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.

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.

Re-Opening Schools: Think About This
There is a lot of information, and misinformation, about the re-opening of schools for the fall. Here is a round-upon the latest news.

COVID-19 Risk Appraisal for Youth Sports
Is it safe for kids to return to organized play?

Managing Strong Emotions in Kids
For kids with ADHD, pandemic-related fear and anxiety may lead to more frequent and more intense emotional behaviors. How can parents help?

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

COVID-19: Use Psychology Tools to Cope
Positive psychology has much to offer as we navigate current challenges and ambiguities.

A Dyslexia Primer
Weekly Workshop on Facebook with Dr. Margie Gillis

The New Normal
We keep hearing that when states open up we’ll be facing a “new normal.” But what exactly does that mean?

COVID-19 Stress: What to Watch For
Kids don’t always have the tools or self-awareness to express what they are truly feeling inside.

Work on Social Skills
If your child had been working steadily on social skills before the COVID-19 pandemic caused schools to close, extracurriculars to vanish, and playdates to end, you might be asking yourself, “Now what?”

The Piglet Mindset
Weekly Workshop on Facebook with Dr. Melissa Shapiro

Measuring Learning During School Closure
As parents, you are in a unique position to let your school team know how your kids are responding to online learning.

Managing Your Child’s Anxiety in the Time of Corona
Weekly Workshop on Facebook with Dr. Chris Bogart

Why Can’t I Focus?
I can focus on what’s in front of me, but otherwise I have trouble being present and centered.

Managing Screen Time During Lockdown
Weekly Workshop on Facebook with Nadja Streiter

COVID-19: 5 Tips for Online Learners
A few strategies for students with LD and ADHD to navigate the online/virtual learning process that is their new normal

Crisis Schooling: When Parents Suddenly Become Teachers
Weekly Workshop on Facebook with Leslie Josel

Managing Working from Home and Corona-Schooling
Tips on how to balance the needs of your job and the needs of your children.

CV-19 Time for the College Essay?
Would this be a good time to start working on the essay for your college application?

Managing Your Child’s Anxiety
For some kids with ADHD and LD, the added burden of high anxiety related to COVID-19 can make getting through the day an overwhelming struggle. What can parents do to help?

Delay Your Gray: Raising Teenagers in the Age of Coronovirus
Weekly Workshop on Facebook with Liz Jorgensen

Words Words Words: Building Vocabulary through Games
Weekly Workshop on Facebook with Dr. Lydia Soifer

Roundup: LD & ADHD COVID-19 News
Even now as we spend seemingly endless hours in front of our screens, we may not see all the information that will help manage the COVID-19 disruptions.

COVID-19: Tele-Therapies Under Pressure
With the coronavirus shuttering schools across the country, students with special needs are bearing a disproportionate amount of the burden. It’s one thing to learn your ABCs in the online classroom, but not even a high-speed internet can make up for everything.

COVID-19: Rethinking Screen Use
As COVID-19 spreads across America, many parents are struggling with how to deal with their children who are not in school and have hours to fill. Screen time is an easy answer. But is it?

Managing Your Child’s COVID-19 Fears 
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. 

The COVID-19 pandemic is presenting challenges at every level of society, including home and family life. This is uncharted territory for everyone.

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