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Position statement on the Connecticut school shootings
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Nine school violence prevention researchers and practitioners nationwide developed a position statement on the Dec. 14, 2012 Connecticut school shootings that is being disseminated across the U.S. this week. It is in response to the tragic acts of violence at Sandy Hook Elementary School and updates the School Shootings Position Statement that was disseminated nationally following the tragic school-related shootings of 2006. This position statement has been endorsed by more than 100 professional organizations, including LDA. More

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Public support for special education strong
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As the fiscal cliff looms, most Americans believe that special education programs should be spared from federal budget cuts, a new poll suggests. In a survey asking over 1,000 adults from across the country about their views on education funding, some 57 percent said it's "very important" that Congress protect money for programs serving students with disabilities. That's a higher level of support than was expressed for any other education program including prekindergarten, college financial aid and programs helping school districts with large numbers of students living in poverty. More

Tackling special education teacher evaluation
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For several years now, teacher evaluation has dominated education-policy discussions in statehouses and otherwise. But for the most part, the country's 430,000 special education teachers have been left out of the discussion. The Council for Exceptional Children is trying to change that. In October, the advocacy group released a paper detailing its position on special education teacher evaluation. And recently, about 30 leaders from membership organizations, state and local education offices, and schools gathered in Arlington, Va., to discuss the CEC's recommendations. More

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New study says exercise good for kids with ADHD
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A few minutes of exercise a day can help children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder do better at school, according to a small new study. The findings suggest that exercise could provide an alternative to drug treatment. While drugs have proven largely effective in treating children with ADHD, many parents and doctors are concerned about the medications' side effects and costs. The study included 20 children with ADHD and 20 children without the disorder, ages 8 to 10, who for 20 minutes either walked briskly on a treadmill or sat and read. More


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The nation heads back to school with new worries about safety
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In Boston, the public schools have asked the police to step up visits to elementary schools throughout the day. In Denver, psychologists and social workers were prepared to visit students. Schools in New York City were encouraged to review safety measures, which include posting security officers in lobbies and requiring identification from all visitors. And the Chicago school district urged principals to conduct lockdown drills, with reminders to stay low, keep quiet and turn off classroom lights. Parents, teachers and school administrators in Newtown, Conn., confront the most immediate and raw tasks of helping children respond to the horrifying killings of 20 children at Sandy Hook Elementary School. More



How schools can better address mental health in wake of Sandy Hook shooting
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Hindsight may be 20/20, but as we look back, it appears Sandy Hook Elementary School was as well-prepared as it could have been for such a horrific scenario. Part of the healing process in a tragedy like this is moving forward and implementing procedures that will prevent another awful situation from happening. There are changes to be made in schools throughout the country — and now is the time to make them. More


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Research reveals hidden anguish of schoolchildren with autism
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Schoolchildren on the autistic spectrum experience worrying levels of mental health difficulties, according to a new study by research psychologists from The University of Manchester. The findings, published in the Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, reveals the difficulties endured by many young people on the autistic spectrum, compared with their peers. More

Special education students seeing benefits from baking program
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Every Friday morning, the smell of peanut butter, pumpkin and maybe even a hint of mint baking in an oven wafts through the west wing of Shawnee Mission North in Kansas. But it's not cookies that special education students are baking in the kitchen with the help of their teachers. Earlier this year, Judi Albors and some of the other special education teachers had been trying to come up with a new approach to teaching their students, who have communication or behavioral disorders, meaningful work skills outside of the classroom setting. That's when they landed on what they thought was the perfect idea. More

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NASA to mentor students with disabilities
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A unique partnership kicking off early next year will allow students with disabilities a firsthand look at what it takes to work for NASA. The space agency will provide mentors for a handful of high school students who have autism, learning difficulties or multiple disabilities through an agreement with the District of Columbia Public Schools' transition program. The collaboration is designed to encourage careers in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math, NASA officials said. More


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Dangers of prescribing ADD medication to healthy patients
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Healthy patients without attention deficit disorder should not be prescribed cognitive enhancement medications, according to an article published in CMAJ. People are sometimes prescribed stimulants (such as methylphenidate and dextroamphetamine) for cognitive enhancement, which is essentially using them to only improve memory or concentration. More

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Mistaking OCD for ADHD has serious consequences
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On the surface, obsessive compulsive disorder and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder appear very similar, with impaired attention, memory or behavioral control. But, Professor Reuven Dar of Tel Aviv University's School of Psychological Sciences argues that these two neuropsychological disorders have very different roots — and there are enormous consequences if they are mistaken for each other. More
 
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