The National Center for Learning Disabilities, an advocacy organization, released its latest "State of Learning Disabilities" report Tuesday, offering statistics, policy recommendations and personal stories.
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May 02, 2017
April 21, 2017
States have adopted some of the restraint and seclusion guidelines recommended by the U.S. Department of Education, but that adoption has been uneven.
March 28, 2017
A two-volume research report funded by the U.S. Department of Education offers a deep dive into the characteristics of youth with disabilities who are transitioning out of high school.
November 15, 2016
Research that find black students are overenrolled in special education are not adjusting for factors other than race that could result in the appearance of overrepresentation, says a new synthesis.
November 02, 2016
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.
May 03, 2016
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.
April 12, 2016
An examination of more than 400 studies of evidence-based interventions for autism, finds that researchers rarely identify the race of their study subjects--and when they do, most of the children studied are white males.
April 04, 2016
The autism rate between 2010 and 2012 remained at 1 in 68 8-year-olds, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says, with differences among communities, races, and ethnicities.
March 21, 2016
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.
February 01, 2016
Children with moderate farsightedness, or hyperopia, performed worse on a test to gauge their early-literacy skills, according to a recent federally funded study.