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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.

February 09, 2016

Preschool Special Education Would Get Small Boost Under Federal Budget Plan

Although federal special education spending for school-aged children would hold steady, much-smaller programs for younger children would see a small boost under the presidents

September 14, 2015

Inclusive Preschools Focus of New Federal Guidance

States and early-education providers should adopt policies making it easier for preschoolers with disabilities to enroll in inclusive classrooms, says guidance from two federal departments.

June 10, 2015

Accessible Playgrounds, Laundromats Focus of Early-Literacy Effort

The Too Small to Fail organization announced that a builder of inclusive playgrounds will add signs encouraging adults to engage in playful conversation with their children.

April 02, 2014

Federal Initiative Aims at Early Screening for Developmental Delays

Several federal agencies are promoting screening tools intended to help families and care providers evaluate children early to make sure they are meeting age-appropriate milestones.

July 18, 2013

Study: High Quality Matters More Than Specific Model for Preschoolers with Autism

The common features of various approaches used in educating young students with autism may be more meaningful than the unique elements, researchers have found.

April 01, 2013

Special Education Essential to Preschool Plans, Says Advocacy Group

Programs that serve young children with disabilities should be part of any federal preschool expansion, according to a letter to the Obama administration from the Council for Exceptional Children.

November 05, 2012

After 30 Years of Special Ed. Law, How Far Have We Really Come?

Talking with a group of foreigners about the U.S. special education system recently, I wondered how well the American system really works.

October 31, 2012

Early Autism Intervention Can 'Normalize' Brain Activity

The Early Start Denver Model also has been shown to decrease autism symptoms and improve social skills.

October 03, 2012

New Center Established to Develop Effective Special Educators

The $25 million federal grant used to establish the center is one of many the federal Education Department has announced in recent weeks that involve special education.

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