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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.

November 09, 2015

Response to Intervention Challenges Focus of New Federal Study

A recent study of response to intervention in 13 states shows that 1st graders who receive targeted reading instruction show no benefit from the process.

October 28, 2015

Children Who Lose Autism Label Subject of New Research

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey found that about 13 percent of parents reported their children losing an autism diagnosis, and it was often replaced with another disability.

October 08, 2015

Young Adults With Disabilities: Moving from 'Struggler' to 'Navigator'

A recent study from the National Center for Learning Disabilities finds that self-confidence, a supportive home live and community connections were closely tied to success for young adults with learning and attention issues.

September 17, 2015

Donald Trump, Vaccines, Autism and Political Theater

Autism prevalence and vaccines are in the spotlight after the most recent Republican presidential candidates' debate, held in California on Thursday.

September 11, 2015

States Vary in Proportion of Students With Disability-Related '504' Plans

The recent Civil Rights Data Collection by the Education Department offers greater insight into this student population, who have disabilities but are not covered under the IDEA.

September 04, 2015

ADHD Evaluations Driven Mainly by Parents, Not Educators, Says CDC Report

About two-thirds of the time, parents are the first ones to have the initial concern that a child may have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to a CDC household survey.

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