Kids Use of Technology Soars

Those concerned about the ever-increasing use of electronic devices, particularly among young children, may find the latest research from Common Sense Media troubling. In a large national study of children ages 0 to 8 years, the results showed that 42%… Read the rest

The Benefits of Later School Start Times

The evidence is mounting that later high school starts result in benefits for students. A study funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that students who were allowed to sleep in performed better on several measures including… Read the rest

Minorities Underrepresented in Special Ed

For years conventional wisdom has promoted the notion that minority students are overrepresented in Special Education. According to popular belief, too many minority children are pushed into Special Ed programs for reasons other than learning disabilities (e.g., behavior problems, and/or… Read the rest

Team Sports Preferred by Kids with ADHD

A recent study found that kids with ADHD are more likely to participate in team sports than in individual sports. According to a UPI article, the findings surprised the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center study team. Speaking for the… Read the rest

Wanted: Infants for Harvard LD Study

Dr. Nadine Gaab, an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, is seeking infants, ages 2 to 8 months, for an important new study investigating the causes of dyslexia. The study will take place at Boston Children’s… Read the rest