adhd Articles
Another Step Forward, Common Core, ADHD, and Name that Book!
Friday, March 27th, 2015 by 76Trombones
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ONE MORE STEP FORWARD. Every news article about twice exceptionality is a step forward for the 2e community, and the latest article appears at the site Science 2.0, explaining to readers that yes, you can be gifted and LD at the same time. The article says "current U.S. rese... Read more
Growing Up Gifted, Fish Oil, Antipsychotics, More
Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 by 76Trombones
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HORRIBLE TO GROW UP GIFTED Some people think so, evidently. The site Business Insider collected comments from a unapproved link thread on whether being labeled gifted helped or harmed. Business Insider lists 20 reasons thread contributors were not pleased with the label. Find the reasons,... Read more
2e Myths, Brain Scans, Medical Education for All, and More
Friday, March 20th, 2015 by 76Trombones
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2e LEARNERS is the name of a website for parents and educators in the Baltimore, Maryland, area. The organizer of the site has posted a number of articles recently that are of interest to the 2e community in general, not just to those crabcake-loving Easterners. For example, educ... Read more
Teaching the Twice Exceptional, Some Newsletters, Free Webinar, More
Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 by 76Trombones
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IT'S BRAIN AWARENESS WEEK, March 16-22, and you can find your gateway to events highlighting brain research at the site of the Dana Foundation. Go there. READING ROCKETS, a few years ago, produced a program called "A Chance to Read Twice Exceptional." About 10 minutes o... Read more
Aspie Enterpreneur, Overvalued Kids, Severe Media Control
Thursday, March 12th, 2015 by 76Trombones
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"COMING OUT" WITH ASPERGER'S. A California entrepreneur, already wealthy, was first diagnosed at age 38 with Asperger's by a therapist who evidently took all of 30 minutes to make the diagnosis. He knew he was unusual; so did his friends. But after he got the label he s... Read more
2e Explosion, ADHD, Anxiety, Testing, More
Thursday, March 5th, 2015 by 76Trombones
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COMING OUT OF THE WOODWORK is how Mike Postma describes the increase in the number of 2e kids in the 21st century. Writing in the SENG Vine Newsletter, Postma provides his own several-decade perspective as GT educator and offers several possible reasons for the apparent populatio... Read more
Gifted Ed, Eating, Sleeping, Underachieving, and More
Friday, February 27th, 2015 by 76Trombones
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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
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UNDERSTANDING AUTISM is the title of an article at MedicalDaily.com, 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
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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
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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
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