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October 29, 2014

Study: High Schoolers with ADHD Receiving Few Evidence-Based Supports

In a long-term study of children with ADHD, researchers found that many students were receiving services that show little effectiveness in improving their academic performance.

September 11, 2014

Exercise Before School Can Ward Off ADHD Symptoms, Study Finds

The findings come from observations of 200 elementary students who participated in vigorous aerobic activity before the school day.

February 25, 2014

Prenatal Exposure to Acetaminophen Correlated With Development of ADHD

The findings come through a study of more than 64,000 Danish children, many of whom had mothers who took acetaminophen during pregnancy.

May 16, 2013

ADHD Most Prevalent Disorder in Report on Mental Health of Children

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention compiled data from several sources for this first-ever snapshot of children's mental health.

May 09, 2013

Doctors Deviate From Guidelines When Treating ADHD in Preschoolers

A recent survey shows that many pediatric specialists offer treatment plans for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder that differ from recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

April 04, 2013

ADHD Diagnoses on the Rise, New York Times Reports

Earlier this week, the New York Times reported that 11 percent of school-age kids in the U.S.—and one in five boys in high school—have received a medical diagnosis of ADHD.

September 07, 2012

Students With ADHD Must Better Prepare for College

Students didn't factor ADHD into their decision-making about college, but rather chose a college based on how the campus felt, the reputation of the school or that it was where they had always wanted to attend. The researcher found that students who had ADHD management strategies in place, such as ways to keep a schedule or study for tests, had figured those out before college, but students who did not have strategies mapped out were overwhelmed once freshman year began.

July 10, 2012

New Special Ed. Research Will Tackle Deaf Students' Literacy Skills

A new round of about $60 million in grants from the National Center for Special Education Research awards researchers working to improve the school experiences of students with autism, ADHD, and who are deaf, among other disabilities.

June 25, 2012

Study: 'Daily Report Cards' Improve Behavior of Students With ADHD

Daily report cards are lists of target behaviors and behavior goals aligned with a student's education plan. Teachers in the study used them to provide students with constant feedback, and they were sent home to parents every day. Parents had to reward or punish students based on the results of the daily report card.

May 14, 2012

More Students Receiving Accommodations During ACT, SAT

Nationally, as the number of students taking the ACT has increased in the last few years, so has the number of students asking for, and getting, extra time or other accommodations when taking the ACT and SAT.

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