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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
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
Prozac for Dyslexia, Anxiety, Depression, and How to Help a Teacher
Monday, September 12th, 2016 by 76Trombones
"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
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
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
"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
Javits, Special Ed, Dyslexic Advantage, the Brain, and More
Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 by 76Trombones
JAVITS FUNDING is not imperiled for 2017, according to the NAGC's Jane Clarenbach. She writes, "this is the first time in many years that the fate of the Javits program does not hang in the balance until the last possible moment in the appropriations process." That's go... Read more
Homework, ASD, Depression, Anxiety, Temple Grandin, and More
Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 by 76Trombones
DO YOUR HOMEWORK ON HOMEWORK. Homework has no effect on younger students, and a "modest" effect on the academic achievement of older students. That's the starting point for a piece by educational researcher Daniel Willingham in The Washington Post. In the piece he notes... Read more
Gifted Ed, Anxlety, Labels, Depression, and More
Friday, July 8th, 2016 by 76Trombones
EDUCATION WEEK, in a blog, posting, offers "14 Things Gifted Students Want Teachers to Know." The posting is based on the personal experiences of a gifted advocate and his family. Example "I don't want to be singled out." Example "I need to know I'm gifte... Read more
ASD in College, False Claims on Treating ASD and ADHD, and More
Tuesday, June 14th, 2016 by 76Trombones
ASD IN COLLEGE. "Richard was one of the brightest kids in his high school class," starts a story produced by the Hechinger Report and featured at the site of Disability Scoop. The story focuses on the challenges faced by college students on the spectrum, no matter how s... Read more
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