Smart Kids with LD: Empowering Parents
Kids with dyslexia, ADHD, and other learning disabilities are as intelligent as others, and often have great strengths–but they learn differently. If your child, or a child you know struggles with learning or attention issues, this website is for you. Learn from the experts—professionals and parents just like you—how to get off the sidelines and help your child succeed in school and in life.
From Our Newsletter
Helping Boys Envision a Future
It is often daunting for boys who struggled in high school despite significant parental support to muster the level of self-direction required to succeed in college. Read what you can do to help.
People Who Inspire Us
Your Children with LD Inspire Us
Nominate a child you know who achieves great things in spite—or maybe because of—his or her learning disabilities. Smart Kids with LD is accepting nominations for the Fred J. Epstein Youth Achievement Award. The deadline for applications is January 31. Read more
From Our Experts
Lisa Rappaport, PhD
Make Your Child A Part of the Evaluation Process: Involving your child in his learning issues from the beginning helps him manage them going forward.
Rappaport is on the faculty of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and has a private practice in Manhattan, specializing in neuropsychological evaluations.
What Is Asperger’s Syndrome?
Also referred to as high-functioning autism, Asperger’s Syndrome is characterized by at least normal intelligence and verbal skills. Symptoms may include difficulties with social interaction, motor skills, and obsessive interests. Read how Asperger’s differs from LD.