developmental and intellectual ability Articles
Several ADHD Items, U.S. Education Legislation, More
Monday, November 30th, 2015 by 76Trombones
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EDUCATION IN THE USA will change in response to legislation now in process at the federal government level. A bill called the Elementary and Secondary Education Act ESEA is ready for vote in House and Senate after a joint conference ironed out differences between the two august b... Read more
Bullying, Visual Processing, Attention, Resources, More
Monday, November 23rd, 2015 by 76Trombones
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ADHD MEDS, BULLYING. It seems that kids who have been prescribed stimulant meds for ADHD are at greater risk of being bullied. The reason other kids might want to buy, steal, or coerce a change in possession of the meds, a condition called "diverting," where a prescribe... Read more
2e Adults, ADHD, PD, the U.S. Department of Education, and More
Friday, November 20th, 2015 by 76Trombones
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2e ADULTS. Know one Are you one Dan Peters and Paula Wilkes from California's Summit Center explore the topic in a Q&A at the site of Psychology Today. Find the blog. MINDFULNESS, WORKING MEMORY. Mindfulness training might help improve working memory capacity, according to st... Read more
Dyslexia, RTI, Depression, More
Saturday, November 14th, 2015 by 76Trombones
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DYSLEXIC ACHIEVER. That's the label for actor and screenwriter Justin Theroux. In an interview with Fresh Air's Terry Gross he described his early struggles with dyslexia, according to Understood. Find out more. Separately, Understood on November 17 offers a webinar titled "... Read more
2e-Friendly Schooling, A.T. for Dyslexia, U.S. DOJ/ADA on Accommodations, More
Friday, November 6th, 2015 by 76Trombones
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A FAMILY IN ORLANDO, Florida ZIP 32814 is looking for a 2e-friendly middle school, public or private, for sixth-seventh-eighth grades for their son. Gang can anyone offer what would be a much-appreciated suggestion for this family Email Mark at you-know-where. Thanks for any inpu... Read more
Another Muppet with ASD, Gifted Ed, Working Memory, More
Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015 by 76Trombones
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MUPPET UPDATE. In the blog MotherLode, Jennie Baird notes that the recent heavy news coverage about a new, autistic character in the Muppet family overlooks an existing character -- Fozzie Bear -- is perceived as "on the spectrum" by many, including the writer's 14-year... Read more
2e Newsletter, ADHD, ASD, Dealing with School, More
Thursday, October 29th, 2015 by 76Trombones
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OUR WEBSITE now has some features from the SeptemberOctober issue of 2e Twice-Exceptional Newsletter posted in the public area. Find a commentary on ADHD eight-year-olds in handcuffs; news and findings from the 2e Center for Research and Professional Development; and more. Go to ... Read more
Dyslexia, ADHD, ASD... The Usual
Monday, October 26th, 2015 by 76Trombones
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SEEING A CLINICIAN. Many families with twice-exceptional children see professional service providers of one sort or another, often on a recurring basis. A new article at the site of the Child Mind Institute offers "tips for knowing whether your clinician is following best pr... Read more
Things to Worry About, Not Worry About, and Take Action On
Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 by 76Trombones
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AUTISM AND THE "SOCIAL BRAIN." New research indicates that high functioning children with ASD are characterized by brains that are organized differently. In particular, the "pruning" of neurons that occurs in most children as they grow older doesn not occur, r... Read more
ADHD & Meds, New to 2e, and Conferences
Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 by 76Trombones
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ADHD MEDS, ANXIETY. Apparently stimulant meds used to treat ADHD reduce anxiety in children, something we, anyway, wouldn't have intuitively guessed. This finding comes from a meta-review appearing in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology and reported at PsychCen... Read more
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