JOIN US FOR THE 35TH ANNUAL
LEARNING DIFFERENCES CONFERENCE
ResearchILD's 35th Annual Learning Differences conference will emphasize current work on the importance of executive function strategies in mediating stress and fostering persistence and resilience in students as they navigate the many school challenges. Presentations will focus on innovative research and the implications for effective clinical practice and classroom teaching. There will be an emphasis on executive function strategies that benefit all students from kindergarten into high school and the college years and span reading, writing, math, and content area subjects.
Please note: At the conclusion of the conference, all attendees will receive a Certificate of Participation for 12 hours of instruction. We do not offer CEUs or PDPs.
Developing strong executive function strategies and learning how to learn provides students with a strong foundation for learning and promotes academic and life success. The mission of the Research Institute for Learning and Development, a 501(c)3 non-profit, is simple: Empower students to understand their own learning profile so they can develop the persistence and resilience they need to succeed in school and in life. There is a path to success for ALL students!!! Learn more about us.
Fourth and Fifth Grade Students from the James L. McKeown Boys and Girls Club in Woburn share how SMARTS has helped them learn Executive Function strategies that help them be successful in school.
What We Do
Our Award-winning SMARTS Executive Function Curriculum provides teachers with tools and resources to help students learn critically important learning strategies for organizing, time management, note taking and more.
We conduct on-site and off-site workshops and provide ongoing professional development, consultation and coaching on executive function, metacognition, and strategy instruction.
Every year, we assemble the top experts in the fields of executive function and learning differences at our two annual Conferences. Educators from across the U.S. and internationally attend to learn about new research and applications for their classroom teaching.
A Spotlight on Our Collaborative Work
Upcoming Events Sponsored by ResearchILD
Other ResearchILD Events
2019 - 2020 Invited Speaking Engagements
Dr. Lynn Meltzer will present
Fostering Success & Reducing Stress:
Exploring the important role that the executive function process
plays in students' academic performance
Free Speaker Series
January 29th, 2020
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CHADD 2019 Annual International Conference on ADHD in Philadelphia, PA, Nov 7-9.
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IN RESEARCHILD NEWS
SMARTS, ResearchILD's flagship executive function curriculum, was chosen by CHADD, a national advocacy organization for children and adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, to be their 2018 Innovative program of the year. In an article in Attention magazine, Dr. Mark Katz describes how SMARTS impacts teaching and learning across grade levels and academic areas.
ResearchILD was selected as one of the 100 local non-profits to receive a grant of $100,000 through Cummings Foundations $100k for 100 program. The grant is being used to support the SMARTS Executive Function and Mentoring "After the Bell" Program at the James L. McKeown Boys and Girls Club in Woburn.
Institute for Learning and Development
Our clinical practice is dedicated to transforming the lives of students and adults with learning differences such as dyslexia, learning differences, ADHD, and executive function difficulties. We provide neuropsychological and educational assessments as well as customized educational services, including tutoring, educational therapy and executive function coaching, for students of all ages.
Nancy Trautman, ILD Educational Therapist, works with a high school student.
The help you provided literally changed the course of my son's academic career. Not only did you help to improve his learning, but you improved his self-esteem.