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

Behavior Treatments First for Kids with ADHD?

Findings from a new study could change the way treatment is handled for children with ADHD. According to an article in The New York Times, two research papers published in the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology support using… Read the rest

IEP Guidelines Ensure Age-Appropriate Learning

Coming on the eve of the 40th Anniversary of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the federal government has released new guidelines clarifying what the goals of an IEP should be for a student with learning disabilities. In simple… Read the rest