developmental and intellectual ability Articles
SCOTUS and IEPs, Unemployed with ASD, Policy, and More
Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 by 76Trombones
ENDREW F DECIDED. The Supreme Court has handed down a decision in the case of Endrew F affirming that an IEP must enable a covered child to make progress under IDEA. Special ed attorney Matt Cohen calls it a "huge win" for parents and advocates, and says, "Although... Read more
ASD, Asperger's, Summer Camp, Parenting, ADHD, More
Friday, March 17th, 2017 by 76Trombones
AUTISM DOCUMENTARY. Starting on April 4, U.S. PBS television stations will show a documentary seeking to describe the sensory experiences of those with autism, according to Disability Scoop. Find out more. Separately, The New York Times also describes a documentary about a man wi... Read more
Breakthroughs Conference, Processing Speed, 2e Achievers, and More
Monday, March 13th, 2017 by 76Trombones
ACCORDING TO QUAD PREP, the "Breakthroughs" 2e conference on Wednesday and Thursday of this week in New York City is on, snow or no snow. Quad Prep says, "Our speakers are here and ready to go" The subject line of their email announcement was "Breakthroug... Read more
Ability Grouping, Creativity & Neurodiversity, Imaginational OEs, and More
Thursday, March 9th, 2017 by 76Trombones
GIFTED CHALLENGES. This blog, in a recent posting, takes on the topic of ability grouping, contending that it works and that it's essential once a student gets to middle school. Psychologist Gail Post debunks the rationale for the mixed-ability classes and points out why middle s... Read more
Parenting, Advocacy, Resources, Policy & Politics
Monday, March 6th, 2017 by 76Trombones
ADVOCACY. Parents with a purpose can make a difference, as an article at the Washington Post explains. A mom, Katherine Spurlock, "wanted to make sure that her daughter, who has dyslexia, received appropriate interventions and placement in school but learned that Montgomery ... Read more
Survey of 2e Adults, Parenting, Test Accommodations, Steve Jobs, and More
Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 by 76Trombones
RESEARCH PARTICIPATION OPPORTUNITY. A psychology student working on his senior thesis at Dominican University in California is seeking twice-exceptional adults to respond to a survey about their experiences. Find out more. SMART KIDS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES examines common tes... Read more
ADHD, Parenting, Research Participation Opporunities, and a Seussian Take on IEPs
Monday, February 27th, 2017 by 76Trombones
BEHAVIORAL THERAPY FIRST FOR YOUNG KIDS WITH ADHD. That's the conclusion from a report from the Centers for Disease Control on how to address ADHD in kids under six years old, according to an article in The Washington Post. Read it. THERAPY DOGS IN SCHOOL. The Supreme Court has r... Read more
Breakthroughs Conference, Time-outs, 2e-friendly School, Cats, and More
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 by 76Trombones
THE ANNUAL "BREAKTHROUGHS" CONFERENCE in New York City is coming up in March. If you're considering attending, you can find the presentation titles and descriptions at the site of Quad Prep, co-sponsor with AEGUS of the conference. For example, Susan Baum, who is on the... Read more
Reading, Writing, RTI, and More
Monday, February 20th, 2017 by 76Trombones
MOTHERWELL, a digital publication about modern parenting, has published a piece called "When reading at grade level is not good enough." Two factors are behind the title the writer's own self-admitted perfectionistic tendencies, and the fact that her seemingly smart dau... Read more
Temple Grandin, FAPE, ASD, Anxiety, Depression, Gifted Ed, More
Thursday, February 16th, 2017 by 76Trombones
TEMPLE GRANDIN has been named to the National Women's Hall of Fame, according to Disability Scoop. She was chosen for her work as an autism advocate -- and also for her work in animal science. Read more. HOW HYPER IS TOO MUCH Here's the first sentence from an article at Psych Cen... Read more
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