A sad finding–new research shows that therapy for teens who may be ‘suicidal’ may not be effective.

I wish it were otherwise….It got me thinking.

What else is being recommended that is not effective? or for which a research basis is weak? While very few recommendations for therapy are a matter of life and death–as is this service–one is left to wonder about the research base for much of what is pushed by folks…

About Miriam

Miriam Kurtzig Freedman, JD, MA—an expert in public education, focused on special education law— is a lawyer, author, speaker, consultant, and reformer. For more than 35 years, Miriam worked with educators, parents, policy makers, and citizens to translate complex legalese into plain English and focus on good practices for children. Now, she focuses her passion on reforming special education, with her new book, Special Education 2.0—Breaking Taboos to Build a NEW Education Law. Presentations include those at the AASA Conference, Orange County (CA), Boston College (MA), CADRE (OR), and the Fordham Institute (DC). Her writings have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Education Week, Education Next, Hoover Digest, The University of Chicago Law Review on line, DianeRavitch.net, and The Atlantic Monthly on line.

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