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

Tackle Football: Unsafe for Young Kids

If pubic opinion is any indication, this fall fewer young kids will be playing tackle football; more than likely fewer youth leagues will be offering it. According to a recent poll, the majority of adults think tackle football is unsafe… Read the rest

Camp Guidelines for Middle-School Kids

In a recent article Smart Kids shared general guidelines for finding a summer camp for your child with LD or ADHD. But middle schoolers have unique challenges when it comes to choosing an age-appropriate camp setting—one that sustains your child’s… Read the rest

The Black and White World of the NLD Child

Middle school can be tough. You’re either cool or you’re not; popular or dorky; in or out. Some kids make the cut, while others choose not to play the game. But for many children with NLD who cannot read social… Read the rest

Help Your Child Accept LD

By the time a child with learning disabilities is in middle school, she should be preparing for what’s ahead. The first step in that process is developing the self-advocacy skills necessary to navigate in high school and beyond. In order… Read the rest