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Profiling researchers in neuroscience education
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The mind, brain and education movement, also known as neuroeducation, is gaining momentum as a research field. Science Careers profiles two researchers who are working to span this neuroscience education divide to help children with learning disorders.
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    LDA members 'stroll' to support safer chemicals
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    In August, LDA members joined other concerned parents and grandparents across the country to rally for safer chemicals. LDA members participated in "stroller brigades" in at least four of the almost 20 states that held events, including New York, Pennsylvania, Maine and Maryland. At many of the events, children wore capes or adults tied capes to strollers to urge their U.S. senators to be "superheroes" for chemical reform. LDA is a leading member of the Safer Chemicals Healthy Families coalition, which coordinated the events. The stroller brigades received good media coverage, as moms and dads asked the Senate to pass legislation to make chemicals safer before they are used in everyday products. The strolling events culminated with participants delivering petitions, posters and kids' photos to their respective senators' offices. More details and photos will be in the September issue of Newsbriefs, LDA's membership newsletter.

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    New proposal emerges to boost special education spending
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    Another bill that would task the federal government with spending more on special education is in the works. Congressman Jared Polis, D-Colo., said he will soon introduce a bill that would eventually require the federal government to pay for 40 percent of the cost of educating students with disabilities. The money would come from cuts to defense spending. More

    E-learning: Student with learning disabilities, mother share their experience
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    Tessa Falcetta of Grove City, Penn., who has dysgraphia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and her mother, Esther Falcetta, talk about why online learning is the best fit for Tessa, its challenges and how the lessons are tailored to her needs. More

    Camp allows students to draw on new methods, gain confidence
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    At Camp Vision, held at Keene State College in Keene, N.H., students with language-based learning disabilities learn why they may have a harder time in class than their peers and how they can work around the trouble. This is 13-year-old Tierney's third year at Camp Vision. She and the other campers were busy making utility belts with tools to help them in class. More


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    Survey: Response to Intervention adoption growing; reading most common area
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    According to a recent survey of K-12 district administrators, Response to Intervention implementation has steadily continued to rise from 2007 through 2011 with 68 percent of respondents in 2011 indicating they are currently either in full implementation or in the process of district wide implementation. Respondents also said reading remains the predominant domain area for which RTI has been implemented followed by math and then behavior. More

    Scientists show operation of gene variant linked to ADHD
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    A multinational collaboration between researchers from Spain, Mexico and Argentina revealed that mice could provide an insight into how specific receptor subtypes in the brain could be responsible in increasing a person's risk for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and could help explain how stimulants work to treat symptoms of ADHD. More


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    Special education program receives much-needed space, resources
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    The Focus program at Marist High School in Bayonne, N.J., isn't new, but it has grown significantly since it was first developed 12 years ago to teach students with learning disabilities. The problem is that while the need and manpower has increased, until this year the space to accommodate the students remained the same. But that all is changing this school year. More

    New Jersey task force says teachers aren't doing enough to identify kids who can't read
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    Educators in New Jersey are not doing all they can to properly identify and help children who cannot read, members of the New Jersey Reading Disabilities Task Force said at a meeting in Ocean City, N.J. Task force members said a top priority will be raising awareness of current research and teaching methods that are effective in helping the estimated 15 percent of all children who struggle with dyslexia or other reading disorders. More

    Nearly 1 in 10 US kids diagnosed with ADHD
    HealthDay News via U.S. News & World Report    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Over the last decade, an increasing number of American children have been diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to a new government survey. Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that between 2007 and 2009, an average of 9 percent of children between the ages of 5 and 17 were diagnosed with the disorder. This compared with just less than 7 percent between 1998 and 2000. More
     
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