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July 27, 2015

Increased Autism Prevalence: Untangling the Causes

A study links increased autism rates and a decrease in the number of children categorized as intellectually disabled, but that only tells part of the story.

July 02, 2015

ADHD Driving Use of Antipsychotic Drug Prescriptions in Children

Many school-age youth are being prescribed antipsychotic medicine without any record of a mental health diagnosis other than ADHD, according to a recent study.

June 25, 2015

Study on Minorities in Special Education Proves Provocative

A recent study challenges the belief that minorities are overrepresented in special education, but some researchers question the methodology.

June 24, 2015

Minorities Less Likely to Be Identified for Special Education, Study Finds

Black and Hispanic students may be facing bias that keeps them from getting the special education services they need, according to a new analysis.

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.

May 15, 2015

New Autism Research Outlines Gender Differences in Social Interactions

Girls and boys with autism spectrum disorder may both face social rejection from peers, but exclusion by girls may be harder to spot, recent research suggests.

April 09, 2015

Postschool Success for Students With Disabilities Linked to Goal-Setting Skills

A review of recent studies shows some factors connected with postschool employment, education, and independent living, but researchers say more evidence would be welcome.

February 27, 2015

Online Crowdsourcing a Potential Tool for Speech Therapy Research

Untrained listeners recruited through a crowdsourcing platform rated speech sounds as accurately as trained listeners, a study found.

February 03, 2015

Study: N.C. Early Education Leads to Fewer Special Education Placements

Investments in Smart Start and More at Four had a direct relationship to the number of 3rd graders identified as having a learning disability or an educable mental handicap.

December 31, 2014

Top-Read Posts of 2014: IEPs, Common Core, Education Department Moves

Readers found posts on common standards and their implications for students with disabilities particularly compelling this year.

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