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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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Large-Scale Study Finds Poor Math, Science Instruction

Math and Science Get Own Research Center

Special Education Graduation Rates Steady

Critical Relay in Visual Circuit of the Brain May Help Explain LD

ADHD Teacher Knowledge of Stimulant Medication and ADHD

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.

Scholars Aim to Connect Studies to Schools' Needs

Remediation Training Improves Reading Ability of Dyslexic Children

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.

Specific Learning Disabilities: Finding Common Ground

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

Reading Researchers Question Result of National Reading Panel: Is Phonics the Best Choice?

Late-Emerging Reading Disabilities

Learning Disabilities, ADHD and Deliquency: Is There a Link? An Introduction

Preadolescent Girls with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Developmental Trajectories of Brain Volume Abnormalities in Children and Adolescents with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Preparing Teachers to Work with Parents

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.

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.

Mediocrity in the Classroom

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

Experts Agree Parents' Role Critical But Polarized On Disorder's Cause

High School Programs as Perceived by Youth with Learning Disabilities

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