Rescheduled for October 9 &10, 2020
JOIN US FOR THE 35TH ANNUAL
LEARNING DIFFERENCES CONFERENCE
Dear Conference Attendees,
Due to the ongoing concerns surrounding the Coronavirus, Harvard University has cancelled every conference or large scale event through April, effective immediately. In light of this policy, we have decided to reschedule the Learning Differences Conference. This is a very challenging situation for all of us, but the safety of all attendees, our staff, and faculty, are our highest priority.
Contact Jamie Cutler, for any questions or concerns.
Registration will remain open throughout this process so plan now to join us this fall on October 9 and 10, 2020
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
2020 Invited Speaking Engagements
March 24 Katonah, New York
SMARTS Executive Function Training
May 7-8 Hendrick Hudson School District, New York
2 Day SMARTS Executive Function Training
May 27-28 Robbinsville Public Schools, New Jersey
2 Day SMARTS Executive Function Training
May 29 Youth at Risk Conference Salem State University, Salem, MA
presented by Michael Greschler, M.Ed., and Shelly Levy, M.Ed., M.S.
"Executive Function Strategies: Unlocking the Major Barriers to Success
for students with ADHD" and 'Executive Function and Metacognition:
Strategies that Foster Success for ALL students"
May 29 Louisiana Teacher Leader Summit, New Orleans
presented by Lynn Meltzer, Ph.D. and Donna Kincaid, M.Ed.
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.