Studies: Early behavioral problems don't imperil academic careers

11/13/2007 |

Kindergartners with behavioral problems do as well academically in elementary school as their peers and the brains of children with attention-deficit disorders develop normally but just more slowly than those of their peers, according to two new studies published today in separate journals. "I think these may become landmark findings, forcing us to ask whether these acting-out kinds of problems are secondary to the inappropriate maturity expectations that some educators place on young children as soon as they enter classrooms," said Sharon Landesman Ramey, Georgetown University Center on Health and Education director, who was not involved with either study.

View Full Article in:

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Education

Job Title Company Location
School District of Philadelphia - Director, Observation and Feedback Coaches Program
School District of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA
Research Scientist
Portland, OR
Instructional Designer, ESL
Imagine Learning, Inc.
Provo, UT
Account Executive, National Accounts
Nationwide, SL_Nationwide
Instructional Specialist
Community Training and Assistance Center
Richmond, VA