developmental and intellectual ability Articles
Conferences, AT, Evaluations, and More
Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016 by 76Trombones
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ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY. New Yorker Jenn Choi provides some useful leads for technology in an article at her site Toys Are Tools. The article, titled "Technology, 2e Kids, and the Pursuit of Happiness," gives her choices for tools that help with reading and writing. She al... Read more
Pi Day, BAW, ADHD, and Posting about Your Kiddo
Monday, March 14th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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IMPRESS YOUR BRIGHT KIDDO by knowing that today is Pi day -- March 14, 314, 3.14159 etc. Find out more. Or, order an inexpensive Raspberry Pi device so your young person can tinker and learn computing basics. Read about the Raspberry Pi in PC World. THIS WEEK IS BRAIN AWARENESS W... Read more
Javits Funding, Asking for Your Experience, Depression, and More
Thursday, March 10th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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CEC is giving you a chance to advocate for increased funding for the Javits Act, the only federal initiative for gifted education sigh. The Act is evidently supposed to be funded for 2017 in the munificent amount of 12 million. Congress has historically been pretty stingy in mone... Read more
2e Video, ADHD, Tourette's, Anxiety in Kids, Sleeping In, and More
Monday, March 7th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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WE'RE PLEASED TO OFFER a new video on our YouTube "channel," this one featuring Beverly Trail, Ed.D, author of the book Twice-Exceptional Gifted Children from Prufrock Press. At SENG 2015, Beverly sat down with the publishers of 2e Newsletter and offered all kinds of ti... Read more
ADHD, Dyslexia, Transitions, Advocacy, and More
Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 by 76Trombones
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ADHD IN THE WASHINGTON POST. The Post has published Parts 2 and 3 of a series of posts by Valerie Strauss on ADHD, based on the writings of Ned Hallowell. Part 2 is titled "What Many Parents and Teachers Don't Understand about ADHD in Kids," about the diagnosis and medi... Read more
ESSA and UDL, Dyslexia, SENG Conference, More
Monday, February 29th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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UDL AND ESSA. An article in Education Week about what's in the Every Student Succeeds Act notes that the act contains references to universal design for learning. UDL is a strategy that encourages the use of multiple ways for students to receive and express content, and, as such,... Read more
Processing Speed, ADHD, Introversion, and "Average"
Friday, February 26th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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PROCESSING SPEED is of concern to many who raise and teach 2e kiddos. We know this coz there's an article on our site that gets LOTS of hits. Understood this week features three articles on the topic in its email newsletterFour ways Brain Structure and Chemistry Can Affect Proces... Read more
The End of Average, NYC Confeence, Movie Screenings, A Love Letter, and More
Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016 by 76Trombones
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THE END OF AVERAGE is the title of a book written by a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. One the one hand, the traditional way of using data was to "rely on group averages to understand individuals and predict individual performance," according to a... Read more
ASD, ADHD, Depression, 2e the Movie, and More
Friday, February 19th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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A NOVELIST WRITES in The Washington Postabout his son, who early in life was placed in the middle of the autism spectrum and pronounced by one educator to have a "limited" future. But the son made it to college and blossomed. Read more about the trials, treatments, and ... Read more
Psychological Well-being, Books, Sleep, Attention, and More
Tuesday, February 16th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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GIFTED AND WELL-ADJUSTED An author in Psychology Today makes two points, together very interesting and relevant for the 2e community. Point 1 "On average, a synthesis of the research shows that gifted children end up as psychologically well-adjusted and quite high-achieving ... Read more
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