developmental and intellectual ability Articles
ASD in College, False Claims on Treating ASD and ADHD, and More
Tuesday, June 14th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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
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
Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD, Depression, More
Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 by 76Trombones
SPD, WITH AND WITHOUT ASD. An article in The Atlantic explores sensory processing disorder, both in the context of autism and outside it. The article recounts the history of sensory processing disorder, noting that it's still not in the DSM. It also notes how recognition or accep... Read more
Education Disconnect, ADHD, Actress Speaks out on Depression, More
Friday, June 3rd, 2016 by 76Trombones
GREAT ARTICLE in The Washington Post about a bright young man with Asperger's. The twist the young man's mother is a journalist who has covered education, among other topics, for almost a decade. She writes, "theres no bigger disconnect between my professional and personal e... Read more
Grit, TiLT, Introversion, More
Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 by 76Trombones
MORE GRIT DEBUNKERS. A student columnist for The Daily Northwestern adds her two cents to the discussion on the importance of grit in success. She writes something of interest to those of us in the 2e community"In fact, emphasis on 'grit' is not only detrimental to those who... Read more
Funding for Gifted and 2e Programs, Mental Health, and More
Friday, May 27th, 2016 by 76Trombones
DO WE NEED TO FUND GIFTED AND 2e PROGRAMS That's the question posted at the site of the Education Commission of the States ECS. You know the correct answer. ECS notes that schools tend to ignore the needs of gifted students, and cites the lack of state and federal funding for the... Read more
Pioneer in 2e, Educator Resources, More
Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 by 76Trombones
PIONEER IN 2e STUDIES HONORED. Dr. C. June Maker was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Letters degree from Western Kentucky University recently, according to WKU News. She is a graduate of WKU and currently a professor at University of Arizona. WKU News says, "Dr. Makers 1976... Read more
Giftedness, ADHD, Parenting Resource, and More
Friday, May 20th, 2016 by 76Trombones
JOE RENZULLI posted on May 11 a YouTube video titled "What Is Giftedness" In it, he explains his stance that giftedness is not just IQ, but that it combines above-average ability and not just academic abilities, task commitment motivation or grit, and creativity. This i... Read more
"Speaking" Gifted and ASD, Helping Parents of the 2e, Movie-goers' Breath, and More
Tuesday, May 17th, 2016 by 76Trombones
A TWICE-EXCEPTIONAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT tells what it's like to "live in parallel universes," and makes some great arguments for "peer advocacy." He writes, "Just about every day at school I witness an exchange between a teacher and an autistic student wh... Read more
A Reader's Response to a Recent Posting
Monday, May 16th, 2016 by 76Trombones
ON MAY 5th we pointed to an item in the Huffington Post written by a parent who has dyslexia wondering about the place of GATE programs in today's educational system. We included the item in yesterday's briefing and received the following thoughtful reply from Trish Seres, advoca... Read more
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