adhd Articles
Mental Health in Kids, Grade-skipping, "Gifted," and More
Thursday, October 20th, 2016 by 76Trombones
MENTAL HEALTH is an important component of twice exceptionality. Some of our 2e kiddos have a disorder by definition, with conditions such as ADHD. Now Atlantic Online says that in the U.S. there are "more than 17 million young people who meet criteria for disorders that aff... Read more
Portland Followup, OCD, Scholarship, Advocacy, More
Monday, October 17th, 2016 by 76Trombones
PORTLAND FOLLOW-UP. Officials in the Portland, Oregon, public school district have acknowledged the "appearance of an impermissible reliance on consideration of a disabling condition" in considering students for entry to its gifted program." As you might remember, ... Read more
Mental Health, Little Blue Pills, High-Stakes Testing, and More
Thursday, October 13th, 2016 by 76Trombones
A CAUTIONARY TALE OF ADDERALL appears in The New York Times Magazine. A young adult weaves her own experiences with the drug together with research on Adderall's effects and a history of its development and marketing. The writer describes the effects on her life of unprescribed a... Read more
Special Ed, Cursive, ADHD, and More
Thursday, October 6th, 2016 by 76Trombones
TEXAS, THE FEDS, & SPECIAL ED. The U.S. Department of Education is coming down on the state of Texas for its alleged capping of special ed services at a percentage of students significantly less than other states serve -- 8.5 percent versus a national average of about 13 perc... Read more
IDEA and FAPE, Hypertension and Cognition, ADHD, and More
Monday, October 3rd, 2016 by 76Trombones
SCOTUS, IDEA, AND FAPE. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case where the issue is how much of an educational benefit schools must confer for students protected by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. What is a free and appropriate public education for these students ... Read more
LDs in College, Dyslexia Research, Child Psychiatry, and More
Thursday, September 29th, 2016 by 76Trombones
THE ATLANTIC has published an article with the title "The Road to Higher Education With an 'Invisible Disability,'" and it offers good perspective on going to college with an LD. Also embedded in the article a couple resources for college-bound students with LDs, along ... Read more
Giftedness and Achievement, Holding Down the Special Ed Budget, and More
Monday, September 26th, 2016 by 76Trombones
GIFTED, NOT NECESSARILY HIGH-ACHIEVING. A writer at the Midland Texas Reporter-Telegram notes that gifted might not equate to high achievement or high performance. The writer, a GT specialist and district GT coordinator, notes characteristics of gifted young people and then expla... Read more
ADHD Nation, Dyslexia and Strattera, Growth Mindset, More
Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 by 76Trombones
ADHD NATION is the title of a new book on the "American epidemic" of the disorder, which examines the high rate of overdiagnosis and consequent medication in the U.S. The author, Alan Schwarz, along with experts Dr. Lawrence Diller and Dr. Ned Hallowell, were guests on ... Read more
Jay Leno and Dyslexia, NAGC/Fordham Venture, Events, and More
Thursday, September 8th, 2016 by 76Trombones
HAS JAY LENO EVER CALLED YOUR HOUSE No Maybe that's because your bright but dyslexic son never solicited Leno, along with other successful dyslexics, for advice to students with dyslexia. A writer in The New York Times recounts the events leading up to the call, and lists some of... Read more
ADHD, Back to School or College, SENG Webinar, and More
Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 by 76Trombones
BRAIN, BODY. Recent research indicates that the genes involved in conditions such as ASD, ADHD, major depression, and other neurodevelopmental disorders are also associated with physical disorders. From the study write-up "Of the 208 individual neurodevelopmental disorder ri... Read more
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