developmental and intellectual ability Articles
Meds, TV Violence and Kids, and More -- Including Something Else to Worry About
Friday, June 20th, 2014 by 76Trombones
DOSING YOUR KIDS. Twice-exceptional kids are likely to, at some point, be on meds for anxiety, depression, ADHD, and other conditions. A new article at the site of the Child Mind Institute discusses considerations for finding the right dosage of particular medications, providing ... Read more
2e Definition, plus ASD, Anxiety, and More
Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 by 76Trombones
DEFINITION OF 2e. Sally Reis, Susan Baum, and Edith Burke are co-authors or an article in Gifted Child Quarterly titled "An Operational Definition of Twice-exceptional Learners Implications and Applications." The abstract of the article says, "In addition to introd... Read more
2e Goes to Congress? Plus ADHD, Teen Mental Health, More
Thursday, June 12th, 2014 by 76Trombones
2e NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBER RUNNING FOR CONGRESS. Jack Trammell, a professor at Randolph-Macon College in Virginia, is running for the U.S. Congress in Virginia's District 7. Trammel is head of the college's Disability Support Services and had also been the head of the school's hono... Read more
2e "Meat and Potatoes"
Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 by 76Trombones
IN THIS POST -- anxiety, depression, ADHD, gifted ed, and dyslexia. No "garnish" in this posting.WHO'S ANXIOUS Besides your 2e child, that is. Well, the Huffington Posts tells us about 11 public figures "who will make you rethink what you know about anxiety disorde... Read more
2e Achiever, "Respect the Nerd," and More
Friday, May 30th, 2014 by 76Trombones
LEARNING, LD, AND VENTURE CAPITAL. The radio program Marketplace yesterday carried a story about how venture capitalists are currently attracted to education as a potential field to make money. Interestingly, an entrepreneur quoted in the story had this to sayI have a bunch of le... Read more
Advocacy, Assistive Tech, and More
Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 by 76Trombones
OUT-OF-THE-BOX ADVOCACY goes "beyond traditional advocacy to take a stand and create change for your kids," according to advocate Lyn Pollard, a freelance writer and mom of two kids who learn differently. At the site of, Lyn offers a series of out-of-the-box su... Read more
New, Resources from the Publishers of 2e Newsletter
Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 by 76Trombones
MEDS FOR TODDLERS. The New York Times reports that "more than 10,000" toddlers are on ADHD meds. Do these diagnoses and prescriptions follow established medical guidelines Apparently not. The article notes that some experts view hyperactivity and impulsivity as "de... Read more
News, Resources for Friday
Friday, May 16th, 2014 by 76Trombones
SPD DIAGNOSIS STILL NOT ACCEPTED An article in the Washington Post notes that sensory processing disorder is still not accepted as a diagnosis by the American Academy of Pediatrics, and that the diagnosis didn't make it into the DSM-5, published last year. On the other hand, the ... Read more
From the Publishers of 2e Newsletter
Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 by 76Trombones
BAD NEWS, GOOD NEWS 1. Your twice-exceptional child has ADHD, which tends to lead to a higher incidence of smoking. On the other hand, if your child with ADHD is taking stimulant medications, his or her risk for smoking is less, especially if your child is taking meds consistentl... Read more
News, Resources from 2e Newsletter
Friday, May 9th, 2014 by 76Trombones
THE CHILD MIND INSTITUTE has a 2e-relevant article on its website, "What We Know about the Long-term Effects of ADHD Medications". The article "is intended to clarify the facts and help you make an informed decision about the risks and benefits of ADHD medication.&... Read more
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