asbergers Articles
"Gifted," ASD, Processing Speed, and More
Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 by 76Trombones
GIFTED, the movie, sparked a conversation in the Toronto Star. First, a mathematics professor wrote an opinion piece taking umbrage at the Hollywood emphasis on nature rather than nurture in giftedness. In describing the development of himself and other exceptional students, he s... Read more
Accommodation and Self-Advocacy, Depression, ASD, Law and Policy, More
Monday, June 19th, 2017 by 76Trombones
STANDARD TEST ACCOMMODATIONS. In The Hechinger Report, a young man writes about being refused extra time in a state test that is the gateway to a prestigious scholarship competition. He is multi-exceptional, and makes exceptional use of analogies and metaphors in his arguments fo... Read more
ADHD Diagnosis Rate, ASD in the Classroom, a Teacher's POV, and More
Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 by 76Trombones
ADHD DIAGNOSES, MEDS. In 2011 the American Academy of Pediatrics issued new guidelines for diagnosing and treating ADHD. Since then, according to a recent research update from the AAP, both the rate of diagnosis and the use of stimulant meds have remained constant. Find AAP's res... Read more
2e Stories, Anxiety, James T. Webb Interview, Attention, and More
Monday, June 12th, 2017 by 76Trombones
DON'T FEEL BAD if you had trouble figuring out what was going on with your 2e kiddo before you knew he was twice-exceptional. At the Huffington Post you can read about a family in which the two parents have a combined three advanced degrees in education -- but who went through th... Read more
2e IEP, Anxiety, Resources/Events, Puberty, and More
Thursday, June 8th, 2017 by 76Trombones
UNDERSTOOD, in its "My Parent Journey" feature, has a blog post from a dad describing how his family was able to get, over the years, an IEP that worked both for his 2e son's learning challenges as well as for his giftedness. The story is interesting in that it wasn't u... Read more
Conference, Aspie Comedian, Dogs and Reading, and More
Monday, June 5th, 2017 by 76Trombones
22nd BIENNIAL WORLD CONFERENCE. The program for this event, to be held July 20-23 in Sydney, Australia, is online at the conference site. A quick scan indicates that there are 10 sessions or events with "twice-exceptional" in the title, including a keynote by Karen Roge... Read more
Diagnosing 2e; Homeschoolers as "Missing Voices"; Survey Opportunities; and More
Friday, June 2nd, 2017 by 76Trombones
PSYCHOLOGIST DEVON MACEACHRON specializes in twice exceptionality, and she has written an insightful blog posting on the topic of giftedness and dyslexia. The posting, however, applies to other "e's" beside dyslexia and brings some clarity to how learning disabilities s... Read more
Readings, Research, and Research Participation Opportunities
Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 by 76Trombones
TODAY'S BLOG features readings from organizations we cover often, such as Undestood and the Child Mind Institute; recent research results of possible interest to the 2e community; and a couple research participation opportunities SENG offers, from its archives, an article titled ... Read more
Dyslexia, Processing Speed, Reading, Education Policy, and More
Friday, May 26th, 2017 by 76Trombones
MYYOUNGERSELF. We've mentioned the Child Mind Institute campaign in May in which prominent individuals with LDs or mental health issues give advice on those issues, as if to their "younger selves." Understood describes fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger's advice, based on ... Read more
Education Budget, Resources, and "Most Likely Not to Pay Attention"
Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 by 76Trombones
K-12 EDUCATION BUDGET. In our previous blog posting, we pointed to aWashington Poststory about the potential impact on education stemming from budget changes for 2018. ThePosthas issued a follow-up, claiming that the administration is proposing to eliminate "Mental health se... Read more
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