ADHD: Do students affected need more services in school?
- October 28, 2010 11:56 AM |
- By POV
Schools in Canada's three most populous provinces received failing grades in a national report on how their special education systems recognize and support students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
The Centre for ADHD Advocacy Canada (CADDAC) released its report on inconsistencies across Canada in how students with ADHD are identified, understood and accommodated in school systems.
Schools systems in Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec earned grades of unsatisfactory/fail. School systems in these provinces bar students with ADHD from being recognized as students with a disability, which prevents them from accessing special education services unless they have a second learning disability or another diagnosed disorder.
These students won't receive special accommodations in how they are taught or evaluated.
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