Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities provides information, support and inspiration to parents of children with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders, while also educating the public about the remarkable gifts and talents of these kids.
Our comprehensive, award-winning website and blog, free e-newsletter and regional educational programs empower parents to become effective advocates for their children. Smart Kids also emphasizes the importance of nurturing a child’s interests and strengths, and works to dispel the stigma and misconceptions about learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders.
January 24, 2019
Let Me Tell You a Story: The Importance of Narratives for Pre-School and School Aged Children
by Lydia Soifer, Ph.D.
Learning to tell stories is important, both in developing social skills and reading comprehension. Dr. Lydia Soifer will discuss the nature of story-telling, how these skills develop, and what can be done to support young story-tellers.
Time: 7:00-8:30 pm
Place: Temple Sholom, 300 E. Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT
Sponsored by: Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, SPED*NET Wilton, and Temple Sholom of Greenwich
April 3, 2019
Effective Reading Instruction and How to Get It
by Sheryl Knapp and Anne Treimanis
Students who struggle to learn to read require explicit, systematic instruction, targeted toward specific needs, using an evidence-based methodology. Literacy expert Sheryl Knapp and special education attorney Anne Treimanis will discuss how to evaluate a child’s needs and how to get the right interventions from school.
Time: 7:00-8:30 pm
Place: Westport Woman’s Club, 44 Imperial Ave., Westport, CT
Sponsored by: Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities and Westport Library
April 26, 2019
Join us in celebrating the Fred J. Epstein Youth Achievement Award recipients and our Community Service Award honoree, Dr. Benjamin N. Powers, Headmaster of The Southport School.
Time: 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Place: Indian Harbor Yacht Club, 710 Steamboat Road, Greenwich, CT