adhd Articles
Cool Writing about 2e, 2e and Human Rights, and More
Thursday, April 28th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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2e ESSAY. A writer who crafts poetry, fiction, and essays has a piece at the site of ADDitude, where she describes how she -- like most parents of kids with challenges -- was torn between wanting to help and letting her 2e son learn on his own to "keep his head above water.&... Read more
Autism, Some Interesting Ideas, a Couple More Summer Camps, and More
Monday, April 25th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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AUTISM WHAT WE KNOW. We know that children on the spectrum might not "read" emotions well, and researchers at the University of Vermont think one reason might be that those kids focus on a speaker's mouth rather than the eyes -- especially when emotion in involved in a ... Read more
Psychiatry Going All Monty Python!
Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 by BOB FIDDAMAN
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It's been a strange week, for me at least. First, my beloved Aston Villa were relegated from the Premier League into the Championship I was going to write my thoughts on it but so many have already done that, besides I've become disillusioned with modern day football over the yea... Read more
A Must-read, Anxiety, and Lots of Brain Stuff
Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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MUST-READ. The Washington Post's "Answer Sheet" column features a 47yo educator who provides a great first-person account of what it was like for him to grow up on the spectrum -- early diagnoses of intellectual disability, then of severe learning disability; bullying a... Read more
Ed Amend Interview, Depression, Anxiety, Foot Massage, and More
Thursday, April 14th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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ED AMEND IN PSYCHOLOGY TODAY. Kentucky psychologist Ed Amend, who does lots of work with gifted and twice-exceptional children, did a Psychology Today interview that was posted on April 10. In it, Amend offers his perspectives on giftedness and ADHD, giftedness and Asperger's, gi... Read more
Activism, ADHD, Anxiety, and More
Thursday, April 7th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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RAISING LD AWARENESS IN COLLEGE. A Gonzaga University sophomore who is a special education major has been recognized for her advocacy by Campus Compact. That group's Newman Civic Fellows Award award honors undergraduate and graduate students who take action in pursuit of long-ter... Read more
ADHD, ASD, Dyslexia, and More
Monday, April 4th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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AUTISM. Medical News Today reports that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control CDC currently estimate the prevalence of autism in schoolchildren at 1 in 68, unchanged from the previous estimate in 2014. The article also says, "However, it is too soon to know whether ASD preval... Read more
Parent Support Groups, Acceleration Conference, Astrology, and More
Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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PARENTS' RESOURCE NEARIN NYC. Twice-Exceptional Children's Advocacy TECA is offering two parent support groups for parents of 2e kiddos. One is a formal monthly group with a maximum of 16 participants where parents are expected to attend all seven sessions. The other is a "d... Read more
A Personal Story, Genetics, Depression, and More
Friday, March 25th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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A PHYSICIST AND DAD of a 2e son writes at Science 2.0 about his son's situation. There's lots of rational material in the essay, and ruminating over concepts like "critical phenomena" as it might apply to ADHD. But there are also the gut-level reactions that us ordinary... Read more
Conferences, AT, Evaluations, and More
Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016 by 76Trombones
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ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY. New Yorker Jenn Choi provides some useful leads for technology in an article at her site Toys Are Tools. The article, titled "Technology, 2e Kids, and the Pursuit of Happiness," gives her choices for tools that help with reading and writing. She al... Read more
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