developmental and intellectual ability Articles
Veterans' Day, Education Policy, Child Mind Institute, More
Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 by 76Trombones
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IT'S VETERANS' DAY in the U.S., a day on which we express appreciation for the service of those currently and formerly in the Armed Services. Wrightslaw's Special Ed Advocate observes the day by providing resources to help military families with exceptional or twice-exceptional c... Read more
ASD Celebrity, Note-taking, Helicopter vs Rescuing, More
Friday, November 7th, 2014 by 76Trombones
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FAMOUS ON THE SPECTRUM. That's Jerry Seinfeld, according to an NBC interview the comedian gave to Brian Williams. He says he has trouble with social engagement, and with taking language literally. Read more. 2e-RELATED SEMINAR IN CHICAGO. Well, Evanston, Illinois, actually -- at ... Read more
Conferences, ADHD, Dyslexia, More
Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 by 76Trombones
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GOING TO NAGC If you're there on Thursday, a "pre-conference" day, check out a 1230 session called "Twice-Exceptional Children Making Inroads." From the session blurb "This session will highlight leaders in the field of twice-exceptional, describe our pas... Read more
CAPD, ASD, ADHD, PLPs, and Some Resources
Thursday, October 30th, 2014 by 76Trombones
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AUDITORY PROCESSING DISORDER is a not-uncommon second "e" in the twice-exceptional. This week, the site of the Child Mind Institute has three articles on the topic. It's called central auditory processing disorder, or CAPD, by some. One article tells what the disorder i... Read more
ADHD & Creativity, ASD & Siri, Astrology, and More
Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 by 76Trombones
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SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN has Scott Berry Kaufman riffing on ADHD and creativity, with all kinds of goodies thrown in Calvin and Hobbes cartoons; research findings including a study where "the poorer the working memory, the higher the creativity"; acknowledgment of "twic... Read more
2e at GAM, Brain Myths, Live Plays, and More
Monday, October 20th, 2014 by 76Trombones
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FULL STE2AM AHEAD was the theme of the Gifted Association of Missouri GAM annual conference this last weekend. A write-up of the conference at the site of KSMU, Ozarks Pubic Radio, explained the title. We cognoscienti understand the "STEM" part, of course. And "A&q... Read more
Attention Disorder Spectrum? Plus OCD, Exercise, and 2e Resources
Thursday, October 16th, 2014 by 76Trombones
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THE ATTENTION DISORDER SPECTRUM Researchers at two UK universities suggests that there is a spectrum of attention, hyperactivityimpulsiveness, and language function in society, with varying degrees of these impairments associated with clusters of genes linked with the risk for AD... Read more
Gifted Ed, Autism Study, Depression, More
Monday, October 13th, 2014 by 76Trombones
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GIFTED ED. In a recent column in the Washington Post, educational columnist Jay Mathews wrote a piece titled "Why Gifted Education Doesn't Make Sense." He focused on the exclusion of kids who just miss the gifted program cut-off, and on "the fact that gifted advoca... Read more
ADHD, Autism, Resources, Sugar, and More
Thursday, October 9th, 2014 by 76Trombones
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IT'S BEEN ADHD AWARENESS MONTH for nine days now, and if you'd still like to do something to spread the word about ADHD, check out the site of ADDitude Magazine. You'll find resources to help you advocate. Separately, ADDitude is offering a free webinar titled "Understanding... Read more
Mental Illness, 2e Resources, Seminar in Australia, More
Monday, October 6th, 2014 by 76Trombones
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IT'S MENTAL ILLNESS AWARENESS WEEK in the U.S., October 5th through the 11th. And before you rush on to the next item, consider that the National Alliance on Mental Illness NAMI, sponsor of the week, puts the following conditions under its list of illnesses anxiety disorders, ASD... Read more
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