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2010-11-12 10:00:00

SEATTLE, Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The results of a new study being released this week at the Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) conference in Atlanta demonstrate the effectiveness of a new model of coaching, developed exclusively for and used by the Edge Foundation, to help college students with ADHD improve executive functioning, which is their ability to organize, set and achieve goals, and self regulate -- all critical for a...

2010-11-09 07:10:00

Program Identifies, Treats Young Children at Risk for Reading Failure JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One in five children has a learning disability such as dyslexia or other risk factors that place them significantly behind their peers in literacy skills. Too often, these challenges aren't identified until third grade or later and, by that time, a child with reading problems may never catch up to grade level in reading. The Nemours BrightStart! initiative...

2010-09-14 07:10:00

SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- PCI Education, the number one provider of resources for students with special needs, announces the expansion of its reading and math intervention offerings through the acquisition of five products from Kaplan K12 Learning Services, a division of Kaplan, Inc. Each product represents a complete curriculum for intensive intervention and remediation for middle and high school students in reading and math. "To make progress in reading and math, struggling...

2010-08-04 15:09:00

AURORA, Ohio, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Millions of children are heading back to their classrooms without the visual skills required to succeed in school. One of the reasons for this is that most people assume if you can see the letters on the eye chart your vision is fine, yet being able to see the letters on the eye chart is just one of 17 visual skills necessary for academic success. "The myth that '20/20' means you have perfect vision started in the 1800's when the eye chart...

2010-07-26 11:49:00

AURORA, Ohio, July 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As school starts across the United States, the pressure is back on teachers, parents and students to meet or surpass the requirements set forth by the No Child Left Behind act. However, most parents and teachers are unwittingly being tackled by leaving their students' vision behind. "In football you know when you are being tackled, but unfortunately it is more subtle for parents and educators," Larry Fitzgerald states. "When a student...

2010-07-23 05:00:00

ATLANTA, July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Just days before the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a new statewide survey reveals that Georgians have little exposure to persons with disabilities and understanding of the daily challenges they face. According to the survey commissioned by the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD), only one-third of Georgia's general public come across or interact with persons with developmental disabilities in their everyday life...

2010-07-08 08:42:00

AURORA, Ohio, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In football you expect to be tackled, but too many parents get tackled by all the choices they have to make when they have a child who struggles with reading and learning. As we enter the 15th year of observing August as National Children's Vision and Learning Month, Larry Fitzgerald helps to set the record straight on the critical link between vision and learning. "Parents don't realize that you need over 15 visual skills to succeed in...

2010-06-25 07:15:00

MILLER PLACE, N.Y., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Child and Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Program for ADHD, a division of East End Psychological Services, provides testing and state-of-the-art treatment for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) across the lifespan. The Program, one of the most comprehensive in the New York area, is dedicated to diagnosing and treating attention and learning problems in child, adolescent and adult populations. "The proper identification of people...

2010-04-12 08:01:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Selection as a School of Excellence by The National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) is one of the highest honors a private special education school can achieve through any professional association. The recognition is bestowed on private special education schools that meet rigorous professional criteria and have demonstrated truly exceptional dedication, commitment and achievement in the field of special education....

2010-04-05 04:00:00

PORTLAND, Ore., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- High school students who struggle with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) may only be a click away from a helpful alternative option. Insight Schools, a national network of accredited, tuition-free online public high schools, finds many of its students diagnosed with the disorder are thriving in its personalized, flexible learning environment. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, 2.4 million children between the...


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