Researchers found that kindergarten students who had turned 5 in the month before starting kindergarten were more likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder than children who started
In order to be eligible for special education and related services as a "child with a disability," a child's educational performance must be adversely affected due to the disability.
Every student who gets special education is covered by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). In many areas, IDEA leaves room for states to interpret the rules and pass their own laws on how
Stigma, low expectations and lack of understanding help explain why students with learning disabilities are more likely to repeat a grade, get suspended, and leave high school without a diploma, according to
The Supreme Court's Endrew F decision in 2017 is an opportunity to improve the services IEPs offer students.