COVID-19: Use Psychology Tools to Cope

By Marcia Eckerd, Ph.D. Families everywhere are dealing with heightened stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic, with no signs that it will lessen anytime soon as we try to navigate new and ongoing challenges. All children—but especially those with learning… Read the rest

The New Normal: More Questions Than Answers

By Marcia Eckerd, Ph.D We keep hearing that when states open up we’ll be facing a “new normal.” But what exactly does that mean? And how might the changes impact your children with learning challenges? For kids with LD, NLD,… Read the rest

Why Can’t I Focus?

By Marcia Eckerd, Ph.D. I’m having trouble concentrating. I’ve taken an informal poll of friends and they’re having problems too. I can focus on what’s in front of me, but otherwise I have trouble being present and centered. I’m attributing… Read the rest

COVID-19 Resources

STAYING INFORMED ABOUT DEALING WITH THE CORONAVIRUS:  Resources for the Smart Kids Community Here are the ways you can stay up-to-date on dealing with the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. Facebook Live Workshop: Why You Need Life Skills in Your… Read the rest

Managing Your Child’s COVID-19 Fears

By Marcia Eckerd, Ph.D Everywhere you turn there’s news of COVID-19—some of it dire, much of it scary and all of it discomforting. And that’s from an adult’s perspective. Imagine what your kids are internalizing. Even those too young to… Read the rest