Learning Disabilities

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Children With Sleep Disorders May Lose More Than A Few Winks

When children have difficulty sleeping it can lead to daytime sleeping, irritability, learning difficulties and behavioral problems.

05/07/2014

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Psychiatric Lyme Disease

When people talk about Lyme disease they talk about issues like arthritis, but Lyme can do far more damage in other areas – including the brain.

09/04/2013

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Program Helps Special Needs Students Transition To Workplace

Specialized Education Services, a 56-school network in 12 states, helps students with behavioral and learning disabilities transition to work or college.

08/13/2013

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Philadelphia Charter Operators Developing Post-Graduation Strategies For Students With Disabilities

Charter school operators were putting their heads together to help students with learning disabilities after they graduate, and were swapping ideas at a forum at Children’s Hospital.

06/04/2013

Health

Author: America Is Going About Drug Addiction All Wrong

Drug addiction remains a stubborn problem in the U.S., ruining individuals and families and costing society a bundle. But an author says we’re going about this all wrong.

05/26/2013

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Ability Grouping – Is It Back?

Data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress, indicates a resurgence of ability grouping, from 28% in 1998 to 71% in 2009. This may be cheating the lower-grouped students.

04/16/2013

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Online Course About ADHD

Dr. Tony Rostain, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, is teaching an online course on ADHD through Coursera. It’s free. Learn more about it here.

04/01/2013

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A Chance For College Students Who Have Foundered

The Bridge Program at Landmark College recruits students who have failed or dropped out of traditional colleges, and helps them master skills and better study habits and return to their previous institutions.

03/12/2013

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Preemies Lag In Reading And Math

Children born at 37-38 weeks rather than at full-term 40-41 weeks, have lower academic achievement, according to the journal Pediatrics.

07/09/2012

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Criteria For Special Education Placement

As the number of students in special education classes swells, some educators question whether the children have legitimate disabilities, or they are failing or unruly for other reasons.

05/09/2012

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High-Tech Helps Kids With Reading Disabilities

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Kids who can’t read traditional books fall behind from the first day of school. Those with disabilities often must wait months for audio-books or a school employee to scan texts or convert […]

11/22/2011

Language Delays In Children

We do not talk about it much but language delay in children may be more prevalent than you realize.

07/05/2011

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