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Whether you homeschool, public school, or private school, finding the right resources to help your child learn and succeed can be challenging. I know that what jives with one kid might not work for another.

One in five children struggles with issues related to reading, math, writing, focus, and organization, yet many children with learning and attention issues do not have a diagnosis. It can be hard for parents to under their issues due to misconceptions and a lack of information and resources. As a result, children with learning and attention issues often face both academic and social challenges.

Did you know that is a free, one-stop, easy-to-use online resource and community designed to help parents of children with learning and attention issues?


Created by a coalition of 15 nonprofits, Understood provides parents access to chats and webinars with experts as well as a safe online community for parents to connect and learn from each other.

There you’ll find a suite of specially designed, first-of-their-kind tools including:

  • Interactive Quizzes: to determine what might be happening with your child
  • Through Your Child’s Eyes: A series of interactive simulations and videos that enable parents to experience firsthand how smart people can struggle with a seemingly simple task when they have reading, writing, math, organization or attention issues.
  • Tech Finder: Expert-approved apps and games searchable by a child’s grade and issues.
  • Just For You: An opt-in system that provides additional levels of personalized content recommendations. (Parents don’t need to sign in to start getting customized recommendations on Understood; all they need to do to hit the ground running is check the boxes about their child’s grade and issues.) Parents who choose to complete a secure, confidential profile will receive recommendations for each child in their profile as well as for topics they’ve expressed interest in, such as siblings, travel and communicating with family and friends.
  • Decision Guide: Key questions to help parents think through big topics, such as whether it’s time to request a formal evaluation, let a child start dating or decide which path to pursue after high school.

If your child or a friend’s appears to be struggling, know that there are free resources to help you.

This information is provided by via the Ad Council. I have not been compensated in any way for sharing nor do I have personal experience with their programs. However, I’ve known plenty of children and parents who’ve struggled with attention and learning issues and hope this may be a good fit for some of my readers.

Do you have experience with Understood?

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