developmental and intellectual ability Articles
Lots of Items: ADHD, Asperger's, Gifted Ed, and More
Friday, July 18th, 2014 by 76Trombones
THE 2014 SENG CONFERENCE began yesterday in San Jose, California. We had planned to be there, exhibiting, covering sessions, and seeing friends and subscribers, but other circumstances intervened. We're sorry we couldn't be there, and we wish all attendees a satisfying and stimul... Read more
2e, "So Much Potential," Assistive Tech, More
Monday, July 14th, 2014 by 76Trombones
"HE HAS SO MUCH POTENTIAL. If only he tried harder That probably sounds familiar to you. The phrase was uttered by a teacher in a story inThe Jewish Press about a young man who as a third-grader could use the word "exacerbate" but not write his name on the blackboa... Read more
Teens, Tweens, ADHD, Meds, and More
Friday, July 11th, 2014 by 76Trombones
NOW THEY TELL US. Boston Children's Hospital researchers reviewing studies on stimulant meds for ADHD note that while studies show the effectiveness of the meds on symptoms, not many studies were performed regarding the safety of the drugs. An article in the Boston Globe explains... Read more
Genetics, ADHD, Parenting, Dyslexia, More
Monday, July 7th, 2014 by 76Trombones
GOT A RELATIVE WHO doesn't believe in learning issues, or ADHD The National Center for Learning Disabilities offers three tips so that you can "move forward in a way that will be most helpful for your child." Included how to establish common ground; bringing in reinforc... Read more
LD PhD, Sleep Deprivation, Columbus Group, and More
Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 by 76Trombones
LOTS OF ITEMS today, July 3, right ahead of our Independence Day observation here in the U.S., where we celebrate the formation of our country and ditching mean old George III of England. THE ITEM MOST LIKELY TO BE OF GENERAL INTEREST today is one that came to us via TheFreep tha... Read more
Anxiety, Stimulant Meds, Common Core Math, More
Monday, June 30th, 2014 by 76Trombones
ADOLESCENCE AND ANXIETY. There's what we think is an interesting and informative opinion piece on anxiety in The New York Times. The author, a professor of psychiatry, explains why teens might be more prone to anxiety. The explanation involves our old friend the amygdala -- again... Read more
ADHD, Biploar Disorder, Parenting, and More
Monday, June 23rd, 2014 by 76Trombones
ADHD AND IRON Can levels of iron in the brain help diagnose ADHD Maybe. Researchers have discovered that kids without ADHD and kids with ADHD who use stimulant meds both have higher levels of iron in their brains than unmedicated kids with ADHD. The research involved measuring le... Read more
Meds, TV Violence and Kids, and More -- Including Something Else to Worry About
Friday, June 20th, 2014 by 76Trombones
DOSING YOUR KIDS. Twice-exceptional kids are likely to, at some point, be on meds for anxiety, depression, ADHD, and other conditions. A new article at the site of the Child Mind Institute discusses considerations for finding the right dosage of particular medications, providing ... Read more
2e Definition, plus ASD, Anxiety, and More
Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 by 76Trombones
DEFINITION OF 2e. Sally Reis, Susan Baum, and Edith Burke are co-authors or an article in Gifted Child Quarterly titled "An Operational Definition of Twice-exceptional Learners Implications and Applications." The abstract of the article says, "In addition to introd... Read more
2e Goes to Congress? Plus ADHD, Teen Mental Health, More
Thursday, June 12th, 2014 by 76Trombones
2e NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBER RUNNING FOR CONGRESS. Jack Trammell, a professor at Randolph-Macon College in Virginia, is running for the U.S. Congress in Virginia's District 7. Trammel is head of the college's Disability Support Services and had also been the head of the school's hono... Read more
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