developmental and intellectual ability Articles
ADHD Nation, Dyslexia and Strattera, Growth Mindset, More
Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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ADHD NATION is the title of a new book on the "American epidemic" of the disorder, which examines the high rate of overdiagnosis and consequent medication in the U.S. The author, Alan Schwarz, along with experts Dr. Lawrence Diller and Dr. Ned Hallowell, were guests on ... Read more
"Super Visual Genius" Kiddo with ASD, Jane Clarenbach, $200K College Scholarship, and More
Thursday, September 15th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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A PHYSICIAN AND AUTHOR, writing at the Huffington Post, describes her son Jack's WISC-V experience at the hands of a special education consultant. Jack,"says the evaluator,"you, my friend, are a visual super genius." Jack also has an autismdiagnosis. The physiciana... Read more
Prozac for Dyslexia, Anxiety, Depression, and How to Help a Teacher
Monday, September 12th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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"READING" DRUG A team of researchers that included Sally Shaywitz of Yale University conducted a study to see whether the drug atomoxetine affects components of dyslexia in children, including decoding and vocabulary. Children receiving the drug showed significant impro... Read more
Jay Leno and Dyslexia, NAGC/Fordham Venture, Events, and More
Thursday, September 8th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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HAS JAY LENO EVER CALLED YOUR HOUSE No Maybe that's because your bright but dyslexic son never solicited Leno, along with other successful dyslexics, for advice to students with dyslexia. A writer in The New York Times recounts the events leading up to the call, and lists some of... Read more
ADHD, Back to School or College, SENG Webinar, and More
Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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BRAIN, BODY. Recent research indicates that the genes involved in conditions such as ASD, ADHD, major depression, and other neurodevelopmental disorders are also associated with physical disorders. From the study write-up "Of the 208 individual neurodevelopmental disorder ri... Read more
The Nature of Giftedness, Neurodiversity, an ADHD Webinar, and More
Friday, September 2nd, 2016 by 76Trombones
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GIFTEDNESS -- WHAT IS IT, and does it matter This week, a cluster of opinion pieces and essays on the topic surfaced in the media. One of the pieces sparked outrage. We've already mentioned Jen the Blogger's response. All of them are worth thinking about. Here they are...THE SPAR... Read more
A Little News, Some Resources, and Some Back-to-School Humor
Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER... and there's almost no real news. We do, however, have pointers to a variety of resources. THE NEWS -- Learning difficulties are somewhat more common in children conceived in the winter months, according to the BBC news. The difference was small, but rese... Read more
Caught in the Act, Events, Something to Think About, and More
Monday, August 22nd, 2016 by 76Trombones
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CAUGHT IN THE ACT. Three families in the Portland, Oregon, public school system have filed a complaint, saying that the district denied their children admission to a gifted program because of their disabilities, apparently learning disabilities. Of special interest is a copy of a... Read more
New Newsletters, Books, ADA Regs, and More
Friday, August 19th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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NEW ADA REGULATIONS. According to Disability Scoop, new regulations clarify exactly who is protected under the American with Disabilities Act. Prominent in the list of conditions are ADHD and learning disabilities. Read more. JAMES WEBB FANS, you can see a 22-minute podcast of ps... Read more
2016 Davidson Fellows, IDEA and Online Education, and More
Monday, August 15th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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DAVIDSON FELLOWS ANNOUNCED. The Davidson Institute for Talent Development has announced the 2016 Davidson Fellow scholarship recipients. Recipients were selected based on their engagement in projects that have great potential to benefit society. According to the Institute, it has... Read more
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