Eileen Bailey

Education Expert


B.A., English, Mansfield University of Pennsylvania


  • A freelance writer since 1995
  • Focuses on special education, learning disabilities, ADHD, and other health and parenting issues
  • Co-wrote several books, including The Complete Idiot's Guide to Adult ADHD (Alpha, 2010)​


Eileen Bailey is a former writer for ThoughtCo who contributed articles about attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and dyslexia for two years. Eileen's interest in learning disabilities came after her 10-year-old son received a diagnosis of suffering from ADD. Since that time, she has researched and written extensively about learning disabilities and other health topics.

Eileen has written about learning disabilities, education, health, and parenting topics for over 15 years. She is a contributing writer for ADDitude Magazine and HealthCentral.com. Eileen co-wrote several books and is an expert in the field. Her books include co-writing The Essential Guide to Overcoming Obsessive Love (Alpha, 2011) and The Essential Guide to Asperger's Syndrome: A Parent s Complete Source of Information and Advice on Raising a Child with Asp (Alpha, 2012).


Eileen Bailey received a degree in English from the Mansfield University of Pennsylvania.

Awards and Publications

ThoughtCo and Dotdash

ThoughtCo is a premier reference site focusing on expert-created education content. We are one of the top-10 information sites in the world as rated by comScore, a leading Internet measurement company. Every month, more than 13 million readers seek answers to their questions on ThoughtCo.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population monthly. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone, and recently Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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