Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Youth Disabilities Shift From Physical to Mental, Testing Resources

By Nirvi Shah from On Special Education

Unprecedented numbers of American children are being identified with special medical and educational needs, and over the past several decades, the types of predominant childhood disabilities have shifted from physical disorders to mental health disorders, according to the latest edition of the Future of Children, a publication from the Brookings Institution and Princeton University.

The new report says that ADHD is about three times more likely than asthma to contribute to reported childhood disability.

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