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Special Education 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.
Corey Mitchell, September 10, 2020
2 min read
Robert Spall works from his home in Sacramento, Calif.
Robert Spall works from his home in Sacramento, Calif.
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Special Education Will Months of Remote Learning Worsen Students' Attention Problems?
Many children have trouble concentrating on school work, but problems with sitting still, focusing, or organization are especially hard for some—and experts predict the disruption and stress of the pandemic will make it worse.
Alex Harwin, May 11, 2020
7 min read
Equity & Diversity 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.
Corey Mitchell, February 26, 2020
2 min read
Special Education 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.
Corey Mitchell, February 11, 2020
5 min read
Special Education Most Classroom Teachers Feel Unprepared to Support Students With Disabilities
A survey from the National Center for Learning Disabilities and Understood.org 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.
Corey Mitchell, May 29, 2019
5 min read
Special Education 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.
Christina A. Samuels, March 6, 2019
2 min read
Special Education 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.
Christina A. Samuels, December 24, 2018
1 min read
Jack Bradley is an 18-year-old high school student who is gifted in math and taking college-level courses. He also has autism and other disabilities.
Jack Bradley is an 18-year-old high school student who is gifted in math and taking college-level courses. He also has autism and other disabilities.
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Special Education Opinion A Special Education Student Speaks: I Navigate 'Parallel Universes'
Jack Bradley spends half his school day in a resource room and the other half in AP classes. He says the system often fumbles in dealing with "twice exceptional" students like him.
Jack Bradley, December 4, 2018
3 min read
Early Childhood 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.
Christina A. Samuels, November 29, 2018
3 min read
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Special Education Opinion Daydreaming or Distracted? What Teachers Misunderstand About ADHD
Teachers must not wait for a firm diagnosis to make important learning accommodations for students who may have ADHD, writes Kyle Redford.
Kyle Redford, May 2, 2018
4 min read
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Special Education Commentary We're Getting ADHD Wrong (Especially in Boys)
Misdiagnosing and mistreating the common learning disorder has serious consequences for millions of children, writes one concerned parent.
Elizabeth Heubeck, February 13, 2018
4 min read
Special Education Children's Sleep Problems Linked to Attention Disorders
New findings suggest a link between sleep problems and ADHD. Will they intensify debates over school start times?
Sarah D. Sparks, September 19, 2017
5 min read
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks with members of the media last month in Washington.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks with members of the media last month in Washington.
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Special Education DeVos Invested More Money in 'Brain Performance' Company, Despite Weak Evidence
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos recently invested as much as $5.5 million in Neurocore, a company that experts say makes questionable claims based on weak scientific evidence.
Benjamin Herold, August 7, 2017
6 min read
School Climate & Safety Opinion Fidget, Jiggle, Twiddle, Wriggle: Bring Back Activity in Schools
With ADHD, there's money to be made, books to be written, tests to be developed/normed/administered and data to be analyzed. It's the usual American approach to health: deal with the symptoms, not the causes. And make a buck while you're at it.
Nancy Flanagan, May 19, 2017
4 min read