developmental and intellectual ability Articles
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
Child Behavior, Policy and Education, Sleep, Therapists, Booklet Sale, More
Thursday, May 18th, 2017 by 76Trombones
NAUGHTY OR NATURAL An article in Psychology Today explains how some child behavior can seem "bad," but may instead be natural. Says the article, "When we recognize kids' unwelcome behaviors as reactions to environmental conditions, developmental phases, or our own ... Read more
2e Conference, Advocacy, New Edition of "To Be Gifted and Learning Disabled"
Monday, May 15th, 2017 by 76Trombones
GIFTED PLUS CONFERENCE IN TEXAS. The Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented has scheduled a conference for June 22-24 on serving gifted students who are twice-exceptional, ELL, or members of other underserved gifted populations. A "Twice Exceptional Summit" is to... Read more
Policy, Funding, Summer Camp, Achievers, More
Thursday, May 11th, 2017 by 76Trombones
SPECIAL ED FUNDING. Yesterday the Council for Exceptional Children provided details of special ed funding for 2017. As we mentioned previously, the overall level is up slightly. You can see how each major program fared at the CEC's Policy Insider. Also noted there that Javits pro... Read more
Policy and Legislation, Child Mind Institute, More
Monday, May 8th, 2017 by 76Trombones
POLICY AND LEGISLATIVE NEWS. The U.S. House of Representatives passed a health care bill last week that some observers feel will have detrimental effects for many Americans, including children who may be part of the 2e community. Disability Scoop noted that the new legislation wo... Read more
Education Budget, Event Alert, Learning Styles, Rosemary, and More
Friday, May 5th, 2017 by 76Trombones
EDUCATION AND THE U.S. BUDGET. Education Week offers an early analysis of the U.S. budget passed recently in terms of its impact on education. Funding meant to aid disadvantaged students and students receiving special ed services increases slightly, according to Education Week. O... Read more
Resources of All Types for the 2e Community
Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 by 76Trombones
TODAY'S POSTINGS are mainly resources of all sorts that might be of interest to those in the 2e community.WEBINAR FROM SENG. On May 4, SENG offers a webinar titled "A Delicate Balance The Relationship Between Giftedness, Learning Disorders, and Asynchronous Development."... Read more
SENG News, ADHD Items, Grade-skipping, and (Sigh) Javits
Monday, May 1st, 2017 by 76Trombones
NEW SENG EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR. Michael Postma, Ph.D., is now the executive director of SENG, Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted. In a letter to members, Postma says SENG will continue to offer its core programs, and then adds this "I am very excited about the development... Read more
SPD, Gifted with ASD, Special Needs & Military Families, and More
Saturday, April 29th, 2017 by 76Trombones
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
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