In Their Own Words

When Smart Kids asked a group of middle school kids how their learning disabilities impacted them, we were impressed—and sometimes surprised—by their thoughtful responses. During the course of the wide-ranging discussion, students were not shy about expressing their views. In… Read the rest

Creating Climates of Respect: Call to Action

By Jo Ann Freiberg, Ph.D. with Eve Kessler, Esq. With a new school year comes this important reminder that school bullying (link to Bullying: Kids with LD Are Easy Targets) is a significant and pervasive problem in the United States,… Read the rest

Action Alert: Save the Americans with Disabilities Act

The Learning Disabilities Association of America has put out a call to action aimed at stopping legislation that will weaken the American’s with Disabilities Act. The following information is excerpted from the LDA Action Alert.  Several bills have been introduced… Read the rest

Managing Stress in College: An Action Plan

Having a learning disability in college means dealing with a lot of stress. I made this list of all the aspects of my life that have to be managed to keep my stress level as low as possible. This is… Read the rest

5 Tips for Preventing First-Day Jitters

By Beth Margolin Starting a new school year can be exciting—but it also can be stressful, particularly for kids who have learning disabilities or ADHD and have struggled in academic settings in the past. Here are five ways to minimize… Read the rest