Fidget Spinners: Distraction or Learning Tool?

If you have a child, you’ve no doubt heard of, seen, or purchased a fidget spinner. The small, handheld toy is the latest craze among school-age kids. Marketed as a tool for children with ADHD, the small spinner twirls in… Read the rest

Start Talking Up Summer Fun

Many children who struggle with learning disabilities share a common trait: anxiety over transitions. With the end of school rapidly approaching, you can minimize any concerns your child may have by preparing now for the changes that summer brings. Think… Read the rest

The State of Learning Disabilities

A recently released report from the National Center for Learning Disabilities suggests that while strides have been made to level the playing field for kids with Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD), there is still much work to be done. This fact-based… Read the rest

2017 Fred J. Epstein Youth Achievement Award Honorees

Meet the outstanding group of teens that took home honors at this year’s Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities annual spring gala. The awards recognize young people who, despite their learning challenges, have already accomplished great things, leaving an indelible mark… Read the rest

Camp Experience: Confidence-Building

By Melissa Rey As any student with dyslexia will tell you, the classroom often brings more frustration than fun. One of the best ways to help a dyslexic learner is to help her find opportunities for success outside of school.… Read the rest