School Life: A Kid’s Eye View

Smart Kids sat down with four students with learning differences to discuss how those differences impact their academic and social experiences at school. The students, ages 11 and 12 (whose names have been changed to protect their privacy), are in… Read the rest

Aja Capel: Different Is Amazing

James Baldwin once said “a journey is called a journey because you cannot know what you will discover on the journey, what you will do with what you find, or what you find will do to you.” On my fantastic… Read the rest

Striving for Diving

Five years ago, I would’ve never thought of myself as a “smart kid.” Since first grade, I’ve struggled with reading. Throughout elementary and middle school, I worked with resource teachers and private tutors. At first it wasn’t that bad because… Read the rest

Camp Experience: Confidence-Building

By Melissa Rey As any student with dyslexia will tell you, the classroom often brings more frustration than fun. One of the best ways to help a dyslexic learner is to help her find opportunities for success outside of school.… Read the rest

Challenge Me!

I have dyslexia. I’ve been through the ringer of Special Education classes and support and have dealt with the usual anxieties that come from comparing my learning style with that of other students. One thing I’ve noticed over the years… Read the rest