People with intellectual disability are 50% more likely to die from cancer than the general population.
People with intellectual disability told us they often felt cut out of their own health appointments, as healthcare practitioners spoke to their support person or family instead of to them.
Employers miss out on untapped potential when they overlook or discount abilities in the workplace.
Establishing an inclusive and accommodating work environment for people with dyslexia can foster a diverse workforce and improve productivity, innovation and performance.
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There are many benefits to being bilingual.
In-person school resumed earlier in Boston for special education students than for those without special needs.
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The US Department of Education says special education students who missed out on services during the pandemic are likely eligible for additional help to make up for what was lost.
Schools can help students see themselves working in computer science.
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While computer science courses can help students with learning disabilities see themselves in careers in the field, they are still underrepresented. A team of researchers explores why.
Children with ADHD struggle academically.
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In the first study of its kind, researchers found medication alone has no detectable impact on how much children with ADHD learn in the classroom.
If teachers were to only address the skills, knowledge and referral protocols that Ontario’s Human Rights Commission recommends, students wouldn’t have essential knowledge to support their reading.
Direct instruction matters in learning to read, but reading can’t happen unless children are supported in making connections to what they know and their experiences.
The rate of intellectual disabilities is disproportionately high among incarcerated populations.
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A quarter of prisoners report a cognitive, intellectual or developmental disability. But the true figure could be even higher.
Lack of access to quality reading instruction and early diagnoses and intervention of reading disorders can have significant, long-lasting effects.
Early intervention with reading challenges has very high success rates for supporting reading development, but it is much more difficult to improve reading skills in older students.
It was previously thought cognitive impairments were caused by more copies of single genes from chromosome 21.
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This new research shows that cognitive impairments are actually caused by extra copies of some genes on chromosome 21.
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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.
Signage outside the Winterbourne View residential hospital in Bristol.
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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.