New research suggests that due to parental pressure, kids are being misdiagnosed and over-diagnosed with special education needs.
Pushy parents causing children to be misdiagnosed with special needs, research suggests
Children are being misdiagnosed with special educational needs (SEN) due to pressure from pushy parents, new research suggests. According to teachers, some parents want their children to be labelled as having learning difficulties such as dyslexia or attention deficit disorder (ADD), even if they do not have them, so that they receive more help and attention in the classroom and during exams. As a result, pupils with genuine needs are being overlooked, the researchers for the GL Assessment report found.
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