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May 28, 2015

Study Finds No Connection Between Eye Problems and Dyslexia

Therapies to improve eye function, though common, have little research-based evidence, according to researchers at the University of Bristol.

December 24, 2014

Low Funding Forces Cutbacks at Advocacy Group for Black Youth With Disabilities

The founder of the National Association for African American Children with Learning Differences said the organization plans to continue providing some resources, mainly through its website.

June 10, 2014

Study: Lead Abatement Could Save Mich. Over $2 Million a Year in Special Ed. Costs

Every dollar invested in reducing lead exposure would pay for itself in three years, compared to the ongoing costs to support children and adults who are exposed to the toxin.

April 14, 2014

Teaching Conceptual Math Skills to Students With Disabilities

A mother-daughter team argues that reasoning and modeling, rather than teaching math "tricks," is essential for students to gain skills that can transfer to other areas.

February 06, 2014

Graduation Rate for Mississippi Students With Disabilities Under the Microscope

Many students from the Magnolia State are shifted into alternative diploma paths which may leave them unable to get a job or enroll in college, according to a recent special report.

September 11, 2013

Court: Student Misidentified for Special Education Not Protected Under IDEA

An appeals court ruled that a students misidentified as needing special education services cannot seek relief under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

September 06, 2013

Feds Invest $10 Million Into Research for Severe Learning Disabilities

The funding will establish a center at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. that will focus on instructional strategies in reading and math for students with persistent learning struggles.

August 15, 2013

Dyslexia Researchers Launch Multicultural-Outreach Effort

Bennett and Sally Shaywitz, who have researched dyslexia for decades, are behind an effort to increase dyslexia awareness among African-Americans and Latinos.

July 15, 2013

Online Tool Helps Doctors Engage Parents on Learning Disabilities

The LD Navigator, developed by the National Center for Learning Disabilities, offers resources that doctors can share with patients and their families.

May 20, 2013

Revised Psychiatric Disorders 'Bible' Changes Disability Definitions

The fifth revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, also known as the DSM-5, represents the latest thinking on what symptoms define a host of mental disorders, with potential implications for schools, teachers and parents.

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