Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities provides information, support and inspiration to parents of children with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders, while also educating the public about the remarkable gifts and talents of these kids.
Our comprehensive, award-winning website and blog, free e-newsletter and regional educational programs empower parents to become effective advocates for their children. Smart Kids also emphasizes the importance of nurturing a child’s interests and strengths, and works to dispel the stigma and misconceptions about learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders.
May 24, 2017
Improving Executive Function Skills
By Judith Rosenfield, MA, CCC-SLP
Executive function skills are those needed to function effectively throughout the day, and must be taught explicitly to children with ADHD and, often, LD. They include planning, organization, goal-setting, time management, and problem-solving. This free program by Judith Rosenfield, a licensed speech-language pathologist and Director/Owner of the King’s Speech and Learning Center, will discuss the tools children need to improve executive function skills including getting organized, staying focused, and regulating emotions.
Rosenfield has 30 years of experience treating patients of all ages and medical needs. As the mother of four children, she understands the reality of parenting and the importance of building skills from each individual’s unique set of gifts.
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Place: Windsor Public Library, 323 Broad Street, Windsor, CT
Sponsored by: Smart Kids with LD, Hartford Chapter
To register: executivefunctionskills.eventbrite.com
June 13, 2017
Engaging the Reluctant Reader: Helping Your Child Learn to Love Books
By Dr. Margie Gillis
Children who don’t enjoy reading often struggle with some aspect of that all-important skill. It may be reading the words, understanding the vocabulary, or putting all the ideas together once the words have been deciphered. Find out what the core components of reading are, and learn some tips to support your child’s development of those skills — as well as how to motivate him to want to read.
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Place: Westport Library, 20 Jesup Rd., Westport, CT
Sponsored by: Smart Kids with LD, Westport Chapter & Westport Library
To register: To come