Another reminder that age does matter in school

A new study from Iceland, reported in Medpage TODAY confirms results that we’ve seen in North American studies showing that younger children in the class are more often diagnosed with ADHD and also prescribed medication.  Apparently their academic skills also show delays that are not seen in their older classmates, and the effect maintains itself until middle school years.  The question of when a child should start school, as well as consideration of age when looking at behavioural and academic issues are raised.

2 Responses to “Another reminder that age does matter in school”

  1. 1 Joseph S November 19, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    Anyone for staggered school entry? Or semesters rather than years?

  2. 2 school psychology career November 23, 2012 at 6:30 am

    It is common nowadays that age also affects the performance of the student in the class.. so i want to ask can’t we make any education program or anything like that, which guides these students in special manner to enhance their performance???

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