In Their Own Words

When Smart Kids asked a group of middle school kids how their learning disabilities impacted them, we were impressed—and sometimes surprised—by their thoughtful responses. During the course of the wide-ranging discussion, students were not shy about expressing their views. In… Read the rest

Help For an Older Child with Reading Problems

When it comes to adolescents with reading difficulties, research shows that interventions should consist of the core elements listed below. These are the same interventions used with younger struggling readers, however they’re adjusted for age and experience. 1. Phonemic Awareness… Read the rest

Help Your Child Accept LD

By the time a child with learning disabilities is in middle school, she should be preparing for what’s ahead. The first step in that process is developing the self-advocacy skills necessary to navigate in high school and beyond. In order… Read the rest

Making the Move to Middle School

Beginning a new school year often comes with a large dose of anxiety for children with LD and ADHD who have struggled with academics in the past. But even more daunting is when a new school year also means a… Read the rest

Is Summer School Right For Your Child?

Summer school doesn’t have to be drudgery. Options include local or residential programs, week-long to summer-long sessions, full-time academic forays, or academic/recreational combinations. To determine if an academic curriculum will enhance your child’s summer vacation, ask yourself the following questions:… Read the rest