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little boy resting head on dad's shoulder

April is National Autism Awareness Month, a fitting time to think about the growing need for concern and awareness about autism.

Child daydreaming and distracted

Is your child in constant motion? Does he or she talk incessantly? Or have trouble focusing and prefer to daydream?

Then your child may have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD.

Author: Jo-Ellen Tannenbaum
Many educators have come to recognize that alternative assessments are an important means of gaining a dynamic picture of students' academic and linguistic development.
What Is Early Intervention?
Early intervention applies to children of school age or younger who are discovered to have or be at risk of developing a handicapping condition or other special need that may affect their development. Early intervention consists in the provision of services such children and their families for the purpose of lessening the effects of the condition. Early intervention can be remedial or preventive in nature--remediating existing developmental problems or preventing their occurrence.