Whether or not you think it is smart policy to measure schools' effectiveness using standardized tests, there is one thing on which we all should be able to agree: school districts should not decide which students that they are accountable for...
This summary discusses the different types of treatment for ADHD. It explains what research says about how each treatment improves symptoms and the risks involved with each treatment. It can help you talk with the doctor ...
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Sarasota Herald-TribuneTroubling CDC Report Opens Autism Awareness MonthPatch.comA recent report from the US Centers for Disease Control finds that autism is now diagnosed in 1 out of every 88 American children.
A Boy, Some Bullies and AutismPatch.comOne boy's story hits home about how a sharp rise in the incidence of autism means more knowledge, funding—and kindness—is needed. By Heather Borden Herve I'd like you to meet my nephew, Jessie*.
I can’t even count how many times I’ve heard teachers say, “This child is so prompt-dependent!” They say it as if to imply it is the child’s fault, and it is a nuisance to have to deal with a child who is purposefully waiting for prompts (cues, assistance, help) in order to respond to directions, to begin tasks, or to make initiations. Well, here’s the news flash: Kids with autism can only become prompt-dependent if that is what we teach them.
It's hard to show others who you truly are, and to have them see your life through your eyes. Some people won't understand, and cannot hope to. It's not like I have ADD or another well-known learning disability.
Autism science is moving 'stunningly fast'USA TODAYORG XMIT: DK 41605 AUTISTIC BRAIN 3/5/2012 3/5/12 11:49:46 AM -- Philadelphia, PA, USA Clinical Research Assistants Sarah Kauper (center) and Carley Gilman (right) help to ready Nicole and Nicholas...
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)Doctors want to redefine autism; parents worriedBusinessWeekAutistic kids like these hate change, but a big one is looming. For the first time in nearly two decades, experts want to rewrite the definition of autism.
Although people with Asperger Syndrome can have severe delays in social and communication skills, they are verbal and “cognitively intact,” meaning that they are generally of average to above-average intelligence. Despite what Rain Man would have us believe, not all Aspies are savants, but many do excel in certain areas, especially with spatial reasoning.
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