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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Teachers play a critical role in identifying and treating ADHD. Their observations form the core of the eventual diagnosis, and their feedback helps shape treatment, especially with stimulant medication. But how knowledgeable are they about ADHD and treatment medications? This study examined teachers about this topic find out the surprising results.
For the first time, researchers have shown that the brains of dyslexic children can be rewired -- after undergoing intensive remediation training -- to function more like those found in normal readers.
Outstanding teachers, such as those selected for the Milken Teaching Award or those who achieve National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certification, regularly communicate with the parents of their students. These teachers appreciate the value of home-school communication because experience has shown that understanding the family is essential to effectively work with the student.
A pair of studies out this month represent the latest volley in an increasingly sharp debate over whether certified teachers are more effective.