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                                                                              In The News

Autism Severity Tracks with Mothers' Serotonin Levels
                       https://www.spectrumnews.org/news/autism-severity-children-tracks-mothers-serotonin-levels/

Dyslexia and Math
http://en.businesstimes.cn/articles/104067/20181016/dyslexic-children-mathematics-learn-parents-provide-support.htm

Dyslexia- Not Just a Reading Disability
  https://www.courierpostonline.com/story/life/2018/10/24/dyslexia-challenges-not-just-reading-but-also-writing-and-spelling/1754290002/

Teaching Reading Wrong in Schools
                     https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/26/opinion/sunday/phonics-teaching-reading-wrong-way.html

5 Superpowers of People with ADHD
                    https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/322335

Migraine and ADHD: Is there a Link? 
                     https://www.neurologyadvisor.com/headache-migraine-advisor/comorbidity-migraine-adhd-adults/article/811310/

Parents Often Underestimate the Burden of ADHD on their Children
                      https://www.additudemag.com/adhd-symptoms-impact-underestimated/

The Early Warning Signs of Dyscalculia 
                      https://www.additudemag.com/dyscalculia-symptoms-diagnosis-children/

9 Elephants in the Classroom that should Unsettle Us     
                      https://www.huffingtonpost.com/will-richardson/9-elephants-in-the-classr_b_9649394.html

 Advice College Admissions Officers Give Their Own Kids 
                     http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/03/17/advice-college-admissions-officers-give-their-own-kids/?_r=0

ADHD in Kids: What Many Parents and Teachers Dont Understand But Need to Know (Part 1)
           https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2016/02/07/adhd-in-kids-what-many-parents-and-teachers-dont-understand-but-need-to-know/?tid=a_inl

What Many Parents and Teachers Dont Understand about ADHD in Kids (Part 2)
                   https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2016/02/24/what-many-parents-and-teachers-dont-understand-about-adhd-in-kids-part-2/

The Science of Getting Kids Organized
                 http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/02/02/463593878/the-science-of-getting-kids-organized

 
2015: A Banner Year for Dyslexia, by Drs. Bennett and Sally Shaywitz, The Yale Center for Dyslexia            http://dyslexia.yale.edu/ABOUT_Shaywitz_Dec2015.html
 
 
Waiting Rarely Works; Late Bloomers Usually Just Wilt, by American Federation of Teachers                http://www.readingrockets.org/article/waiting-rarely-works-late-bloomers-usually-just-wilt
 

Response to Intervention/I&RS Falls Short of Promise, by Education Week
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2015/11/11/study-rti-practice-falls-short-of-promise.html

 
Four Steps to Implement RTI Correctly, by Education Week
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2016/01/06/four-steps-to-implement-rti-correctly.html?cmp=eml-enl-eu-news2
 
 
For Dyslexic Test Takers, the New SAT is Even Worse
https://www.noodle.com/articles/for-dyslexic-test-takers-the-new-sat-is-even-worse172
 
Asst. Secretary of Education Michael Yudin: encourages use of the terms dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia; more specificity in IEPs: higher expectations; bridging gap between general & special education
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Waiting Until A Child is in the 3rd Grade or Later before Identifying Dyslexia is No Longer Acceptable
                                       http://www.futurity.org/dyslexia-reading-diagnosis-1042602/
 
 
Justice Department Sets New Rules for Rights to Testing Accommodations on SAT/ACT
                             https://www.understood.org/en/community-events/blogs/in-the-news/2015/10/28/the-justice-department-clarifies-students right-to-testing-accommodations
 
 
Senate Resolution 275: Dyslexia Has Significant Educational Implications That Must Be Addressed: 
"Whereas dyslexia is defined as an unexpected difficulty in reading for an individual who has the intelligence to be a much better reader...whereas dyslexia is the most common learning disability & affects 80 percent to 90 percent of all individuals with a learning disability...whereas an individual with dyslexia may have weakness in decoding or reading fluency & strength in higher level functions, such as reasoning, critical thinking, concept formation, or problem solving...whereas early diagnosis is critical."
http://www.cassidy.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/CassidyMikulski%20Dyslexia%20Resolution.pdf 
 
 
A Government Reminder to Schools:  Don't Overlook Twice Exceptional Kids
 
 
Evaluations of Children Suspected of Having a Disability Cannot be Delayed or Denied by RTI/I&RS Strategy
www.policyinsider.org (once link opens, in the search box type RTI)