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Treating Patients With Learning Disabilities

Donna Lehr, PhD1; Jennifer Greif Green, PhD1; Nancy Harayama, EdD1
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1School of Education, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
JAMA. 2014;311(7):738-739. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.284324.
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To the Editor Ms Rossignol and Dr Paasche-Orlow1 described legislation related to educational services for individuals with disabilities and recommended accommodations for use by physicians. In addition to a number of inaccuracies (eg, the comprehensive federal Special Education law was passed in 1975, not 1990; the Individual Education Program [IEP] provides more than just accommodations2), we have concerns about the recommendations provided.


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February 19, 2014
Lisa N. Rossignol, MA; Michael K. Paasche-Orlow, MD, MPH, MA
1Sociology of Medicine, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
2Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts
JAMA. 2014;311(7):739. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.284336.
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