William “Rick” Singer, front, is alleged to have
helped some families secure fake learning disability diagnoses. Here he exits U.S. federal court in Boston after he pleaded guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal, March 12, 2019.
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Abuses of disability diagnoses cheat students with disabilities who are now more likely to face skepticism about their diagnoses.
Parents may need to play the advocate for their child, especially if their child has a disability which affects their ability to communicate.
It's important for the child and their achievement at school that there is a good parent-teacher-student partnership.
Victimisation, fear of reprisal and the need for more police support mean thousands of hate crimes against disabled people go unreported
Research shows that night waking in infancy is associated with behavioural control challenges at three and four years of age.
Poor sleep in infants and children has been linked to an array of problems, from aggression to poor school performance to diabetes, obesity and suicide. Our expert reviews the science.
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People with learning disabilities need to have a say in the government policy that rules their lives.
Planning is important for any teen on their way to college – but for those with disabilities, it’s absolutely imperative.
Numerous measures are in place to help young disabled children thrive, but the transition beyond school can be a difficult one. Here are some tips for families to help their children prepare for life beyond.
Though challenges like dyslexia can make learning difficult, these disabilities shouldn’t define who you are – or what you can do.
The story of a six-year-old boy with dyslexia who, with support from friends and teachers, became a successful professor. Now he teaches teachers how to help children like him.
Whether you have a physical disability, mental illness or learning challenge, there are strategies to help you earn your degree.
For many disabled students, college is the first time that they're put to the test of making their own way. The experience can be challenging, but there are strategies to help ease the way.
Private companies are building new inpatient units – the state has been trying to reduce them for the last five years.
They've been deeply affected by austerity, so it's more important than ever for people with learning disabilities to have their say on June 8.
Left-handedness is no longer seen as an abnormality.
The development of 'handedness' and language are closely linked.
A child with nonverbal learning disability may struggle to make decisions, solve problems and interact socially.
Non-verbal learning disability is a complex neurological learning disability that becomes more obvious with age. Here are the signs to look out for.
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Why it's harder to find love with a learning difficulty.
Those with learning or other disabilities need someone to back them up in the legal system to avoid injustices.
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The most shocking moments of the true crime documentary Making a Murderer depict two police officers gently coaxing a softly spoken teenager to recount his role in a vicious crime. Warning: spoilers ahead.
Early intervention and diversion away from the criminal justice system can enable Aboriginal people with mental and cognitive disabilities to live with dignity.
The predictable path into prison for Aboriginal people with disabilities is preventable. Here are some solutions.
Much more needs to be done to tackle negative attitudes to people with a learning disability.
There is a double standard in public attitudes towards people with a learning disability.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) allowed access to special education for people with disabilities.
On July 26, America celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This law and its predecessors changed the lives of those with disabilities. This is Jim's story.
Slow progress for people with learning disabilities.
A new report into progress made since the Winterbourne View abuse scandal says despite call for radical change, not much has been happening.
The majority of women stop drinking in their second trimester.
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Around 40% of Australian women drink alcohol while pregnant, despite medical guidelines recommending they don't.
Could dysmusia be to reading music what dyslexia is to reading text, and dyscalculia is to math?
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If the brain processes words and mathematical symbols differently, why not musical symbols too?