Academic Support

  • ADDitude Magazine
    Since 1998, millions of parents and adults have trusted ADDitude's expert guidance and support for living better with ADHD and its related mental health conditions. Our mission is to be your trusted advisor, an unwavering source of understanding and guidance along the path to wellness. ADDitude Magazine is the quarterly consumer publication about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder created and distributed by New Hope Media in New York, NY. It contains feature and service articles about ADD, ADHD and learning disabilities like dyslexia.

    The Arlington Center for ADD
    Service Provider
    The Arlington Center is a multi-specialty group offering a variety of mental health services.
    3375 North Arlington Heights
    Road, Suite F, in Arlington Heights
    847- 577- 4530

    Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD)
    CHADD, an organization for Children and Adults with ADHD
    Padre a Padre: Introducci¢n al TDAH (Spanish Resources):

    Child Mind Institute
    Working Memory
    Insights and advice on common concerns and tips for facing challenges many families share.
    Facebook live chats with expert clinicians (10am and 4:30 pm)
    Article: How to Help Kids With Working Memory Issues

    How to Gain Control of Your Free Time
    Time Management, Planning, Task Initiation
    There are 168 hours in each week. How do we find time for what matters most? Time management expert Laura Vanderkam studies how busy people spend their lives, and she's discovered that many of us drastically overestimate our commitments each week, while underestimating the time we have to ourselves. She offers a few practical strategies to help find more time for what matters to us, so we can build the lives we want in the time we've got.

    How to Teach Your High-Schooler Organization Skills

    In Brief: The Executive Function - Life Skills and Learning
    Executive Function Overview (Spanish) En Breve: La Funci¢n Ejecutiva ? Habilidades para la vida y el aprendizaje

    Interactive Metronome
    Occupational Therapy
    Interactive Metronome integrates sight, sound and physical movements to improve:
    Working Memory: The ability to store information and ideas. Memory is essential for word recognition, comprehension of complex sentences and learning.
    Attention: The ability to focus on information tasks and ignore distractions.
    Processing: The rate at which the patient is able to accurately perceive and manipulate information.
    Sequencing: The placing of detailed information in its accustomed order, for example: days of the week, the alphabet or long division.

    Khan Academy
    Content and resources, practice exercises, instructional videos, and personalized learning for a variety of levels and courses.

    Northwest Biofeedback Center 
    Neurofeedback is a tool used to gather information on brain function by monitoring the brain?s electrical activity. Neurofeedback has proven to be an effective technique to help patients better manage a wide range of physical and mental health issues.

    Peak Attention, Memory, Problem Solving, Emotion Management
    Peak has 45+ games covering six categories, carefully developed with you in mind. Choose from our catalog of games or challenge yourself with our versatile Daily Workouts. Daily brain workouts to sharpen your Memory, Attention, Problem-Solving, - Mental Agility, Language, Coordination and Emotion Control.

    Smart but Scattered Teens: The "Executive Skills" Program for Helping Teens Reach Their Potential
    This positive guide provides a science-based program for promoting teens' independence by building their executive skills--the fundamental brain-based abilities needed to get organized, stay focused, and control impulses and emotions.
    Smart But Scattered

    TEDx Talks: Why Our Screens Make Us Less Happy
    Emotion Regulation
    What are our screens and devices doing to us? Psychologist Adam Alter studies how much time screens steal from us and how they're getting away with it. He shares why all those hours you spend staring at your smartphone, tablet or computer might be making you miserable -- and what you can do about it.

    Tutoring Academic Support
    Library patrons may have access to free online tutoring. Enter your library card for access.

    Rush Neurobehavioral Center
    Service Provider
    Executive Functions are cognitive processes that allow people to plan, organize, make decisions, pay attention, and regulate behavior. Rush offers workshops, workbooks and services to address these areas.

    Chrome Extensions

    Chrome Extensions for Struggling Students and Special Needs Study Skills


    Time Management
    Grow your own forest by staying focused daily & turn hard work into a land of lush forest. Forest team partners with a real-tree-planting organization, Trees for the Future, to plant real trees on Earth. When our users spend virtual coins they earn in Forest on planting real trees, Forest team donates to our partner and creates planting orders.

    Time Management
    Free online program that helps you organize your classes, assignments, set & track homework and receive due date reminders.

    Stay Focused app
    Chrome extension add on app that restricts the amount of time you can spend on time-wasting websites

    Time Management
    Free to fee based task tracking app.

    Time Management
    Free app that will track the amount of time it takes you to complete a task. This is a useful tool if you want to get a better idea of what types of tasks are consuming more time that you have estimated and thus allow you to restructure your schedule with better accuracy.

    Project Management
    Free project management app

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