Jenn Cohen, a college test preparation expert for the SAT, PSAT and ACT, specializing in ADD/ADHD and special needs students, was a recent expert guest on #CollegeChat and provided tips for high school students with ADD/ADHD and other learning disabilities how to maximize their SAT and ACT scores through test preparation and making sure to secure test accomodations. During the one hour discussion, Jenn covered a number of topics including what types of accomodations are available and how to research them, how to determine which test is best for each student, how long to prepare for the test, and how to construct a test preparation plan. Jenn had a lot of great suggestions and you can read through the 31 page transcript here : adhd_transcript.
SAT and ACT Test Expert to Discuss Test Accommodations and Preparation for ADD/ADHD High School Students during #CollegeChat
Jenn Cohen, college test preparation expert and owner of Jenn Cohen Tutoring, will provide tips for ADD/ADHD high school students to maximize their PSAT, SAT, and ACT scores during #CollegeChat April 3, 2012 at 9 p.m. Eastern
Jenn Cohen, a college test preparation expert for the SAT, PSAT and ACT, specializing in ADD/ADHD and special needs students, will discuss how high school students with ADD/ADHD and other learning disabilities, can maximize their college admission testing scores by carefully researching test accommodations and creating and implementing an effective test preparation plan during #CollegeChat on Twitter, April 3, 2012 at 9 p.m. Eastern.
Cohen, https://twitter.com/#!/satprepforadhd, the owner and founder of Jenn Cohen Tutoring and president of chief word nerd of Word-Nerd.com, an SAT vocabulary website, will discuss with #CollegeChat participants:
- What kind of test accommodations is available for high school students with ADD/ADHD or other learning disabilities?
- How do students research what test accommodations are available? How far in advance should they research?
- How should students determine which is the best test for them?
- Why might the ACT be a smarter choice for ADHD students?
- How far in advance should an ADD/ADHD student plan to prepare for college admission tests?
- Ideally, when should students take the first test and how many times do you recommend?
- If a student can’t afford tutoring services, how do you recommend they construct a test preparation plan?
- Are there websites you recommend for test preparation? Are there apps you recommend?
- Are there specific SAT and ACT test preparation books for students with ADD/ADHD you recommend?
Jenn Cohen has been in test prep since 1997 and has been a private tutor for the SAT and PSAT, specializing in ADHD/learning disability students. Cohen is also president of Word-Nerd.com, an SAT vocabulary tutorial website which she created with her husband, Gary. Cohen has a blog, The Fat Envelope, which covers all things college admissions. A Duke University graduate, Cohen currently serves on the alumni admissions interviewing committee as well as the Duke Dallas Women’s Forum steering committee. Cohen’s graduate work in clinical psychology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center provided her with extensive knowledge of attention deficit and learning disorders.
#CollegeChat is a live bi-monthly conversation intended for teens, college students, parents, and higher education experts on Twitter. #CollegeChat takes place on the first and third Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. PT/ 9 p.m. ET. Questions for each #CollegeChat edition can be sent to Theresa Smith, the moderator of #CollegeChat via http://Twitter.com/collegechat , by entering questions online on the CollegeChat Facebook page at http://ht.ly/1XIqV , or by email. More detailed information about signing up for Twitter and participating in #Collegechat can be found at http://pathwaypr.com/how-to-participate-in-a-twitter-chat .
Recognizing Mental Health and Learning Disability Issues in College Students on May 3, 2011 #CollegeChat
Dr. Susan Fletcher, Ph.D., a practicing psychologist and expert in the fields of AD/HD, learning disabilities, emotional intelligence and relationships, will discuss how to recognize common mental health disorders, including depression and alcohol use, as well as learning disabilities that exhibit for the first time during college, on #CollegeChat, Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 9 p.m. Eastern. Dr. Fletcher is the founder of Fletcher & Associates Psychological Services, P.A.
- What are the most common psychological issues to show up in college students?
- Why do these issues present during college? Are there specific triggers?
- Why is there in increase in depression and anxiety disorders in college?
- Are colleges equipped to deal with these disorders? How can students get help?
- Why is there an increase in college age suicides? What can be done to prevent them?
- Are self-injurious behaviors also on the rise? What are the symptoms?
- Is AD/HD increasing in college aged students? Why does it appear for the first time for some while in college?
- How can students get tested for AD/HD if they suspect that they might have it?
- How can AD/HD be managed effectively?
Susan Fletcher, Ph.D. is a practicing psychologist and expert in the field of AD/HD, learning disabilities, emotional intelligence and relationships. Susan began her education at the University of Florida where she earned her undergraduate degree in Health and Human Performance. She then went on to earn a Masters in Counseling Psychology and her Ph.D. from Texas Woman’s University. After a few years in private practice, Susan switched gears to work with Dr. Phil McGraw (Dr. Phil) as a litigation specialist on high-profile cases, assisting in the production of mock trials, preparing expert witnesses and assisting in jury selection. Susan is a frequent television news program guest and is quoted frequently in national magazines. She has been in private practice for almost 20 years. Dr. Fletcher is using the innovative Quotient ADHD System to aid in the diagnosis and management of AD/HD in her patients. The Quotient is the first FDA-cleared objective test for ADHD.
#CollegeChat is a live bi-monthly conversation intended for teens, college students, parents, and higher education experts on Twitter. #CollegeChat takes place on the first and third Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. PST/ 9 p.m. EST. Questions for each #CollegeChat edition can be sent to Theresa Smith, the moderator of #CollegeChat via http://Twitter.com/collegechat , by entering questions online on the CollegeChat Facebook page at http://ht.ly/1XIqV , or by email. More detailed information about signing up for Twitter and participating in #Collegechat can be found at http://pathwaypr.com/how-to-participate-in-a-twitter-chat .CollegeChat can also be found on Twitter at http://Twitter.com/collegechat .