In the 1950s, about half of blind children learned to read Braille, according to the National Federation of the Blind. Today, that number is just 10 percent. Yet 80 percent of blind people who are employed know Braille. Those numbers don’t tell the whole story, as definitions and health outcomes have evolved over the years. But the trend they suggest is real, the researchers say.
From Understanding Executive Functioning, Part 1: "It is unknown just how many children have difficulty with executive function skills but research has shown that executive function deficits are common among children with diagnoses such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), autism, specific language impairments (SLI), and hearing impairments."
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Brian wants to go to photography camp by himself, he excitedly explains on the day of his photo shoot. This is a big deal for the teen, who has autism. With a camera hung around his neck, he takes in the sights at the Newseum in downtown Washington, D.C. A giant screen shows a looping video; a news helicopter is suspended from the ceiling. Brian lifts his…