Disabilities/Disorders

Some Stats for Your Back-to-School

U.S. News reports some different statistics, along with charts and graphs, of issues concerning youth in America.

 

Some Stats for Your Back-to-School

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2015 Building a Grad Nation Report

According to the 2015 Building a Grad Nation report the national high school graduation rate hit a record high of 81.4 percent, and for the third year in a row, the nation remained on pace to meet the goal of 90 percent on-time graduation by 2020.

This sixth annual update on America’s high school dropout challenge shows that these gains have been made possible by raising graduation rates for groups of students that have traditionally struggled to earn a ...

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Benefits of Sensory Motor Integration Therapy for Autism

Sensory integration therapy is one considered helpful as part of a multidisciplinary approach to autism spectrum disorders, some types of learning disabilities, and sensory hypersensitivity in general. This article gives an overview of the philosophy behind sensory integration therapy.

 

Benefits of Sensory Motor Integration Therapy for Autism

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The Double-Edged Sword: Media Treatment of High-Profile Crimes and the Nation’s Mental Health Treatment Challenges

This use of violent incidents to bring up the lack of mental health services is a difficult conundrum for advocates because the fear it creates in the public about people with disabilities is largely unjustified and further unjustly isolating of people who may already be marginalized. It’s also not clear that these incidents lead to new programming or resources.

 

The Double-Edged Sword: Media Treatment of High-Profile Crimes and the Nation’s Mental Health Treatment Challenges

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Well-being is important: Trends in Mental Health Care among Children and Adolescents

Outpatient mental health treatment and psychotropic-medication use in children and adolescents increased in the United States between 1996–1998 and 2010–2012. Although youths with less severe or no impairment accounted for most of the absolute increase in service use, youths with more severe impairment had the greatest relative increase in use, yet fewer than half accessed services in 2010–2012. (Funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the New York State Psychiatric Institute.)

 

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D.C. high school graduation rates: how does your school compare?

Last Friday the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) announced the 2014 graduation rates for the District’s public schools. Among OSSE’s findings were that DCPS’s graduation rate increased two percentage points from last year while charter schools’ rate dropped by almost 7 percentage points.

To get a clearer picture of how graduation rates vary by school, we made two interactive graphs for you. The first, below, compares schools’ 2014 graduation rates for all students and subgroups of students, like those ...

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Adolescent depression, anxiety linked to insomnia

Depression and generalized anxiety disorder can predict insomnia, according to recent study findings published in Sleep Medicine.

“People with insomnia find it difficult to fall asleep or stay asleep for as long as they need to,” Pasquale K. Alvaro, a PhD student in the school of psychology at the University of Adelaide in Australia, said in a press release. “This is a widespread sleep disorder among the general public, and in most countries about 11% of teens aged 13 to 16 ...

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Time Spent in Sleep | Child Trends

The role of sleep in children’s development is incompletely understood. However, perceived inadequate or poor-quality sleep is associated with a number of emotional, behavioral, and health problems.[1]

Remarkably, although the physiological requirement for sleep is undisputed, there is little consensus on how much sleep children ...

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We are overmedicating America’s poorest kids – The Washington Post

In America, poverty is a disease that comes with a host of symptoms. If you’re poor, you’re more likely to suffer from diabetes or asthma. You’re also, apparently, more likely to be diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and dosed with a stimulant, even if you’re only 2 years old.

A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that thousands of children between the ages of 2 and 3 are being prescribed stimulants like Ritalin or Adderall for ...

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Children With Aspergers Signs and Symptoms

Every child with Asperger’s Syndrome is unique.  In fact, the severity of symptoms varies so much that Aspergers has been called a spectrum.  Think of a rainbow, and you will get a good idea of hos this works.  These children with a similar diagnosis of AS may have different phrases used to explain them such as low-functioning, or high-functioning, as well as autistic tendencies, and pervasive developmental problem. Children who are diagnosed as having high-functioning autism often share the same ...

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