Parents of Girls: Listen Up

The annual SXSW conference is a barometer of what’s happening at the intersection of technology and entrepreneurship. One of the topics that drew attention from a lot of attendees at this year’s Austin, TX gathering was the “Girls’ Index” a… Read the rest

Bullying: Kids with LD Are Easy Targets

School bullying is a widespread problem throughout the United States. Research shows that more than 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year; 17% of students report being bullied two to three times a month. While specific data is… Read the rest

6 Steps to Help Your Child Make Friends

By Marcia Eckerd, Ph.D Elementary-age children with LD or ADHD often have social challenges. They might be impulsive and bossy or miss nonverbal cues that are fundamental to successful social interactions. Many with learning differences are not self-aware. They often… Read the rest

Creating Climates of Respect: Call to Action

By Jo Ann Freiberg, Ph.D. with Eve Kessler, Esq. With a new school year comes this important reminder that school bullying is a significant and pervasive problem in the United States, affecting at least 20% of students, with over one-third… Read the rest

A Friend Like Hannah

I was diagnosed with dyslexia at the beginning of second grade. Right away, I began private reading lessons every day with Lisa, my amazing teacher who is still my treasured friend. When I left my classroom to work with Lisa,… Read the rest