developmental and intellectual ability Articles
Educating Pediatricians, Managing IEPs, and More
Monday, October 31st, 2016 by 76Trombones
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IN THE AAP NEWS. The annual conference of the American Academy of Pediatricians was last week. Psychologist Dan Peters made the AAP News with his presentation on giftedness and how that can be "misdiagnosed" as ADHD, ASD, or a mood disorder. He also addressed the import... Read more
Success Stories, Destigmatizing LDs, and Brain Stuff
Thursday, October 27th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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LD VICTORIES. The Child Mind Institute has published a group of videos called "Our Stories" in which young people, parents, and advocates describe "victories" in children who have learning differences or mental health issues. The Institute invites us to see an... Read more
David Flink Interview, Parenting, Boredom, Screen Time, and More
Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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FOR YOU -- AND YOUR 2e KIDDO. David Flink, while still in college, founded the mentoring organization Eye to Eye, which matches college students who have LDs with younger, similar students who can use mentoring. In a TiLT podcast, David is interviewed by 12-year-old Asher, the so... Read more
Mental Health in Kids, Grade-skipping, "Gifted," and More
Thursday, October 20th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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MENTAL HEALTH is an important component of twice exceptionality. Some of our 2e kiddos have a disorder by definition, with conditions such as ADHD. Now Atlantic Online says that in the U.S. there are "more than 17 million young people who meet criteria for disorders that aff... Read more
Portland Followup, OCD, Scholarship, Advocacy, More
Monday, October 17th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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PORTLAND FOLLOW-UP. Officials in the Portland, Oregon, public school district have acknowledged the "appearance of an impermissible reliance on consideration of a disabling condition" in considering students for entry to its gifted program." As you might remember, ... Read more
Mental Health, Little Blue Pills, High-Stakes Testing, and More
Thursday, October 13th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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A CAUTIONARY TALE OF ADDERALL appears in The New York Times Magazine. A young adult weaves her own experiences with the drug together with research on Adderall's effects and a history of its development and marketing. The writer describes the effects on her life of unprescribed a... Read more
Scott Barry Kaufman on 2e, Black & 2e Achiever, Advocacy, More
Monday, October 10th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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THE IQ TEST. Scott Barry Kaufman, in a four-minute video at Big Think, discusses the need for new ways to assess intelligence, ways that will better evaluate twice-exceptional students. The video is engagingly titled "The Search for Intelligent Life Start by Re-Designing the... Read more
Special Ed, Cursive, ADHD, and More
Thursday, October 6th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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TEXAS, THE FEDS, & SPECIAL ED. The U.S. Department of Education is coming down on the state of Texas for its alleged capping of special ed services at a percentage of students significantly less than other states serve -- 8.5 percent versus a national average of about 13 perc... Read more
IDEA and FAPE, Hypertension and Cognition, ADHD, and More
Monday, October 3rd, 2016 by 76Trombones
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SCOTUS, IDEA, AND FAPE. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case where the issue is how much of an educational benefit schools must confer for students protected by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. What is a free and appropriate public education for these students ... Read more
LDs in College, Dyslexia Research, Child Psychiatry, and More
Thursday, September 29th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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THE ATLANTIC has published an article with the title "The Road to Higher Education With an 'Invisible Disability,'" and it offers good perspective on going to college with an LD. Also embedded in the article a couple resources for college-bound students with LDs, along ... Read more
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