developmental and intellectual ability Articles
New School for the 2e, International Gifted Consortium, and More
Thursday, March 31st, 2016 by 76Trombones
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
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
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
Conferences, AT, Evaluations, and More
Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016 by 76Trombones
ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY. New Yorker Jenn Choi provides some useful leads for technology in an article at her site Toys Are Tools. The article, titled "Technology, 2e Kids, and the Pursuit of Happiness," gives her choices for tools that help with reading and writing. She al... Read more
Pi Day, BAW, ADHD, and Posting about Your Kiddo
Monday, March 14th, 2016 by 76Trombones
IMPRESS YOUR BRIGHT KIDDO by knowing that today is Pi day -- March 14, 314, 3.14159 etc. Find out more. Or, order an inexpensive Raspberry Pi device so your young person can tinker and learn computing basics. Read about the Raspberry Pi in PC World. THIS WEEK IS BRAIN AWARENESS W... Read more
Javits Funding, Asking for Your Experience, Depression, and More
Thursday, March 10th, 2016 by 76Trombones
CEC is giving you a chance to advocate for increased funding for the Javits Act, the only federal initiative for gifted education sigh. The Act is evidently supposed to be funded for 2017 in the munificent amount of 12 million. Congress has historically been pretty stingy in mone... Read more
2e Video, ADHD, Tourette's, Anxiety in Kids, Sleeping In, and More
Monday, March 7th, 2016 by 76Trombones
WE'RE PLEASED TO OFFER a new video on our YouTube "channel," this one featuring Beverly Trail, Ed.D, author of the book Twice-Exceptional Gifted Children from Prufrock Press. At SENG 2015, Beverly sat down with the publishers of 2e Newsletter and offered all kinds of ti... Read more
ADHD, Dyslexia, Transitions, Advocacy, and More
Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 by 76Trombones
ADHD IN THE WASHINGTON POST. The Post has published Parts 2 and 3 of a series of posts by Valerie Strauss on ADHD, based on the writings of Ned Hallowell. Part 2 is titled "What Many Parents and Teachers Don't Understand about ADHD in Kids," about the diagnosis and medi... Read more
ESSA and UDL, Dyslexia, SENG Conference, More
Monday, February 29th, 2016 by 76Trombones
UDL AND ESSA. An article in Education Week about what's in the Every Student Succeeds Act notes that the act contains references to universal design for learning. UDL is a strategy that encourages the use of multiple ways for students to receive and express content, and, as such,... Read more
Processing Speed, ADHD, Introversion, and "Average"
Friday, February 26th, 2016 by 76Trombones
PROCESSING SPEED is of concern to many who raise and teach 2e kiddos. We know this coz there's an article on our site that gets LOTS of hits. Understood this week features three articles on the topic in its email newsletterFour ways Brain Structure and Chemistry Can Affect Proces... Read more
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