asbergers Articles
Dyslexia, Advocacy Opportunity, PD, and More
Thursday, August 17th, 2017 by 76Trombones
REMEMBER MEL BROOKS He married Ann Bancroft, and they had four children. One of them, Max, is dyslexic. Here's part of what Max, age 45 and a dad, says about his dyslexia when he was growing up "Dyslexia in the late '70s, 1980s was unheard of. Dyslexia they didn't even call ... Read more
Neuromyths, Back to School, Mental Health Programs, and More
Monday, August 14th, 2017 by 76Trombones
NEUROMYTHS. A survey has shown that many educators, and even those with neuroscience training, believe in neuromyths -- common misconceptions about the brain and learning, and that that neuromyth beliefs are remarkably prevalent. One example of a neuromyth that kiddos with dyslex... Read more
Anxiety, Genetics/Environment, Items from SENG, and More
Thursday, August 10th, 2017 by 76Trombones
STRESS AND ANXIETY. A psychologist from Boys Town writes in The Washington Post about stress and anxiety in teens, and what parents can do to help. Basic steps include looking for signs; letting kids know it's okay to feel upset; and having more family time. Read more. Separately... Read more
Laugh and/or Cry, Become an Assistant Head of School, See Us Live-streamed, and More
Monday, August 7th, 2017 by 76Trombones
PARENTS, YOU'RE NOT ALONE. You know that from this site and others. But if you want to read what other parents hear about their kiddos and then either laugh or cry, check out the site of Romper. A mom of a 2e kiddo put together a page called "10 Special Needs Moms Share the ... Read more
Thoughts from SENG
Sunday, August 6th, 2017 by 76Trombones
The annual conference of SENG, Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted, is just over. We spent several days there covering sessions and keeping a presence in the exhibit area there in the Marriott Chicago hotel of Naperville. The program included lots of good speakers, some of w... Read more
Conferences, Resources, and Stuff from Other Blogs and Sites
Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 by 76Trombones
CONFERENCESThe 2e Center for Research and Professional Development at Bridges Academy has released more information about its October symposium, "Vision and Leadership in 2e Education," to be held in Los Angeles. The event is intended for just about anyone in the 2e com... Read more
SENG Conference, Ed Tech, Strength-based Parenting, More
Monday, July 31st, 2017 by 76Trombones
SENG. The annual conference of the organization Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted begins later this week in Naperville, Illinois. For members of the 2e community, the SENG conference is a great place to learn about gifted and 2e issues and to meet parents, educators, and c... Read more
"Giftedness," Homeschooling, Curiosity, and More
Thursday, July 27th, 2017 by 76Trombones
GIFTED CHALLENGES. In this blog, psychologist Gail Post offers "six reasons to stop treating gifted kids as 'special.'" For example it can make love seem conditional on achievement. She writes about what "special" really means, and notes how the "special&... Read more
High Cognition, Depression, Research, Stress, More
Monday, July 24th, 2017 by 76Trombones
HIGH COGNITION According to Curious Mind Magazine, those who are highly intelligent might be night owls, live in organized chaos, and swear more than other people -- in other words, they can be "messy, profane night owls." The magazine cites research for each of these t... Read more
Parenting, Panic, Emotional Development, Depression, and More
Thursday, July 20th, 2017 by 76Trombones
PARENTS OF GIFTED KIDDOS will likely appreciate an article from The Washington Post in which a mom who doesn't like the "gifted" label describes some of the conundrums we encounter with high-ability young people -- the intensity, early cognitive development, asynchronou... Read more
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