developmental and intellectual ability Articles
Clinicians, Depression, Brain Stimulation, and More
Thursday, July 13th, 2017 by 76Trombones
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
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
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
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
THE RECENT NCLD REPORT on the incidence of learning disabilities is the take-off point for an article at 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
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
"Gifted," ASD, Processing Speed, and More
Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 by 76Trombones
GIFTED, the movie, sparked a conversation in the Toronto Star. First, a mathematics professor wrote an opinion piece taking umbrage at the Hollywood emphasis on nature rather than nurture in giftedness. In describing the development of himself and other exceptional students, he s... Read more
Accommodation and Self-Advocacy, Depression, ASD, Law and Policy, More
Monday, June 19th, 2017 by 76Trombones
STANDARD TEST ACCOMMODATIONS. In The Hechinger Report, a young man writes about being refused extra time in a state test that is the gateway to a prestigious scholarship competition. He is multi-exceptional, and makes exceptional use of analogies and metaphors in his arguments fo... Read more
ADHD Diagnosis Rate, ASD in the Classroom, a Teacher's POV, and More
Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 by 76Trombones
ADHD DIAGNOSES, MEDS. In 2011 the American Academy of Pediatrics issued new guidelines for diagnosing and treating ADHD. Since then, according to a recent research update from the AAP, both the rate of diagnosis and the use of stimulant meds have remained constant. Find AAP's res... Read more
2e Stories, Anxiety, James T. Webb Interview, Attention, and More
Monday, June 12th, 2017 by 76Trombones
DON'T FEEL BAD if you had trouble figuring out what was going on with your 2e kiddo before you knew he was twice-exceptional. At the Huffington Post you can read about a family in which the two parents have a combined three advanced degrees in education -- but who went through th... Read more
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