The combination of a surge in the use of response to intervention and a lack of consensus about how much of a role cognitive assessment should play in an evaluation prompted the National Center for Learning Disabilities this month to issue new set of guidelines on their view of how students with specific learning disabilities should be identified.
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May 25, 2012
May 15, 2012
Among 15 principles developed by the agency, one says that policies restricting restraint and seclusion of students should apply to all students, not just students with disabilities.
May 10, 2012
Former employee Greg Miller has created an online petition to push for an end to the practice, which has been challenged in court but remains legal.
May 01, 2012
An attorney might propose ways to reform the law—due for reauthorization for several years now—that are beneficial to that profession. But that's anything but the gist of these suggestions.
April 30, 2012
School districts would partner with universities or nonprofit organizations to create training programs for general education teachers who have a many high-functioning students with autism in their classes.
April 18, 2012
The federal government is expected to cut the money from South Carolina's share of federal special education dollars on Oct. 1, a penalty for past cuts the state made to its own budget for working with students with disabilities.
March 20, 2012
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities says a recent report by the American Association of School Administrators is flawed and gives a false picture of how school employees handle the restraint and seclusion of students.
March 07, 2012
Nearly 40,000 students were physically restrained during the 2009-10 school year--and 70 percent of the cases involved students with disabilities
March 02, 2012
The U.S. Department of Education said it is revamping the way it rates states to better address the achievement gap between students with disabilities and their peers.
February 27, 2012
Some provisions in the bills about testing students with severe cognitive disabilities affect these students' access to diplomas—and that hurts their access to jobs, advocates say.