developmental and intellectual ability Articles
FAPE and SCOTUS, IEPs and 2e Kiddos, and Lots More
Thursday, January 12th, 2017 by 76Trombones
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THE SUPREME COURT on January 11 heard arguments in the Endrew F case concerning the benefits schools are required to provide for learners with disabilities -- minimal or meaningful. According to The New York Times, language and cost were concerns of the justices who asked questio... Read more
Patricia Polacco, Mental Health, Screen Time, and More
Monday, January 9th, 2017 by 76Trombones
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AUTHOR PATRICIA POLACCO has written books that have been featured in the column "Bob Seney On Books" in 2e Newsletter, notably Thank You, Mr. Falker and Bully. Polacco, who has dyslexia and didn't learn to read until age 14, was profiled last week in the Pittsburg Post-... Read more
FAPE, OCR, ADHD in Girls, ASD and GI Issues, and More
Thursday, January 5th, 2017 by 76Trombones
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WRIGHTSLAW reports that the Endrew F case, over the difference between "some" and "meaningful" educational benefits, is to be heard by the Supreme Court on January 11. Endrew's parents pulled him from public school, placed him in a private school, and requeste... Read more
2e Conference, Civil Rights, ADHD, Depression, and More
Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 by 76Trombones
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HAPPY NEW YEAR We hope it's a good one for you and that 2e kiddo you raise, educate, or counsel.Greeting courtesy of Chicago's Garfield Park Conservatory, pennies in a pond.GOING TO "BREAKTHROUGHS" The annual "Breakthroughs in Twice-Exceptional Education" conf... Read more
The Difference Teachers Can Make, Gifted and Well Adjusted, Year-end "Best of," and More
Friday, December 30th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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THE DIFFERENCE A TEACHER CAN MAKE. A teacher tells in a blog posting about a student who entered his school as a freshman. "He was intelligent but feared school, and as a result, he under-achieved. On the first day of enrollment at Midwest Academy he was unable to leave his ... Read more
2e-Friendly School, ADHD Matters, Dyslexia, and More
Tuesday, December 27th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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LONG ISLAND 2e-FRIENDLY SCHOOL OPENING. The Long Island Whole Children's Academy will welcome its first class this January, according to NY Metro Parents. Founded by Ellen Richer, former head for school for Quad Prep in Manhattan, the school will serve students in third through e... Read more
Education, Psychotherapy, Books, The Senses, and More
Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 by 76Trombones
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SINGLE-SESSION TREATMENT Can one session of psychotherapy successfully treat childhood disorders A recent study indicated that such sessions could be effective for treating anxiety and conduct disorders, but not depression substance abuse, or eating disorders. The study was in th... Read more
Don't Cross the Mom of a 2e Kiddo, Plus Items on Anxiety, ASD, and More
Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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DON'T CROSS THE PARENT of a 2e kiddo. A school in Oklahoma might have done that by refusing to acknowledge that a mon's gifted son also had ADHD and should have accommodations. She told the school she was filing a civil rights complaint. They fired her from her substitute teacher... Read more
FAPE (Again), The Time of Year, and More
Monday, December 19th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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"SOME" BENEFIT VERSUS "MEANINGFUL." That's the crux of the Supreme Court case that Disability Scoop and other news media have been writing about over the past month or two. Another issue is the cost burden on public schools of providing "meaningful" ... Read more
Dyslexia, ASD (and Buzzies), and More
Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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DYSLEXIA SCREENING IN OREGON. A recently-enacted law in Oregon requires that every student in kindergarten and first grade be screened for dyslexia, with the aim of implementing early intervention if needed. Other recent legislation in the state addresses teacher training for dys... Read more
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