and Pay Attention.
Reviews & Awards

The Survival Guide is a welcome resource…It is packed with many useful suggestions on how to effectively access support services and how to self-advocate so that college is more rewarding.
—Loring C. Brinckerhoff, PhD, director, LD Support Services, Boston University

The Survival Guide is filled with valuable and practical information and strategies…It should be read and taken to heart by every student with ADD who is choosing or attending a college or university.
—Mary McDonald Richard, Student Disability Services, The University of Iowa