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Research and Reports

Thirty years ago, the term “learning disability” did not exist. Thanks to researchers around the world, we have made great progress at understanding and giving names to the various disorders that are now recognized as learning disabilities. New research continues, and we’re learning new information all the time. We have gathered together both the latest and most ground breaking articles for this research and reports section.

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Social Promotion and Students with Disabilities

Social Skills Deficits in Learning Disabilities: The Psychiatric Comorbity Hypothesis

Special Education Graduation Rates Steady

Specific Learning Disabilities: Finding Common Ground

State and District-Wide Assessments and Students with Learning Disabilities: A Guide for States and School Districts

This report highlights issues and offers guidance on sound implementation of state and district-wide assessments to ensure equal access by students with learning disabilities.

Students with Nonverbal Learning Disabilities: Study of Learning Disabilities and Social Adaptation

Studies Say Students Learn More From Licensed Teachers

A pair of studies out this month represent the latest volley in an increasingly sharp debate over whether certified teachers are more effective.

Study Explores Treatment Options for AD/HD

Supplemental Instruction in Decoding Skills for Hispanic and Non-Hispanic Students in Early Elementary School: A Follow-up

Teacher Response to Learning Disability: A Test of Attributional Principles

Teachers: The Key to Helping America Read

The Documentation Disconnect for Students With Learning Disabilities: Improving Access to Postsecondary Disability Services

A Report from the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities*

The Extent of Drug Therapy for Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder Among Children in Public Schools

The Influence of Sociodemographics and Gender on the Disproportionate Identification of Minority Students as Having Learning Disabilities

The President's Commission on Excellence in Special Education: Implications for the Special Education Practitioner

The Strategic Spelling Skills of Students with Learning Disabilities: The Results of Two Studies

They Speak for Themselves

Using Functional Analysis to Improve Reading Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities and Emotional/Behavioral Disorders

What Science Offers Teachers of Reading

Whole Language Lives On: The Illusion of Balanced Reading Instruction

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