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Depression, OCD, a Ted Talk, and More
Monday, November 28th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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STARTING ON A HAPPY NOTE, we have three items on depression, a frequent bug-a-boo to 2e kiddosMental disorders and physical diseases frequently go hand in hand. For the first time, psychologists have identified temporal patterns in young people arthritis and diseases of the diges... Read more
NAGC, Anxiety, ASD, Some Events, and More
Friday, November 11th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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NAGC. We attended NAGC's annual convention, this one at Disney World last week. Watch for coverage of 2e-related sessions in the upcoming NovemberDecember issue of 2e Newsletter. NAGC has introduced a new strategic framework, announced at the convention, centered on Minds, Polici... Read more
First-person Story, Sports and Autism, SCOTUS and LDs, and More
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 by 76Trombones
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THIS WILL RESONATE. An article from The Hechinger Report, an education newsletter, is a first-person account by a high school junior of his school experiences. The line that hooks "I spend half my days in accelerated classes and the other half in special ed." Find the a... Read more
Mental Health in Kids, Grade-skipping, "Gifted," and More
Thursday, October 20th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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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
Special Ed, Cursive, ADHD, and More
Thursday, October 6th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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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
Giftedness and Achievement, Holding Down the Special Ed Budget, and More
Monday, September 26th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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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
Prozac for Dyslexia, Anxiety, Depression, and How to Help a Teacher
Monday, September 12th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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"READING" DRUG A team of researchers that included Sally Shaywitz of Yale University conducted a study to see whether the drug atomoxetine affects components of dyslexia in children, including decoding and vocabulary. Children receiving the drug showed significant impro... Read more
2016 Davidson Fellows, IDEA and Online Education, and More
Monday, August 15th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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DAVIDSON FELLOWS ANNOUNCED. The Davidson Institute for Talent Development has announced the 2016 Davidson Fellow scholarship recipients. Recipients were selected based on their engagement in projects that have great potential to benefit society. According to the Institute, it has... Read more
Fed Help for ADHD, Non-academic Skills, Kid POV Podcast, and More
Thursday, July 28th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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U.S. D.O.E ADDRESSES ADHD. According to the Los Angeles Times, the United States Department of Education has issued guidelines for schools regarding their responsibilities for students with ADHD. Evidently "schools must obey existing civil rights law to identify students wit... Read more
Dealing with Being Different, Some Upcoming Events, and More
Monday, July 25th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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"FINDING DORY" RESONATING. We've read several accounts of how the "Finding Dory" sequel resonates with viewers who have "challenges." Sunday we found one by a writer with dyslexia, who shares his appreciation and his own story. From his piece "M... Read more
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