Resources for the Smart Kids Community

Watch our past weekly workshops to learn more about how to help your child with LD and ADHD.

Weekly Workshop: “Being a Teenager” or Something More?
Dr. Dan Villiers, founder of the Anxiety Institute, explains what behaviors in teenagers are part of normal development and what may be symptoms of anxiety, OCD, or ADHD.

Weekly Workshop: Growing Up with Anxiety
Tessa Zimmerman, author of I Am Tessa and founder of Asset Education, discusses her struggles growing up with severe anxiety and how parents and teachers can help children with significant school anxiety.

Weekly Workshop: What Is Compensatory Education?
Education attorney John Flanders discusses what students are entitled to from school districts when students are not achieving as much as the students could be.

Weekly Workshop: Why You Need Life Skills in Your Child’s IEP
Life Skills Lady Julie Swanson shares the areas beyond the classroom that should be covered by the your child’s education plan.

Weekly Workshop: What is Non-Verbal Learning Disorder
Psychologist Dr. Marcia Eckerd explains this often unrecognized learning disability.

Weekly Workshop: The New College Search for Students with LD & ADHD
Educational consultant Deena Maerowitz discusses what students should look for in a college and how families can get gather information when college visits are not an option.

Weekly Workshop: What the Pandemic Has Taught Me About Executive Functions
Best-selling author and executive functions expert Dr. Peg Dawson joins us for a conversation about changes brought about by the pandemic.

Weekly Workshop: Parenting in a Time of Uncertainty
Dr. Judy Grossman discusses how parents can better navigate our challenging environment, and help their kids do the same.

Weekly Workshop: ADHD from the Inside Out
Three teens discuss their challenges and triumphs living with ADHD.

Weekly Workshop: A Dyslexia Primer
Literacy expert Dr. Margie Gillis reviews the basics of dyslexia.

Weekly Workshop: The Piglet Mindset
Dr. Melissa Shapiro introduces us to Piglet, the blind-deaf pink puppy who never gives up.

Weekly Workshop: Managing Your Child’s Anxiety
Dr. Chris Bogart provides concrete information for dealing with children’s increased stress during the pandemic.

Weekly Workshop: Managing Screen Time During Lockdown
We are all stuck in front of computers more than ever right now. Nadja Streiter discusses how much is too much.

Weekly Workshop: Crisis Schooling – When Parents Suddenly Become Teachers
Parents have become many children’s primary teacher, a role they are not prepared to fill. Leslie Josel discusses how to manage this new job.

Weekly Workshop: Delay Your Gray – Raising Teenagers
Raising teens is difficult in the best of times. Therapist Liz Jorgensen helps parents deal with the new reality facing adolescents.

Weekly Workshop: Words Words Words -Building Vocabulary through Games
Dr. Lydia Soifer gives parents advice on how to work with children on building vocabulary when contact with other adults is limited.

Virtual IEP Guide
An online meeting with your child’s school may not be ideal, but it can be successful.

To Test or Not to Test
Standardized testing for college admission is changing.

Does My Child Need Therapy?
How do parents know when their child’s problem behaviors require professional help?

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