developmental and intellectual ability Articles
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
U.S. D.O.E. 2e Letter; 2e Blog Hop; More
Thursday, May 7th, 2015 by 76Trombones
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GO, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION. According to Disability Scoop, the U.S. Department of Education has reminded state directors of special ed that twice-exception children must be evaluated and served under IDEA. The letter refers to 2e kids as "children with disabilities wit... Read more
Some BIG News Items, Resources
Monday, May 4th, 2015 by 76Trombones
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2e AND SPECIAL ED SERVICES. According to Disability Scoop, the U.S. Department of Education has reminded state directors of special ed that twice-exception children must be evaluated and served under IDEA. The memo refers to 2e kids as "children with disabilities with high c... Read more
ASD, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, 2e Myths, and More
Thursday, April 30th, 2015 by 76Trombones
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GENDER AND ASD. Disability Scoop tells us that, compared to boys, girls display different symptoms of autism, are diagnosed somewhat later on average, and are diagnosed at a much lower rate -- although the proportion of girls diagnosed with ASD has recently risen. Find out more. ... Read more
The Dark Side of Giftedness, a Neuroeducation Resource, More
Monday, April 27th, 2015 by 76Trombones
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SPEAK UP FOR KIDS 2015. The Child Mind Institute Sponsors this initiative during National Children's Mental Health Awareness Week, May 3-9. It includes awards to "change makers" who give voice to children's mental health; the release of the Children's Mental Health Repo... Read more
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