developmental and intellectual ability Articles
Gifted Ed, Autism Study, Depression, More
Monday, October 13th, 2014 by 76Trombones
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
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
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
ADHD Awareness, Special Populations, Due Process, and More
Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 by 76Trombones
IT'S ADHD AWARENESS MONTH -- and ADDitude offers ways you can raise ADHD awareness, as if you weren't already enough aware of it in your home or classroom. Find out more. 'SPECIAL POPULATIONS" has a special meaning in gifted programs, denoting those gifted kids who might be ... Read more
Gifted Ed, Plus Items on ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, and Tourettes
Saturday, September 27th, 2014 by 76Trombones
POTENTIAL AND ACHIEVEMENT. Researchers studying one large school district found that the kids who benefited most from gifted classrooms were not those with high IQs, but those with high scores on statewide standardized tests from the previous years. The operative term here is &qu... Read more
2e Story, ASD, ADHD, OCD, Parenting, More
Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 by 76Trombones
2e CASE STUDY. Writing at the website Quartz, Jenn Choi tells the story of gifted "Aidan" and his adventures in education in New York City. Some of the usual horror stories are included, but Choi also quotes James Webb and points out schools such as Quad Preparat... Read more
Depression, Due Process, Poetry, Gut Bacteria, and More
Saturday, September 20th, 2014 by 76Trombones
DEPRESSION. Of those who respond to our profile survey as newsletter subscribers, 41 percent rank depression as a "very important" factor in regard to their twice-exceptional children. By contrast, anxiety is ranked as very important by 71 percent; OCD by just 22 percen... Read more
Brain Imaging, OCD, Anxiety, Evaluation, and Crawling
Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 by 76Trombones
BRAIN SCANS AND ADHD. Children with ADHD develop certain brain networks more slowly than typically developing children, according to researchers at the University of Michigan. The result is that those networks are less able to control activities like daydreaming and less able to ... Read more
Exercise, Autism Intervention, GHF Anniversary, and More
Friday, September 12th, 2014 by 76Trombones
GIFTED HOMESCHOOLERS FORUM is observing 10 years of service to the families of gifted and twice-exceptional children. You can read more about the anniversary here, or visit the group's website here. Congratulations to GHF And does this mean that Corin is now 10 years older than w... Read more
Raising/Teaching Introverts, On the Spectrum, and Back to School
Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 by 76Trombones
AUTISM SPEAKS highlights an under-development app for Google Glass that will provide the wearer with information on the emotional state of individuals viewed through Glass. Using facial recognition software, the app will be of use to those on the spectrum and others who have diff... Read more
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