Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, Inc. Elects New Board Member and Receives Grants from Google and CyberAlert

Westport, CT (PRWEB) February 29, 2012

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, Inc. (SKLD), the Westport, CT-based nonprofit organization, announces the election of Michelle Berg, Psy.D. to its board of directors. Dr. Berg, an educational consultant specializing in students with learning disabilities and ADHD, has a private practice in Westport, CT and serves as a learning disabilities consultant to The School Counseling Group in Washington, D.C. SKLD is also the recipient of grants from CyberAlert, the worldwide online news and social media monitoring service, as well as a Google Grant to help promote the SKLD website.

Dr. Michelle Berg earned her B.A. in Psychology from The George Washington University, her M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Marymount University, and her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Bergs experience includes individual, family and group therapy as well as administering psychological evaluations and advocating on her clients behalf for services and accommodations in a school setting. In addition, she regularly made recommendations for school placement. She provided these services in a variety of outpatient settings, including Allendale Association in Lake Villa, Illinois, DePaul University Counseling Center in Chicago, and Westchester Jewish Community Services in Hartsdale, NY. Dr. Berg also served as a member of the admissions team at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

Dr. Berg currently maintains a private practice offering college advising and placement as well as secondary-school advising and mentoring for students with learning disabilities. In addition to her Westport practice, Dr. Berg serves as a Learning Disabilities Specialist to The School Counseling Group in Washington, D.C. She lives in Westport, CT with her husband and three children and is the parent of a child with learning disabilities.

Smart Kids recognizes the critical importance of understanding our childrens strengths and supporting their weaknesses, Dr. Berg said. I am proud to join the board of an organization that educates thousands of families about the myriad of issues that arise for students who have learning disabilities. Smart Kids offers vision, dedication and a level of support that is unparalleled. As a professional in the field and the parent of a child with learning disabilities, I deeply appreciate all that Smart Kids does for our community.

SKLD is pleased to announce that it has received a Google Grant award. The Google Grants program empowers non-profit organizations to achieve their goals by helping them promote their websites via advertising on Google, in areas that include education and youth advocacy.

SKLD is also the recipient of a public relations grant for 2012 from CyberAlert, the worldwide online news, broadcast and social media monitoring service, providing one free year of CyberAlert Online News Monitoring Service. It is one of 18 grants for 2012 made to nonprofit organizations in the United States, Canada, and Germany.

About Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, Inc.:

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering parents of children with learning disabilities (LD) and attention-deficit disorder (ADHD) through providing information, guidance, and support while also educating the public about these childrens significant gifts and talents. Henry Winkler, the famed actor, director and producer as well as the author of the Hank Zipzer book series about a boy with learning disabilities and ADHD, serves as the organization’s Honorary Chairman.

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