developmental and intellectual ability Articles
Misdiagnosis, ADHD, Testing, Mindfulness, More
Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 by 76Trombones
SOME PERSPECTIVE on creativity, giftedness, and mental health is provided by a blogger at PsychCentral, who points to writings by creative people with mental health issues. The blogger touches on "giftedness misunderstood," where aspects of giftedness might be pathologi... Read more
Finding a School, Gifted Ed Support, More Myths, and More
Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 by 76Trombones
SCHOOL RATINGS AND 2e come together in an article at the Huffington Post by the mother of a twice-exceptional child. The mom thought the highest-rated school in her district would be the one she could count on, but that was not the case. She found another school in the district m... Read more
Myths (Again), Rebranding Bedtime, Being Dweckian, More
Monday, January 19th, 2015 by 76Trombones
ON A ROLL WITH MYTHS. Over the past month we've posted items debunking dyslexia myths, gifted myths, and gifted ed myths. Now at the site of the Dana Foundation is a briefing paper titled "When the Myth Is the Message Neuromyths and Education." Four myths are addressed,... Read more
Money, Food, Mindfulness, More
Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 by 76Trombones
GOT MONEY The use of due process and mediation under IDEA is linked to family income, with families earning more than 100,000 per year more likely to pursue remedies, according to aDisability Scoop report on a University of Illinois study. The article also notes that the average ... Read more
Dyslexia, Depression, Gifted Ed & Scrooge, More
Monday, January 12th, 2015 by 76Trombones
2e IN CONNECTICUT just got a little easier, thanks to a bill signed by Governor Dannel Malloy who has an LD. Dyslexia is now recognized as a "primary disability" in that state, and the bill requires teacher education programs to teach how to recognize and intervene in c... Read more
2e: The Movie, Anxiety, Depression, More
Friday, January 9th, 2015 by 76Trombones
"2e TWICE EXCEPTIONAL" -- THE MOVIE True. Filmmaker Tom Ropelewski has finished his documentary, which will have its world premier at the Richmond International Film Festival, Richmond, Virginia, on February 28. Ropelewski followed members of the Class of 2011 at Bridge... Read more
Dyslexia Myths, Homeschool Regulation, More
Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 by 76Trombones
DYSLEXIA MYTHS. A doctoral student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education has posted a blog entry at the Huffington Post debunking four myths about dyslexia -- for example, that dyslexia is a "phase" that children grow out of. One of the myths the writer takes on, ... Read more
ADHD, Screen Time, 2e on the Radio, More
Wednesday, December 31st, 2014 by 76Trombones
ADHD DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT. The AAP has for over a decade provided its members with guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in young people. A study on how well pediatricians follow those guidelines was just published in the journal Pediatrics. Based on this study, p... Read more
Retiring Advocate, Dweck on TED, Common Core, More
Monday, December 29th, 2014 by 76Trombones
TOM HARKIN RETIRES. So what He's the author of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which, along with IDEA and other legislation, helps protect those with learning disabilities. He's retiring from the U.S. Senate, where he was, according to Disability Scoop, the "strongest a... Read more
Gifted &: Myths, Prison, Blogs, More
Wednesday, December 24th, 2014 by 76Trombones
DEBUNKING MYTHS about gifted students is the topic of an article at You know some of these myths, for example that gifted kids don't need scaffolding. See how many others you're disabused of. THE SCHOOL TO PRISON PIPELINE -- for gifted kids -- is covered at Quartz, ... Read more
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