RESEARCHILD

Executive Function Strategies that empower students to succeed in school and in life.  

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

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

EXECUTIVE FUNCTION PROGRAM

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.

Click here to learn more about Executive Function Curriculum.

SMARTS Executive Function Curriculum

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 

We conduct on-site and off-site workshops and provide ongoing professional development, consultation and coaching on executive function, metacognition, and strategy instruction.

 

Click here to learn more about our Professional Development Services.

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CONFERENCES

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.

Click here to learn more about our conferences.

 A Spotlight on Our Collaborative Work

SMARTS  EFA Scholars in coordination with  Boston Public, Schools Excellence for All is held in several schools in Boston. 

Read about our program.

 

Upcoming Events Sponsored by ResearchILD

Other ResearchILD Events

2019 - 2020 Invited Speaking Engagements

NYSAIS, NY, April 12, 2018

CHADD, St. Louis, MO, November 7, 2018

New Teacher Center Symposium, Dallas, Texas, February 10 and 12, 2019 

Springer School and Center, OH, April 11 and 12, 2019

AET, Huntington Beach, CA, May 18, 2019

International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities, Crete, Greece, June 23-25, 2019

If you would like to learn about having us come speak to your group, contact us, call us at 781-861-3711 or email Donna Kincaid, Director of Outreach and Training, dkincaid@ildlex.org. 

  CHADD 2019 Annual International Conference on ADHD in Philadelphia, PA, Nov 7-9.

 Register for one of our sessions:

"Innovative Programs Serving the Need of Children, Youth, Families and Adults with ADHD"

Executive Function Strategies:  Unlocking the Major Barriers to Success for Students with ADHD

IN RESEARCHILD NEWS

Read about our SMARTS Elementary Curriculum in Attention Magazine, August, 2019

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. 

Download more about the CHADD award.

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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. 

Download more about the Cummings award.

Institute for Learning and Development

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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.

 

Click here to learn more about the Institute for Learning and Development's clinical services.

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.

                                                                                     ILD Parent

We are grateful for the support of community-minded foundations and corporations that help us bring the power of SMARTS to students everywhere.

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Research Institute for Learning and Development  

4 Militia Drive, Suite 20 

Lexington, Massachusetts 02421 

781-861-3711 

info@researchild.org

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