About ResearchILD

Our mission is simple: When students learn how to learn, they develop the persistence and resilience they need to succeed in school and in life. 

The Research Institute for Learning and Development, (ResearchILD) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that researches, develops, and distributes strategies for students with executive function challenges. We work in underserved communities, including the Boston Public Schools where so many students struggle to learn. SMARTS strategies empower ALL students to organize, prioritize, memorize, think flexibly, and check their academic work.  Developing strong executive function strategies provides students with a strong foundation for learning and promotes academic and life success.  

Wouldn’t it be Great to Live in a World Where All Students Could Learn How to Learn?

Dr. Lynn Meltzer


We need your support today to bring the power of SMARTS to every classroom, so that all students can have the opportunity to achieve academic and life success