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Senate to revisit school restraint, seclusion
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Lawmakers are set to consider the use of restraint and seclusion in the nation's classrooms, rekindling efforts to establish first-ever federal rules governing the practices. The topic is scheduled to be front and center at a hearing of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. More

Does your child really have ADHD?
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Through the years, a growing number of fidgety, forgetful, and unfocused children have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that more than 5 million children ages 3 to 17 have been diagnosed with the condition, making it one of the most common mental disorders in children and adolescents. More

Fewer disabled students enroll in charter schools
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As the number of charter schools expands nationwide, one group of students that is enrolling in those schools at a lower rate is children with disabilities. Eight percent of students at charter schools had disabilities in the 2009-10 school year, compared with 11 percent at traditional public schools, according to a Government Accountability Office report that was released June 20. More

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IndyCar's Wilson promoting dyslexia awareness
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Justin Wilson still remembers a time when his classmates considered it laughable that he might one day grow up to become a professional race car driver. The IndyCar Series driver had a tough time growing up in Sheffield, England, struggling to read lessons or do the writing it took to complete his school work. Only later, around age 14, would he be diagnosed with dyslexia. More

Social media helping autistic children 'navigate the world'
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Jordan Hilkowitz is layering household products into a beaker for his latest science experiment. Right beside his mom's coffeemaker on the kitchen counter, he is preparing a video entitled Layers and Density, describing each step for his 3,800 YouTube channel subscribers and more than 1.5-million viewers. It's an extraordinary feat considering that five years ago, the 10-year-old autistic boy was non-verbal. More

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Study: 'Daily report cards' improve behavior of students with ADHD
Education Week's On Special Education Blog    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Getting report cards once every six, eight, or 10 weeks is probably too often for some students. How about every day? So-called "daily report cards" appear to improve the behavior of students with ADHD, a new What Works Clearinghouse review of a study concludes. More

US approves new generic ADHD drug
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Regulators have ruled against Shire in a battle over generic copies of its hyperactivity drug Adderall XR, approving a cut-price version of the medicine from Actavis, which is being bought by Watson Pharmaceuticals. More

EEG test to identify autism in children
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The number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has recently increased to one in 100. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Medicine demonstrates that EEG can distinguish between children with autism and neurotypical controls. More

Earlier may be better for ADHD meds in kids
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Children with ADHD who start taking medications as early as fourth grade may be more likely to score better academically than those who start taking medication in middle school, according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics. More


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