adhd Articles
Gifted Ed, Eating, Sleeping, Underachieving, and More
Friday, February 27th, 2015 by 76Trombones
COMMON CORE AND GIFTED ED. Evidently some states and schools districts are using the supposed rigor of the standards or the cost to implement them as an excuse for cutting gifted programs. An article at THE Journal describes a Fordham Institute study describes this trend and offe... Read more
Autism, Boys, Brains, Sleep, More
Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 by 76Trombones
UNDERSTANDING AUTISM is the title of an article at, and it does a good job of characterizing some of the traits and myths that adhere to the "autism" label. The author covers the "savant" misconception, for example, but also notes, "Autis... Read more
Adolescence, Code Words, ADHD, More
Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 by 76Trombones
TEEN RISK NOT THE PFC Many professionals blame teen risk-taking and lack of planning on an immature prefrontal cortex PFC. Recent research from the University of Pittsburgh suggests that "the teen prefrontal cortex is not much different than in the adult, but it can be easil... Read more
ADHD Meds, Sleep, Nutrition, Bad Nutrition, Good Books, and More
Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 by 76Trombones
ADHD DRUGS AND THE BRAIN. Are stimulant ADHD meds "neuroprotective" Do they "normalize" the brain so that over time the minds of ADHDers work like neurotypical minds Some doctors now say so; others are skeptical. If ADHD is an issue with your 2e child, this di... Read more
Teens, Perfectionists, Dyslexia, Pesticides, and More
Friday, January 30th, 2015 by 76Trombones
GOT A TEEN You might want to read the advice from the author of The Teenage Brain, written by the chair of the Department of Neurology at an East Coast med school. She offers her advice on topics such as predisposition to addiction, drinking, marijuana, and the search for constan... Read more
Misdiagnosis, ADHD, Testing, Mindfulness, More
Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 by 76Trombones
SOME PERSPECTIVE on creativity, giftedness, and mental health is provided by a blogger at PsychCentral, who points to writings by creative people with mental health issues. The blogger touches on "giftedness misunderstood," where aspects of giftedness might be pathologi... Read more
Myths (Again), Rebranding Bedtime, Being Dweckian, More
Monday, January 19th, 2015 by 76Trombones
ON A ROLL WITH MYTHS. Over the past month we've posted items debunking dyslexia myths, gifted myths, and gifted ed myths. Now at the site of the Dana Foundation is a briefing paper titled "When the Myth Is the Message Neuromyths and Education." Four myths are addressed,... Read more
2e: The Movie, Anxiety, Depression, More
Friday, January 9th, 2015 by 76Trombones
"2e TWICE EXCEPTIONAL" -- THE MOVIE True. Filmmaker Tom Ropelewski has finished his documentary, which will have its world premier at the Richmond International Film Festival, Richmond, Virginia, on February 28. Ropelewski followed members of the Class of 2011 at Bridge... Read more
Dyslexia Myths, Homeschool Regulation, More
Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 by 76Trombones
DYSLEXIA MYTHS. A doctoral student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education has posted a blog entry at the Huffington Post debunking four myths about dyslexia -- for example, that dyslexia is a "phase" that children grow out of. One of the myths the writer takes on, ... Read more
ADHD - Market Challenge - Unknown Etiology
Saturday, January 3rd, 2015 by BOB FIDDAMAN
A market report carried out byTechNavioanalysts predict thatthe Global ADHD Drugs market will grow at a rate of 5.33 percent over the period 2013-2018.The 80 page report, if you are financially well off, costs a staggering2,500 to purchase. The report covers...The present scenari... Read more
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