The federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality estimated in 2002 that communication disorders cost the United States between and 4 billion annually in lost productivity and money spent on medical care, special education , and remediation.
Speech and language pathologists and neurologists (doctors who specialize in the brain and nervous system) have known for about 100 years that certain areas in the left hemisphere of the brain—Broca's area in the posterior frontal lobe and Wernicke's area in the temporal lobe—are centrally involved in language functions.
Some possible ideas to try out in this situation include the following: 1.
With the invention of new technologies, including computed tomography (CT) scans and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), several studies have looked at the language development in very young children with lesions in the traditional language areas of the brain.
There is surprising agreement among the studies in their results: all find initial delays in language development followed by remarkably similar progress after about age two to three years.
Similarly, the recent reauthorization of IDEA, with its requirements for functional assessments, should increase the frequency with which classroom-based behavioral interventions are considered for these students.
Classroom interventions for the student with ADHD should be based upon a solid foundation of general behavior intervention principles.
While students with ADHD do have a core of common problems, this group is fairly heterogeneous.
Children with attention deficit disorder and/or learning disabilities can be a challenge for any classroom teacher.These plans are designed to ensure that the student with ADHD is provided a free and appropriate education.Among the recommended components of these plans are a variety of classroom interventions (including behavior management), with a special emphasis on environmental modifications.Lasting deficits have not been noticed in these children.Surprisingly, there are also no dramatic effects of laterality; lesions to either side of the brain seem to produce virtually the same effects. Specific approval from students, parents, or guardians is not required before transferring those records.(c) The Texas Education Agency and the Texas Department of Health shall develop the form for a required annual report of the immunization status of students. The advisory committee must include at least two members who are parents of students at public schools in this state.(c) A school district, with the written consent of the agency, may provide the information required by this section to its students and their parents by a method different from the method prescribed by the agency under Subsection (a) if the agency determines that method would be effective in bringing the information to the attention of the parents of each student.