January 11, 2021
As we look back over the year, it’s hard to imagine a more challenging time for families with kids with learning differences.
As COVID-19 surged across America, and still continues to wreak havoc, thousands upon thousands of children have been required to participate in a massive, unprecedented and unplanned-for educational experiment testing the efficacy of remote learning.
While much has been written about the good, the bad, and the ugly of corona-schooling, we won’t know the true impacts until the dust settles and assessments can be done to measure the actual results from a year of online and hybrid learning. What we do know is that you and your family were forced to deal with a “new normal,” which at best was disruptive, and at worst was dysfunctional.
At Smart Kids we too shifted gears to provide you with updates and information to help you adapt to a learning environment often at odds with your child’s academic, social, and emotional needs. We did that by shining a light on your concerns in our newsletter articles. In case you missed some, here is our top-10 list of the articles you found most helpful:
- Strategies for Building Executive Function Skills
- COVID-19: Work on Social Skills
- ADHD: Teen Boys & Self-Control
- Helping a Child with Anxiety
- ADHD: A Family Affair
- Managing Strong Emotions in Kids
- Tech Smarts: To Spy or Not to Spy
- Another Option to Corona-Schooling
- Small Tips to Improve Online Learning
- Strategies for Raising Independent Kids
But we also amped up our coverage in a new COVID update, our Monday blog posts, and a new series of live interviews with our experts—all geared to help you find your way through this challenging period. For a complete list, see COVID-19 Resources.
Out With the New & In With the Old
As we turn the page on 2020, we’re hopeful that next year brings an end to the “new normal,” and a return to the old normal, with kids back in the classroom getting the services they need and deserve. But regardless of what the new year holds, Smart Kids will be there to help you and your family through it.