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Surveys and research

Our research reveals insights and data that help us and others empower the 1 in 5 people who learn and think differently. 

Year: 2021

August 2021

Back to School Study

As children around the country return to school, the new Back to School Study by Understood and UnidosUS, the largest Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the U.S., finds that teachers and parents predict increased academic, mental health, and social and emotional challenges for learning.

Pandemic Learning Impact Study

April 2021

Understood unveiled a Pandemic Learning Impact Study with insights on how the shift to remote learning and the pandemic has affected children and families academically, emotionally and financially. The study surveyed 1,500 parents in April 2021 and found that those with children who have learning and thinking differences, like ADHD, or specific learning disabilities like dyslexia, are experiencing considerably more challenges than children without learning and thinking differences.  

Year: 2020

Understood/YouGov 2020 Families Survey Reveals Parents Now Noticing Changes in Children’s Behavior

Navigating Individualized Education Programs (IEPs): Your Roadmap to Equitable AccessExplore Understood’s new toolkit that gives teachers actionable tools to understand IEPs: the laws, definitions, processes, and implementation. The toolkit was prepared with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. 

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