About Dr. Stroud
The Stroud Foundation was established in 2008 to honor the memory of Washington DC’s beloved pediatrician Dr. Frank Stroud. Dr. Stroud cared for tens of thousands of children but he was particularly devoted to children with learning differences and their families. He consulted with Psychologists and Psychiatrists who specialized in Learning Disabilities, including ADD and ADHD; he consulted with schools, their nurses and teachers on behalf of the children he treated; and he advocated for children who needed someone that believed in them. He often said, “No child wants to fail.”
Dr. Stroud believed in a holistic approach to health. He believed that diet and nutrition, relationships and environment affect a child’s health. Ultimately, he believed the whole child’s health contributed to their behavior in school and their ability to learn. He recognized that some children learn differently from the mainstream. He helped parents assess their child’s needs and design a path to success. He guided and advised them as they chose schools and attended schools and in some cases served as a direct advocate to the school.
Dr. Stroud served on the Board of Trustees at the Kingsbury School, the oldest non-profit educational organization in the District that addresses the needs of children and young adults with learning disabilities. Dr. Stroud served as Chairman two times for a total of 12 years.
The Stroud Foundation is a tax exempt public charity established in 2008 dedicated to improving the lives of children with learning differences and their families in the DC area with a particular focus on children with ADD/ADHD.
The Stroud Foundation’s project areas include:
- Supporting existing organizations and schools who identify and treat children with learning disabilities or who have special programs for children with learning disabilities
- Creating awareness of learning disabilities for families, teachers and professionals
- Building dialogue between existing organizations, government, professionals and schools to share best practice