developmental and intellectual ability Articles
Autism, Some Interesting Ideas, a Couple More Summer Camps, and More
Monday, April 25th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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AUTISM WHAT WE KNOW. We know that children on the spectrum might not "read" emotions well, and researchers at the University of Vermont think one reason might be that those kids focus on a speaker's mouth rather than the eyes -- especially when emotion in involved in a ... Read more
Gifted Ed, Depression, ASD, Gap Year, and More
Friday, April 22nd, 2016 by 76Trombones
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IDENTIFYING, SERVING GIFTED STUDENTS. "Once we have a clear idea of what giftedness is and acceptable criteria for identifying these kids, then we need to invest time and effort on what we are doing with these kids." That's what a professor from the University of Albert... Read more
A Must-read, Anxiety, and Lots of Brain Stuff
Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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MUST-READ. The Washington Post's "Answer Sheet" column features a 47yo educator who provides a great first-person account of what it was like for him to grow up on the spectrum -- early diagnoses of intellectual disability, then of severe learning disability; bullying a... Read more
Ed Amend Interview, Depression, Anxiety, Foot Massage, and More
Thursday, April 14th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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ED AMEND IN PSYCHOLOGY TODAY. Kentucky psychologist Ed Amend, who does lots of work with gifted and twice-exceptional children, did a Psychology Today interview that was posted on April 10. In it, Amend offers his perspectives on giftedness and ADHD, giftedness and Asperger's, gi... Read more
Reading Research, Explaining LDs, Resources
Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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HOW THE MIND WORKS DURING READING. According to a press release about new research from the University of CaliforniaDavis, neuroscientists have come up with a way to observe brain activity during natural reading. Its the first time researchers have been able to study the brain wh... Read more
Activism, ADHD, Anxiety, and More
Thursday, April 7th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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RAISING LD AWARENESS IN COLLEGE. A Gonzaga University sophomore who is a special education major has been recognized for her advocacy by Campus Compact. That group's Newman Civic Fellows Award award honors undergraduate and graduate students who take action in pursuit of long-ter... Read more
ADHD, ASD, Dyslexia, and More
Monday, April 4th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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AUTISM. Medical News Today reports that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control CDC currently estimate the prevalence of autism in schoolchildren at 1 in 68, unchanged from the previous estimate in 2014. The article also says, "However, it is too soon to know whether ASD preval... Read more
New School for the 2e, International Gifted Consortium, and More
Thursday, March 31st, 2016 by 76Trombones
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2e-FRIENDLY SCHOOL ON LONG ISLAND. Ellen Richer, the founding director of Quad Preparatory School in Manhattan, is starting a school called The Long Island Whole Child Academy. The school is now enrolling students in grades 4-8 for a summer program and for the 2016-17 school year... Read more
Parent Support Groups, Acceleration Conference, Astrology, and More
Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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PARENTS' RESOURCE NEARIN NYC. Twice-Exceptional Children's Advocacy TECA is offering two parent support groups for parents of 2e kiddos. One is a formal monthly group with a maximum of 16 participants where parents are expected to attend all seven sessions. The other is a "d... Read more
A Personal Story, Genetics, Depression, and More
Friday, March 25th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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A PHYSICIST AND DAD of a 2e son writes at Science 2.0 about his son's situation. There's lots of rational material in the essay, and ruminating over concepts like "critical phenomena" as it might apply to ADHD. But there are also the gut-level reactions that us ordinary... Read more
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