developmental and intellectual ability Articles
Adolescence, Code Words, ADHD, More
Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 by 76Trombones
TEEN RISK NOT THE PFC Many professionals blame teen risk-taking and lack of planning on an immature prefrontal cortex PFC. Recent research from the University of Pittsburgh suggests that "the teen prefrontal cortex is not much different than in the adult, but it can be easil... Read more
Reading Ability, Declarative Memory, OCD, U.S. Education (Sigh), and More
Saturday, February 14th, 2015 by 76Trombones
PREDICTING READING ABILITY. Neuroscientist and psychiatrist Fumiko Hoeft, of the University of California at San Francisco, does research on children's success and problems with reading, recently completing a three-year longitudinal study children aged 5 and 6. The study analyzed... Read more
Annual Testing, The Brain, Energy Drinks, More
Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 by 76Trombones
WE AT 2e NEWSLETTER ARE RESEARCHING sources of professional development for educators on the topic of twice exceptionality. Those sources might be conferences held by associations; university courses or seminars; state department of education offerings; and more. If you know of s... Read more
Personalized Education, GT Programs, ADHD Meds, Picky Eaters, More
Friday, February 6th, 2015 by 76Trombones
PERSONALIZED EDUCATION is the topic of an article in the Deseret News. Woven into the story are Bennington College, parental sacrifice, and a bright young man with dyslexia whose education helped him discover what career path would probably be best for him. Interestingly, the you... Read more
ADHD Meds, Sleep, Nutrition, Bad Nutrition, Good Books, and More
Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 by 76Trombones
ADHD DRUGS AND THE BRAIN. Are stimulant ADHD meds "neuroprotective" Do they "normalize" the brain so that over time the minds of ADHDers work like neurotypical minds Some doctors now say so; others are skeptical. If ADHD is an issue with your 2e child, this di... Read more
Teens, Perfectionists, Dyslexia, Pesticides, and More
Friday, January 30th, 2015 by 76Trombones
GOT A TEEN You might want to read the advice from the author of The Teenage Brain, written by the chair of the Department of Neurology at an East Coast med school. She offers her advice on topics such as predisposition to addiction, drinking, marijuana, and the search for constan... Read more
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
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