Disparities in Suspension Rates for Students with Disabilities

If we assume that being present in the classroom is fundamental to learning in school, then African-American students with learning disabilities are in big trouble. According to Lee Romney, author of a recent article in EdSource, “African-American special education students… Read the rest

Nation’s Report Card: Flat Scores for Students with Disabilities

This spring scores were released from the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a federally mandated measure of student performance commonly referred to as the “Nation’s Report Card.” The assessment, done every two years, is administered to a representative… Read the rest

Meet Our 2018 Youth Award Honorees

Each year Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities honors a group of truly outstanding young people who, despite their learning challenges, are making a difference in their schools and communities through their remarkable achievements. Following are this year’s honorees: Fred J.… Read the rest

Hot Tips for Cutting Camp Costs

Summer camp is more than just a luxury for many children who struggle with social, emotional, behavioral, and academic issues during the school year. Spending time in a structured and constructive environment can help develop the skills and confidence to… Read the rest

Brain Development Differs in Young Kids with ADHD

The following post appeared as a news release on the NIH website (National Institutes of Health) for March 26, 2018. Children as young as 4 years old with symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may have significant differences in… Read the rest