developmental and intellectual ability Articles
Aspie Enterpreneur, Overvalued Kids, Severe Media Control
Thursday, March 12th, 2015 by 76Trombones
"COMING OUT" WITH ASPERGER'S. A California entrepreneur, already wealthy, was first diagnosed at age 38 with Asperger's by a therapist who evidently took all of 30 minutes to make the diagnosis. He knew he was unusual; so did his friends. But after he got the label he s... Read more
Lots of Items -- ASD, UDL, ADHD, Depression, More
Monday, March 9th, 2015 by 76Trombones
THE CARE AND NURTURING OF THE GIFTED CHILD is the title of an article at the Huffington Post. The author, an arts critic, uses a variety of media works to illustrate and comment on issues such as living up to expectations; the discipline needed to develop gifts; parental pressure... Read more
2e Explosion, ADHD, Anxiety, Testing, More
Thursday, March 5th, 2015 by 76Trombones
COMING OUT OF THE WOODWORK is how Mike Postma describes the increase in the number of 2e kids in the 21st century. Writing in the SENG Vine Newsletter, Postma provides his own several-decade perspective as GT educator and offers several possible reasons for the apparent populatio... Read more
Gifted, Gifted Ed, Education... and Playgrounds
Monday, March 2nd, 2015 by 76Trombones
GIFTED ED NEBRASKA. Want a glimpse into how gifted ed funding can be disrupted at the state level Nebraska's gifted ed program, already funded at levels below neighboring states, faces some funding changes. Currently the state provides all of 54 per gifted student per year. Read ... Read more
Gifted Ed, Eating, Sleeping, Underachieving, and More
Friday, February 27th, 2015 by 76Trombones
COMMON CORE AND GIFTED ED. Evidently some states and schools districts are using the supposed rigor of the standards or the cost to implement them as an excuse for cutting gifted programs. An article at THE Journal describes a Fordham Institute study describes this trend and offe... Read more
Autism, Boys, Brains, Sleep, More
Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 by 76Trombones
UNDERSTANDING AUTISM is the title of an article at, and it does a good job of characterizing some of the traits and myths that adhere to the "autism" label. The author covers the "savant" misconception, for example, but also notes, "Autis... Read more
GT/LD for All, Processing Speed, ADHD Treatments, More
Friday, February 20th, 2015 by 76Trombones
GTLD FOR ALL. An educator "facetiously" says, "I teach all of my students as if they are gifted with learning differences." This in a post titled "Finding the Gift in Every Student." Her point is that a student-centered classroom will help all studen... Read more
Adolescence, Code Words, ADHD, More
Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 by 76Trombones
TEEN RISK NOT THE PFC Many professionals blame teen risk-taking and lack of planning on an immature prefrontal cortex PFC. Recent research from the University of Pittsburgh suggests that "the teen prefrontal cortex is not much different than in the adult, but it can be easil... Read more
Reading Ability, Declarative Memory, OCD, U.S. Education (Sigh), and More
Saturday, February 14th, 2015 by 76Trombones
PREDICTING READING ABILITY. Neuroscientist and psychiatrist Fumiko Hoeft, of the University of California at San Francisco, does research on children's success and problems with reading, recently completing a three-year longitudinal study children aged 5 and 6. The study analyzed... Read more
Annual Testing, The Brain, Energy Drinks, More
Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 by 76Trombones
WE AT 2e NEWSLETTER ARE RESEARCHING sources of professional development for educators on the topic of twice exceptionality. Those sources might be conferences held by associations; university courses or seminars; state department of education offerings; and more. If you know of s... Read more
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