2015 Youth Achievement Award

“The best predictor of a child’s success is a parent doing everything in his or her power to help that child succeed.”

Dr. Margie Gillis
President, LiteracyHow
Senior Scientist, Haskins Laboratories

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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 Experts

Paul B. Yellin, M.D., FAAP

Fostering Resilience in Children with LD and ADHD: Keys to fostering resilience in your child.

Dr Yellin is the Director of the Yellin Center for Mind, Brain, and Education and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at NYU School of Medicine.


College Bound

Selecting a College: Enjoy the Process

Helping kids with learning issues through the college selection process requires a healthy dose of boosterism, a modicum of trust, plus a shot of caffeine. Read More 


LD 101

What is an Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE)?

An IEE is an evaluation conducted by an evaluator chosen by the parents, generally because they do not agree with the evaluation results provided by the school district’s evaluator.


The Whole Child

Puppy Love

Caring for a pet can help a child develop social skills, self-esteem, self-confidence, and belief in a trusting relationship. But proceed with caution. Some children may be overwhelmed by the responsibility. Read more