asbergers Articles
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
2e-Friendly School, Back to School, 2e the Move, and More
Monday, July 18th, 2016 by 76Trombones
NEW 2e-FRIENDLY SCHOOL GETS PRESS. FlexSchool's second location, in New Haven, Connecticut, made the New Haven Register this morning. The newspaper noted the nature of the school's target audience and quoted founding head of school Heidi Molbak on the school's educational practic... Read more
Education, Schools, Screen Time, More
Thursday, July 14th, 2016 by 76Trombones
A 2e-FRIENDLY SCHOOL in Reston, Virginia, is apparently in financial trouble a year after opening. According to a news report, financial mismanagement has put School for Tomorrow in jeopardy of failing. The school's community is looking for a way to raise money andor attract enou... 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
2e-Friendly Schools, OCD, ADHD, More
Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 by 76Trombones
2e-FRIENDLY SCHOOL IN AUSTIN. A parent in Austin, Texas, contacted us to let us know about Ko School and Incubator. The parent wrote, "In one short year, my son went from barely surviving to thriving. While Ko School does not exclusively cater to 2e students, the small, mult... Read more
Dyslexia Screening, "Being You," 2e in Australia, More
Thursday, June 30th, 2016 by 76Trombones
MISSOURI TO SCREEN FOR DYSLEXIA. The state of Missouri has enacted legislation requiring that public school students be screened for dyslexia, and that teachers receive training on dyslexia. An article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch credits the advocacy group Decoding Dyslexia fo... Read more
Overlooking Gifted Abilities, Parenting Teens, Podcasts, and More
Monday, June 27th, 2016 by 76Trombones
A PSYCHOLOGIST from the Philadelphia area has a blog named "Gifted Challenges." A recent posting explores what happens when a gifted child's abilities are overlooked, say through mis-identification or through twice exceptionality. She offers five consequences of this si... Read more
Google Glass and ASD, Summer, ADHD Stuff, and More
Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 by 76Trombones
GOOGLE GLASS AND AUTISM. Stanford University has developed an experimental application for Google Glass, one that helps children with autism interpret what others' faces mean, in real time. The children involved in the project use the device and application for three 20-minute se... Read more
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