developmental and intellectual ability Articles
Aspie Valedictorian, NCLB, ADHD, Dyslexia, More
Friday, June 12th, 2015 by 76Trombones
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ASPIE VALEDICTORIAN. A young man in Washington state graduated first in his high school class, then disclosed during his valedictorian address that he has Asperger's -- which surprised many in the audience, according to a report at the site of Disability Scoop. It's a good story ... Read more
2e Fundraiser, 2e Movie, ADHD, and 1917 Chalkboards
Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 by 76Trombones
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2e FUNDRAISER IN MINNEAPOLIS. The Minneaoplis Star-Tribune previewed the June 6th fundraiser for Arete School for Exceptional and Gifted Children, in Hopkins, Minnesota. Through a good family connection, the school's founder, Leah Brzezinski, was able to obtain the Minnesota Viki... Read more
2e, SPD, ASD, ADHD, IEP...
Friday, June 5th, 2015 by 76Trombones
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2e TWICE EXCEPTIONAL, the movie. A DVD containing this documentary is now available for sale. This is an engaging, expertly produced video by a Hollywood professional with deep ties to Bridges Academy, whose students and families are the subject of the film. Proceeds from the vid... Read more
SENG, ADHD, Imposter Syndrome, More
Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015 by 76Trombones
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SENG has issued its monthly newsletter, with three items to pay attention to. First, the organization has extended until June 10 the early-bird deadline for its July annual conference. Second, SENG has scheduled a SENGinar for June 8th titled "The Heart of the Gifted Underac... Read more
Finding a School, Anxiety, OCD, and All Kinds of Other Stuff
Friday, May 29th, 2015 by 76Trombones
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FINDING SHANGRI-LA -- or, at least, the right school for your gifted or 2e kiddo. That's the topic that Dr. Michael Postma takes on in a posting at the site of 2eLearners.org. He lays out questions to ask concerning how the school selects for special programming; whether the staf... Read more
Dyslexia and Vision, Summer Camp, SPD, Parenting
Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 by 76Trombones
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DYSLEXIA, VISION PROBLEMS -- no link A recent study, the results of which will be published in the journal Pediatrics, indicates that most children with dyslexia have normal vision. An ophthalmologist commenting on the study at DoctorsLounge.com said, "...there is really no ... Read more
Personalizing Education, Mocking the Gifted, Processing Speed, and How the Brain Processes "Speed"
Friday, May 22nd, 2015 by 76Trombones
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EDUCATION A "HUMAN BUSINESS" Is it In an Education Week interview, Sir Ken Robinson talks about problems with current education systems and how he advocates personalizing education, not standardizing it. This is the guy who gave what is evidently the most-viewed TED Tal... Read more
Acceleration, Depression, Giftedness, and The Little Prince
Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 by 76Trombones
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BLOGGING ON 2e. An anonymous writer at the site of the Institute for Educational Advancement did a piece that was included in Hoagies' recent "blog hop" on twice exceptionality. Titled "Beneath the Surface Twice-exceptional Students," the piece uses, among oth... Read more
ASD in College, Anxiety, Baby Talk, and More
Thursday, May 14th, 2015 by 76Trombones
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FOLLOW-UP. We wrote last week about a seminarworkshop to be held next month for parents and educators of twice-exceptional children. Scheduled for June 14-18 in Abiquiu, New Mexico, it features neuroscientist Layne Kalbfleisch as presenter. She is offering a special rate to reade... Read more
Kicked Off the Plane, DSM-5 Resource, SENG Honor Roll, More
Monday, May 11th, 2015 by 76Trombones
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SMART, AUTISTIC, AND KICKED OFF THE PLANE. An incident on a United Airlines flight in early May prompted anger from the mom of a girl with ASD after they were asked to get off -- from first class, no less -- during an emergency landing prompted by a "behavior issue" in ... Read more
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