developmental and intellectual ability Articles
"Giftedness," Homeschooling, Curiosity, and More
Thursday, July 27th, 2017 by 76Trombones
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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
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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
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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
ADHD, Growing Out Of, Summer, and More
Monday, July 17th, 2017 by 76Trombones
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THOSE WITH FAMILIES IN THE "ADHD ZONE" will likely be interested in an obit of Keith Conners think "Conners Scale" appearing in The New York Times, which is really a recap of thinking about ADHD since the 1950s. The final quote from Conners in the obit "T... Read more
Clinicians, Depression, Brain Stimulation, and More
Thursday, July 13th, 2017 by 76Trombones
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MEMBERS OF THE 2e COMMUNITY are likely, at some point, to have to deal with clinicians about a child's cognitive or emotional issues. The "article of the week" at the site of the Child Mind Institute tells parents what to look for in a diagnosis -- how to judge that a c... Read more
2e Scholarship, the Terror of Not Being Able to Read, and More
Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 by 76Trombones
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HERE'S WHAT WE NEED MORE OF -- scholarships available to students at private, 2e-friendly schools. FlexSchool has awarded a student at its New Haven, Connecticut, campus a scholarship valued at half of the tuition for the student's high school tenure. The William Morse Scholarshi... Read more
Gifted Ed, Scholarships, Dyslexia, OCD, Depression, Allergies, Sleep
Saturday, July 8th, 2017 by 76Trombones
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AUSTIN SCHOOLS AND DYSLEXIA. The Austin, Texas, school district is making a special effort to identify and service students with dyslexia, according to the city's American Statesman news outlet. During the past school year, the school provided intervention services to about 8,600... Read more
Growth Mindset, the Gut, Gifted Competition, and More
Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 by 76Trombones
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GROWTH MINDSET has been discussed, promoted, and presumably encouraged in young people for the past few years. An idea fostered by Carol Dweck, it has evidently been been subject to hype and false claims, according to an article in Education Week by a fellow education researcher ... Read more
Identifying Giftedness and LDs, Personalized Learning, and More
Friday, June 30th, 2017 by 76Trombones
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THE RECENT NCLD REPORT on the incidence of learning disabilities is the take-off point for an article at EducationWorld.com titled "Ways to Better Identify and Support Students with 'Invisible' Learning Disabilities." The author provides reasons even gifted kiddos may n... Read more
IEP Success Story, ADHD, Tourette's, OCD, Podcasts, and More
Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 by 76Trombones
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OUTSIDE-THE-BOX THINKING benefits both the student and the school. Parent, advocate and author Amanda Marin writes at Education Week about a success story -- yes, success -- for a twice-exceptional student at the hands of a creative school administration and staff. The story invo... Read more
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