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.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Early Start Denver Model also has been shown to decrease autism symptoms and improve social skills.
October 03, 2012
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.