Meet the 2022 Smart Kids Youth Award Honorees

The 2022 Fred J Epstein Youth Achievement Awards (YAA) were presented at the Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities annual Spring benefit. The award, named for pioneering pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Fred J Epstein, recognizes outstanding achievements by young people with learning… Read the rest

Rethinking Grade Retention

When a child struggles with “grade-level appropriate” material, he is often retained in the same grade to take a second stab at the material. The name given to this practice by schoolchildren—staying back—shows that even the youngest scholars know how… Read the rest

Finish the Year Strong

This has been an unprecedented academic year, and there are still many uncertainties about exactly how the school year will come to a close, but students can count on two certainties: the end of the year will soon be here… Read the rest

Preventing Report-Card Stress

By Jenna Prada It’s almost report card time. I know that causes parents almost as much anxiety as kids and want to reframe how you think about them. Report cards are a tool for building a growth mindset through self-reflection,… Read the rest

Are You Ready for Your IEP Meeting?

With Spring comes that annual rite of passage, the IEP meeting—the yearly gathering of the school team to review your child’s progress and the special education services they’re receiving. At Smart Kids with LD we know the importance of IEP… Read the rest