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Parenting is easier when you’ve got the nation’s top experts in your corner. Explore tips and insights on learning and attention issues.

Read Expert Corner

Read personal takes on the highs and lows of learning and attention issues, and everything in between. Parents share stories about their journey.

Read My Parent Journey

See what insiders are saying about learning and attention issues. Enjoy fresh insight from authors, education advocates and other influential people.

Read The Inside Track

Get the latest on learning and attention issues—from groundbreaking research and school trends to inspiring celebrity profiles and success stories.

Read In the News

Parenting a child with learning and attention issues can bring unexpected challenges. Get a leg up! Read tips from parents who’ve been there.

Read What I Wish I’d Known Sooner

At Understood, we’re always working to raise awareness about learning and attention issues. Catch up on what we’re doing and what others are saying about us.

Read News About Understood

Inspiring. Motivating. Caring. Meet people who are taking extra steps to improve the lives of kids with learning and attention issues.

Read Making a Difference

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  • Parenting Coach

    Practical ideas for social, emotional and behavioral challenges.

  • Tech Finder

    Find technology to help your child.

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  • Through Your Child’s Eyes

    Simulations and videos to let you experience your child’s world.

    Julia video from Through Your Child’s Eyes
  • 2015 Guide to Holiday Toys

    If your child has learning or attention issues, here’s what to consider about the season’s hottest toys.

    Collage of 2015 holiday toys recommended by Understood
  • The Marshmallow Test

    Learn about this experiment conducted in the 1960s, and what it tells us about kids with ADHD.

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  • Join a Group!

    A safe place for you to connect with other parents like you.

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  • What’s the Difference Between IEPs and 504 Plans?

    Hear from an expert on what’s similar and what’s different.

    Video explaining the difference between an IEP and a 504 plan
  • One Week of Training, a Lifetime of Difference

    Two Illinois teachers took it upon themselves to learn more about dyslexia.

    Teachers Jenna Branch and Mary Rhodes, 2015 "It Takes a Village" Award winners.