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Study suggests long-term ADHD drug use
appears safe

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Drugs used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) do not appear to have long-term effects on the brain, according to new research done with monkeys. Between 5 to 7 percent of elementary school children are diagnosed with ADHD, according to researchers from the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center who undertook the new study. More

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An insightful Q&A with Dr. Larry Silver: An inside look at DSM 5
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The process of updating the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) began over two years ago. The update, DSM 5, will be published in December 2012. The American Psychiatric Association agreed that the Learning Disabilities Association could identify a non-voting advisor to the DSM 5 Work Group on Learning Disorders. Dr. Larry Silver, a member of LDA's Professional Advisory Board and a Past President, represented LDA as liaison to this workgroup. In this Q&A, Silver summarizes the DSM revision process and provides insight into the impact on the learning disabilities community. More

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New Mississippi law draws focus to dyslexia programs
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A new state law will bring more attention to dyslexia programs in Mississippi schools this fall. It will require schools to screen all students for dyslexia during the spring of their kindergarten year and the fall of their first-grade year. More

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The Mountain Center is an inclusive school-within-a-school at The Storm King School in New York. Within this program, students with mild language-based learning differences receive the support they need to thrive in four core classes in a traditional, college-preparatory, boarding school setting. All activities are fully integrated with the rest of the community. For more information, go to

Evidence of link discovered between immune irregularities and autism
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Scientists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) pioneered the study of the link between irregularities in the immune system and neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism a decade ago. Since then, studies of postmortem brains and of individuals with autism, as well as epidemiological studies, have supported the correlation between alterations in the immune system and autism spectrum disorder. More

Closing the achievement gap one student at a time
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Fourth-grade teacher Betsy Weigle recommends in this blog post that dropout-prevention efforts begin in elementary and middle school. She writes that all children — regardless of socio-economic status — can succeed in school. She recommends not separating students because of behavior or other categorization, giving all students the chance to sit in the front of the classroom and making sure students have necessities such as food and transportation. More

Education: A long view on learning disabilities
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After nearly a half-century of working with learning disabilities, Pat Morrissey and Carolyn Compton have witnessed every trend — as well as the birth of an industry. Special education didn't even have a name when Morrissey was hired by the Palo Alto Unified School District in 1964 to teach in a "reading program" for struggling students. Fast forward to today: Bright kids who once would have fallen through the cracks because they "couldn't read" can get diagnosed and taught compensatory techniques — including use of technology tools — to help them get through college and beyond. More

Reconsidering Learning: Students and Their Environment AET's 34th National Conference
October 19-21, 2012 Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, Washington, DC, feature speakers: Carol Kranowitz, MA, Deborah Waber, PhD, Maryanne Wolf, EdD,
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We now offer Reading Plus® to further improve reading speed and comprehension. We also leverage both Recording For the Blind and Dyslexic and Talking Books. MORE

Packers assistant coach takes on dyslexia
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Joe Whitt Jr. has an agenda, starting with his 6-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter, but reaching further than that, if he can help it. He is a "geek" — as in, the nationwide library campaign that encourages everyone, especially children, to use these carefree summer days to crack open a book and open their worlds. When Whitt opened up about his dyslexia right before Super Bowl XLV he looked like a good role model for the library campaign, so they contacted him and he agreed to help. More

Lawmakers approve elimination of Race to the Top
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President Barack Obama's signature education programs would be scrapped under a bill approved by the House Appropriations Committee panel that oversees education spending. The measure would cut about $1.1 billion from the U.S. Department of Education's roughly $68 billion budget, according to an analysis by the Committee for Education Funding, a lobbying coalition. The bill covers fiscal year 2013, which starts on Oct. 1. More

Need help with struggling readers and writers?

The MediaLexie Scribe 2012 is a unique, free-floating toolbar designed to support individuals in reading and written language activities. With text-to-speech, speech-to-text, word prediction, note-taking, and phonetic transcription tools, the MediaLexie Scribe 2012 allows students to access and use core content independently.

Autism survey for parents may catch disorder early
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A survey given to parents when their children are 1 year old may help identify kids at risk of autism, a new study suggests. Using scores on the survey, called the First Year Inventory, the researchers identified 31 percent of children who were ultimately diagnosed with autism at age 3. Researchers say the study was too small to be definitive and further research is needed to expand on the current work. More

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