Prevent Summer Slide

For children with LD and ADHD, summer can (and should) be an enjoyable respite from the  demands they deal with throughout the school year. However, it’s also a time when they’re at risk for losing the hard-won skills they’ve struggled… Read the rest

A 5-Point Plan For Getting Through Summer

With summer upon us, the promise of long, lazy days that your child with LD was relishing may already be looking like your worst nightmare: long, lazy days, with no end in sight. If that’s the case, it’s not too… Read the rest

Dear Camp Director…

Dear Camp Director, Thank you for taking the time to talk with me back in December about my children, especially my older son Jeffrey, who will be attending your camp this summer. Jeffrey is a wonderful child, and I wanted… Read the rest

Camp Guidelines for Middle-School Kids

In a recent article Smart Kids shared general guidelines for finding a summer camp for your child with LD or ADHD. But middle schoolers have unique challenges when it comes to choosing an age-appropriate camp setting—one that sustains your child’s… Read the rest

Into the Wild for a Summer of Fun

Conventional overnight summer camps target resilient, athletic children who respond well to group control, and can walk confidently from archery to arts and crafts while singing Kumbaya. But for kids who are nonconformists, have two left feet, or need special… Read the rest