Did you know?

  • 1 in 5 kids have learning and attention issues. Chances are you know someone.
  • Learning and attention issues are brain-based difficulties that can cause kids to struggle in school, socially and with everyday skills. Dyslexia and ADHD are examples of common learning and attention issues.
  • Having learning and attention issues doesn’t mean a child isn’t intelligent. In fact, kids with learning and attention issues can even be gifted.
  • It’s a myth that kids with learning and attention issues are “just being lazy.” While learning and attention issues may not be as visible as other health issues, they’re just as real.
  • Some signs of learning and attention issues—like refusing to read aloud, having a consistently messy backpack or not wanting to go to school—can seem so commonplace that they’re easy to overlook. If parents are concerned, talking to their child’s teacher or doctor is a great first step.
  • Kids learn in different ways and at different paces. It’s important to teach to each student’s individual strengths, skills and needs. This is true for all kids—not just kids with learning and attention issues.
  • With the right support from parents, educators and the community, kids with learning and attention issues can thrive academically, socially and emotionally. They have the same potential for success as their peers. By setting high expectations for kids with learning and attention issues, we can propel them to thrive in school and in life.
  • With the right supports, the 1 in 5 with learning and attention issues can realize their full potential and thrive at the same rate as their peers.