asbergers Articles
SPD, Gifted with ASD, Special Needs & Military Families, and More
Saturday, April 29th, 2017 by 76Trombones
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IS SPD REAL That's the question that Slate takes on in a recent article. Why does that question matter According to Slate, "It matters because tens of thousands of parents are convinced that their childrens behavioral issues are the result of sensory processing difficulties.... Read more
Neurotypical and Not, Test Stress, Julia, Teaching the Gifted, and More
Thursday, April 27th, 2017 by 76Trombones
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MORE ON ENDREW F. Writing at Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, an education advocate takes a different view of the recent Supreme Court decision that a FAPE must be more than "de minimis." The advocate writes, "Under the de minimis standard, there was almost n... Read more
More Endrew F, Sit Still, Gifted Funding, More
Saturday, March 25th, 2017 by 76Trombones
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WRIGHTSLAW REACTION TO ENDREW F. As expected, Wrightslaw has released information about the recent SCOTUS decision the Endrew F case involving the benefit that schools must provide with IEPs. Included in that information is Pete Wright's analysis of the decision. Go to Wrightslaw... Read more
SCOTUS and IEPs, Unemployed with ASD, Policy, and More
Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 by 76Trombones
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ENDREW F DECIDED. The Supreme Court has handed down a decision in the case of Endrew F affirming that an IEP must enable a covered child to make progress under IDEA. Special ed attorney Matt Cohen calls it a "huge win" for parents and advocates, and says, "Although... Read more
ASD, Asperger's, Summer Camp, Parenting, ADHD, More
Friday, March 17th, 2017 by 76Trombones
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AUTISM DOCUMENTARY. Starting on April 4, U.S. PBS television stations will show a documentary seeking to describe the sensory experiences of those with autism, according to Disability Scoop. Find out more. Separately, The New York Times also describes a documentary about a man wi... Read more
Breakthroughs Conference, Processing Speed, 2e Achievers, and More
Monday, March 13th, 2017 by 76Trombones
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ACCORDING TO QUAD PREP, the "Breakthroughs" 2e conference on Wednesday and Thursday of this week in New York City is on, snow or no snow. Quad Prep says, "Our speakers are here and ready to go" The subject line of their email announcement was "Breakthroug... Read more
Ability Grouping, Creativity & Neurodiversity, Imaginational OEs, and More
Thursday, March 9th, 2017 by 76Trombones
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GIFTED CHALLENGES. This blog, in a recent posting, takes on the topic of ability grouping, contending that it works and that it's essential once a student gets to middle school. Psychologist Gail Post debunks the rationale for the mixed-ability classes and points out why middle s... Read more
Parenting, Advocacy, Resources, Policy & Politics
Monday, March 6th, 2017 by 76Trombones
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ADVOCACY. Parents with a purpose can make a difference, as an article at the Washington Post explains. A mom, Katherine Spurlock, "wanted to make sure that her daughter, who has dyslexia, received appropriate interventions and placement in school but learned that Montgomery ... Read more
Survey of 2e Adults, Parenting, Test Accommodations, Steve Jobs, and More
Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 by 76Trombones
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RESEARCH PARTICIPATION OPPORTUNITY. A psychology student working on his senior thesis at Dominican University in California is seeking twice-exceptional adults to respond to a survey about their experiences. Find out more. SMART KIDS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES examines common tes... Read more
ADHD, Parenting, Research Participation Opporunities, and a Seussian Take on IEPs
Monday, February 27th, 2017 by 76Trombones
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BEHAVIORAL THERAPY FIRST FOR YOUNG KIDS WITH ADHD. That's the conclusion from a report from the Centers for Disease Control on how to address ADHD in kids under six years old, according to an article in The Washington Post. Read it. THERAPY DOGS IN SCHOOL. The Supreme Court has r... Read more
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