developmental and intellectual ability Articles
Homework, ASD, Depression, Anxiety, Temple Grandin, and More
Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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DO YOUR HOMEWORK ON HOMEWORK. Homework has no effect on younger students, and a "modest" effect on the academic achievement of older students. That's the starting point for a piece by educational researcher Daniel Willingham in The Washington Post. In the piece he notes... Read more
Gifted Ed, Anxlety, Labels, Depression, and More
Friday, July 8th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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EDUCATION WEEK, in a blog, posting, offers "14 Things Gifted Students Want Teachers to Know." The posting is based on the personal experiences of a gifted advocate and his family. Example "I don't want to be singled out." Example "I need to know I'm gifte... Read more
2e-Friendly Schools, OCD, ADHD, More
Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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2e-FRIENDLY SCHOOL IN AUSTIN. A parent in Austin, Texas, contacted us to let us know about Ko School and Incubator. The parent wrote, "In one short year, my son went from barely surviving to thriving. While Ko School does not exclusively cater to 2e students, the small, mult... Read more
Dyslexia Screening, "Being You," 2e in Australia, More
Thursday, June 30th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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MISSOURI TO SCREEN FOR DYSLEXIA. The state of Missouri has enacted legislation requiring that public school students be screened for dyslexia, and that teachers receive training on dyslexia. An article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch credits the advocacy group Decoding Dyslexia fo... Read more
Overlooking Gifted Abilities, Parenting Teens, Podcasts, and More
Monday, June 27th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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A PSYCHOLOGIST from the Philadelphia area has a blog named "Gifted Challenges." A recent posting explores what happens when a gifted child's abilities are overlooked, say through mis-identification or through twice exceptionality. She offers five consequences of this si... Read more
Google Glass and ASD, Summer, ADHD Stuff, and More
Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 by 76Trombones
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GOOGLE GLASS AND AUTISM. Stanford University has developed an experimental application for Google Glass, one that helps children with autism interpret what others' faces mean, in real time. The children involved in the project use the device and application for three 20-minute se... Read more
Resources, Ear Infections and IQ, Exercise and ADHD, More
Monday, June 20th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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CENTER FOR TALENT DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE. Northwestern University's CTD is holding its annual summer family conference this coming Saturday on the university campus from 1 to 5 in the afternoon. In one workshop, titled "Straight A's and Stressed," professor Danielle Bla... Read more
FAPE, Javits, Gifted Ed, Math Camp, and More
Friday, June 17th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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WHAT'S FAPE According to Disability Scoop, the U.S. Supreme Court is considering hearing a FAPE case -- free and appropriate public education -- brought by the parents of a boy with autism. The parents removed the boy from public school in Colorado, enrolled him in a private scho... Read more
ASD in College, False Claims on Treating ASD and ADHD, and More
Tuesday, June 14th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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ASD IN COLLEGE. "Richard was one of the brightest kids in his high school class," starts a story produced by the Hechinger Report and featured at the site of Disability Scoop. The story focuses on the challenges faced by college students on the spectrum, no matter how s... Read more
Anxiety, Activity, ADHD, Depression, More
Friday, June 10th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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ANXIETY DISORDER. A meta-analysis by the University of Cambridge of 48 studies shows which cultures, genders, and age groups are most affected. The first two of 10 takeaways, according to the Huffington PostWomen are almost twice as likely to have anxiety disorder.Young people ar... Read more
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