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September 10, 2020

How Parents Can Spot Signs of Learning Disabilities During Remote Learning

A new digital guide aims to identify students missing out on special education services and supports during distance learning.

February 26, 2020

ADHD, Other Developmental Disabilities More Common in Rural Areas

Rural families are less likely to use special education or early intervention services than children living in urban areas, a new Centers for Disease Control survey reveals.

February 11, 2020

Many Children With ADHD Aren't Taking Medication, Study Finds

"Pretending your child doesn't have it or saying, 'Yeah, they might have it, but I don't want them to take medication,'" is not the best approach, one school nurse told Education Week.

May 29, 2019

Most Classroom Teachers Feel Unprepared to Support Students With Disabilities

A survey from the National Center for Learning Disabilities and finds a teaching corps that lacks confidence in their ability to meet the needs of millions of children with disabilities in the nation's public K-12 schools, but wants the training, support, and guidance to improve.

March 06, 2019

One in 5 Students With Significant ADHD Gets No School-Based Help, Study Finds

Reports from the parents of nearly 2,500 children and youths with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder found a gap between students with the most severe symptoms and those who get any school-based interventions.

December 24, 2018

Your Holiday-Edition Special Education Reading List

Catch up with popular stories that you may have missed in 2018, including articles on teacher shortages, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and classroom practice.

November 29, 2018

Redshirting Debate Just Got New Fuel with ADHD Study

A study in the New England Journal of Medicine has shown more diagnoses of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder among kindergarten students who start school just before a Sept. 1 school enrollment cutoff date.

December 23, 2016

Study: Students With ADHD Not Helped by Common Test Accommodations

Extended testing time or frequent breaks did not appear to help students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder perform better on a standardized test, a new study found.

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.

July 27, 2016

Ed. Dept. Releases ADHD Guidance to Commemorate ADA Anniversary

The guidance, released on the 26th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, reminds schools of their obligations to students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

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