Is Impaired Hearing a Factor in Your Child’s Reading Struggles?

When was the last time your child’s hearing was tested? If the answer is never or not in the recent past, it may be time for an audiology exam, particularly if your child is struggling in school. New research from… Read the rest

Taking the “Mad” out of Morning Madness

Getting up and out in the morning is difficult for many kids, but for those who are easily distracted the challenges are formidable. Smart Kids parents share their tips for starting the day off right: Prepare Ahead: Get organized the… Read the rest

Sleep and ADHD: What’s the Connection?

The link between sleep problems and ADHD is an area of increasing interest for researchers. There is not enough evidence yet to conclude that one causes the other, but a growing body of evidence shows the two often go hand-in-hand.… Read the rest

The Value of A Correct Diagnosis

Peter was in the fifth grade when one of his mother’s friends asked her what he was receiving special education services for. “I don’t know exactly,” she responded. “But what was his diagnosis?” the friend asked. “He’s never been diagnosed.… Read the rest

The Benefits of Later School Start Times

The evidence is mounting that later high school starts result in benefits for students. A study funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that students who were allowed to sleep in performed better on several measures including… Read the rest