Could neuroscience improve instruction for students with disabilities?

An analysis highlights the potential of neuroscience to improve the teaching of students with disabilities. For example, brain-imaging technology could be used to help distinguish between dyslexia, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and other cognitive impairments among students, helping teachers determine which strategies to use to meet their needs. In addition, "bio-markers" seen through brain imaging could identify the conditions even before behavioral symptoms are present, though early diagnoses could lead to discrimination, the researchers found.

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