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November 15, 2016

Analysis Finds Flaws in Studies of Black Overrepresentation in Special Education

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

Autistic Children Over-Diagnosed With ADHD, Study Suggests

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

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.

April 12, 2016

Autism Research Misses Minorities as Study Subjects

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

Autism Prevalence Stable, But Varies Widely Among Communities, Groups

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

ADHD and Immaturity: What Parents and Educators Need to Know

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

Farsightedness Associated With Literacy Problems in Preschoolers

Children with moderate farsightedness, or hyperopia, performed worse on a test to gauge their early-literacy skills, according to a recent federally funded study.

January 05, 2016

Hillary Clinton's Autism Policy Proposal Takes Birth-Through-Adulthood Approach

Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton reached out to advocacy groups in formulating policy priorities around supporting children, youth and adults with autism. The proposal was released Tuesday.

December 14, 2015

Autism Screening Reaching More Young Children, but More Work Remains

A 2010 survey of 4-year-olds with autism found that they were evaluated for the disorder at younger ages than 8-year-olds with autism. But researchers said there's still room for improving early evaluation services.

December 08, 2015

ADHD Prevalence Rising Among Hispanics, Girls, Study Finds

While white males still make up the largest number of children and youth with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, the rate of growth among white males is outstripped by the rate of growth among girls and among Hispanics, according to a new study.

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