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March 06, 2019

One in 5 Students With Significant ADHD Gets No School-Based Help, Study Finds

Reports from the parents of nearly 2,500 children and youths with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder found a gap between students with the most severe symptoms and those who get any school-based interventions.

December 24, 2018

Your Holiday-Edition Special Education Reading List

Catch up with popular stories that you may have missed in 2018, including articles on teacher shortages, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and classroom practice.

November 29, 2018

Redshirting Debate Just Got New Fuel with ADHD Study

A study in the New England Journal of Medicine has shown more diagnoses of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder among kindergarten students who start school just before a Sept. 1 school enrollment cutoff date.

December 23, 2016

Study: Students With ADHD Not Helped by Common Test Accommodations

Extended testing time or frequent breaks did not appear to help students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder perform better on a standardized test, a new study found.

November 02, 2016

Autistic Children Over-Diagnosed With ADHD, Study Suggests

A study from the Center for Autism Research finds autistic children may be over-diagnosed with ADHD, partly because a common ADHD screening tool may mistake autism-related social impairments for inattention.

July 27, 2016

Ed. Dept. Releases ADHD Guidance to Commemorate ADA Anniversary

The guidance, released on the 26th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, reminds schools of their obligations to students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

May 03, 2016

Many Young Children With ADHD Are Missing Behavior Therapy

Behavior therapy, not medicine, is the recommended first step for children ages 2-5 with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, but three-quarters are taking ADHD medication.

March 21, 2016

ADHD and Immaturity: What Parents and Educators Need to Know

A study finds that children who are younger than their grade-level peers more often are diagnosed with and medicated for ADHD. Here's some key takeaways.

December 08, 2015

ADHD Prevalence Rising Among Hispanics, Girls, Study Finds

While white males still make up the largest number of children and youth with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, the rate of growth among white males is outstripped by the rate of growth among girls and among Hispanics, according to a new study.

October 09, 2015

Justice Department Weighs in on Kentucky Restraint Case

A court must determine if an officer's use of cuffs on two elementary school students was reasonable based on the threat they posed, says the Justice Department.

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