Year: 2013

Student Exposes the Horrible Abuse Teacher Doled Out

Parents, teachers, and high school students often struggle to get on the same page, but we can all agree that anything that could be considered verbal, emotional abuse — coming from whichever direction — is always unacceptable. Hence why a

Autism highest among Minneapolis’ Somali and white children

The prevalence of autism spectrum disorder is the same among Somali and white children living in Minneapolis, but Somali children tend to develop a more severe form of the developmental disorder, according to a new report released Monday by University

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Typography Book Explores What It Feels Like To Have Dyslexia

“Being dyslexic, one thing always stood out,” Sam Barclay explains in his Kickstarter video. “The available help was always aimed at making me read better. Very little effort was made to help the people around me understand what it feels

Surge in ADHD diagnoses gets a red flag

AFP – Doctors sounded a warning Tuesday over a rise in ADHD diagnoses, saying some children may be needlessly taking powerful drugs intended to correct a poorly understood disorder. Writing in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), the researchers noted treatment

NYC missing boy stirs fears for special-ed parents

NEW YORK (AP) — Parents of New York City’s special-education students saw their worst fears realized four weeks ago when 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo walked out of his school and disappeared. Avonte, who is autistic and does not speak, was in

Precursors of developmental dyslexia

Research Institute of Child Development and Education, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Abstract Converging evidence suggests that developmental dyslexia is a neurobiological disorder, characterized by deficits in the auditory, visual, and linguistic domains. In the longitudinal project of the

Parents Win $1M for Teacher’s Abuse of Special Needs Son

Parents of a boy who was physically abused by his special education teacher won a $1 million jury award against the school district. Terrence Rideau was a severely disabled special education student in Texas public school. In April 2010, his

Many States Show Shameful Records in Holding Schools Accountable for the Progress of Special Needs Students

Special Ed inclusion Matthew Ladner – The No Child Left Behind Act required student testing and reporting of data in return for continuing receipt of federal education dollars. The law however left granular details to the states, most of whom

Obamacare hurts parents of special-needs children

President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, known as “Obamacare,” will make it more difficult for parents of special-needs children to pay for tuition at special schools and to purchase medical equipment, according to a new report. More than 30 million Americans

Durham Public Schools make special education changes

DURHAM (WTVD) — Durham Public Schools has been forced to change the way it disciplines students with disabilities after a complaint was filed alleging it violated special education laws that protect students. The school system will debut a new program