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About one in five children have learning and attention issues such as dyslexia, which is one of the most common learning disabilities in the country.
By the time Joey Harrington was in kindergarten, his mother, Kathy, realized that he was struggling with reading and writing. While his teacher at Wallkill Central School District said he would outgrow it, his reading scores kept going down. He was not identified as a child with special needs until five years later.
“I got so frustrated. I knew something was wrong,” Harrington recalled of the troubled journey that her family has gone through.
Even though Joey continued falling behind in reading and experiencing meltdowns, the school never evaluated him further, said Harrington. After the family had paid $2,600 for a private psychological evaluation, the district finally identified him as a special needs student when he was in fifth grade. The results showed he has dyslexia with language and learning disorders.
According to some experts, your child's IQ can help determine their future success, but other researchers say there's one more test that may be a better predictor.
Getting good grades is one way to pave a successful path for your child's future; however, some experts say your child’s success may be based another type of intelligence -- emotional intelligence.
Measuring how quickly a child's brain processes sounds might help identify the severity of autism, according to a new study.
Observing children's brainwaves may also allow identification of autism earlier than is currently possible, the study authors reported.
L to R: Dr. Juliana Bates, recipient of GRASP's 2015 Honoree for Contributions to the Autism Community; Dr. Rivera, Director of Learning Insights; Ms. Kate Palmer, Executive Director, Global and Regional Aspergers Syndrome Partnership (GRASP), June 2015.