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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.

November 24, 2014

Study: Harmful Weight-Loss Behavior More Common in Teens With Disabilities

The research also showed that teens with disabilities are more likely to be obese than their typically developing peers.

November 14, 2014

Restraint and Seclusion Rates Remain Relatively Steady Despite Policy Changes

Districts within the same state often show dramatic differences in their use of restraint and seclusion, according to a recent report from the Carsey Institute of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire.

November 08, 2014

Tracking the Origins of Persistent Math Difficulties in Young Children

Some factors associated with math difficulties can be seen in children as young as 2 years old, according to recent research.

October 29, 2014

Study: High Schoolers with ADHD Receiving Few Evidence-Based Supports

In a long-term study of children with ADHD, researchers found that many students were receiving services that show little effectiveness in improving their academic performance.

September 11, 2014

Exercise Before School Can Ward Off ADHD Symptoms, Study Finds

The findings come from observations of 200 elementary students who participated in vigorous aerobic activity before the school day.

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