Specific Disabilities

En español | In Spanish NICHCY offers brief, but detailed fact sheets on specific disabilities. Each fact sheet defines the disability, describes its characteristics, offers tips for parents and teachers, and connects you with related information and organizations with special expertise in that disability. Don't see the disability you were looking for listed below? Try our suggestions page. _____________________ Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity … [Read more...]

Other Health Impairment

NICHCY Disability Fact Sheet 15 (FS15) Updated August 2012PDF versionEn español | In Spanish“Other Health Impairment” is one of the 14 categories of disability listed in our nation’s special education law, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Under IDEA, a child who has an “other health impairment” is very likely to be eligible for special services to help the child address his or her educational, developmental, and functional … [Read more...]

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD)

Disability Fact Sheet 19 (FS19) Updated February 2013 PDF version En español | In Spanish __________________________________________________________ Marios's Story What is AD/HD? How common is AD/HD? What are the signs? How do you know if a child has AD/HD? What about treatment? What about school? Tips for parents Tips for teachers Additional resources   Mario's Story Mario is 10 years … [Read more...]

Connecting with the Expertise of Special Education

Updated July 2012 Links checked, January 2013 Special educators have a tremendous amount of expertise to share, especially about individualizing instruction for students with specific kinds of disabilities and taking into account each child's special needs. Take advantage of the knowledge base that's built up over years of providing special education services to children with disabilities, starting with the section below on Special Education Websites. … [Read more...]

Behavior at School

November 2009 Links updated, May 2013 Behavior at school. What a gigantic topic, for families and schools alike. NICHCY is pleased to connect you with resources for helping children with disabilities with respect to behavior at school. School presents a unique challenge for children with behavior issues. Teachers need tools to use to help provide support and guidance.  Administrators need methods for creating a positive learning atmosphere … [Read more...]

Research-Based Resources on Specific Disabilities

Resources updated March 2013 Authors Dr. Barbara Smith & Kyrie Dragoo Research Analysts, NICHCY Here's a multitude of educational research connections you might find useful as you plan and deliver services to children with disabilities: Disability research, in general Research on AD/HD Research on Autism Research on Emotional/Behavioral Disturbance Research on Intellectual Disabilities Research on Learning Disabilities  Back … [Read more...]

Cognitive and Behavioral Treatment of Impulsivity in Children: A Meta-Analytic Review of the Outcome Literature

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 10 describes the following: Title | Cognitive and Behavioral Treatment of Impulsivity in Children: A Meta-Analytic Review of the Outcome Literature Author | Baer, R.A., & Nietzel, M.T. Source | Journal of Clinical Child Psychology, 20(4), 400-412. Year Published | 1991 Abstract Reviewed 36 outcomes studies that used cognitive and/pr behavioral treatment to reduce impulsivity in children. Treatments … [Read more...]

Cognitive Behavior Modification of Hyperactivity-Impulsivity and Aggression: A Meta-Analysis of School-Based Studies

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 59 describes the following: Title | Cognitive Behavior Modification of Hyperactivity-Impulsivity and Aggression: A Meta-Analysis of School-Based Studies Authors | Robinson, R.T., Smith, S.W., & Brownell, M.T. Source | Journal of Educational Psychology, 91(2), 195-203. Year Published | 1999 Abstract Cognitive behavior modification (CBM)* has been used for the past 25 years to mitigate maladaptive behaviors … [Read more...]

A Meta-Analysis of Interventions to Decrease Disruptive Classroom Behavior in Public Education Settings

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 61 describes the following: Title | A Meta-Analysis of Interventions to Decrease Disruptive Classroom Behavior in Public Education Settings Authors | Stage, S.A., & Quiroz, D.R. Source | School Psychology Review, 26(3), 333-68. Year Published | 1997 Abstract Describes a meta-analysis* of 99 studies that used interventions to decrease disruptive classroom behavior in public education settings. Overall, … [Read more...]

The Effects of School-Based Interventions for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Meta-Analysis

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 2 describes the following: Title | The Effects of School-Based Interventions for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Meta-Analysis Authors | DuPaul, G.J., & Eckert, T.L. Source | School Psychology Review, 26, 5-27. Year Published | 1997 Abstract A meta-analysis examining effects of school-based interventions for children and adolescents with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) was … [Read more...]

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