developmental and intellectual ability Articles
Mental Illness, 2e Resources, Seminar in Australia, More
Monday, October 6th, 2014 by 76Trombones
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IT'S MENTAL ILLNESS AWARENESS WEEK in the U.S., October 5th through the 11th. And before you rush on to the next item, consider that the National Alliance on Mental Illness NAMI, sponsor of the week, puts the following conditions under its list of illnesses anxiety disorders, ASD... Read more
ADHD Awareness, Special Populations, Due Process, and More
Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 by 76Trombones
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IT'S ADHD AWARENESS MONTH -- and ADDitude offers ways you can raise ADHD awareness, as if you weren't already enough aware of it in your home or classroom. Find out more. 'SPECIAL POPULATIONS" has a special meaning in gifted programs, denoting those gifted kids who might be ... Read more
Gifted Ed, Plus Items on ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, and Tourettes
Saturday, September 27th, 2014 by 76Trombones
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POTENTIAL AND ACHIEVEMENT. Researchers studying one large school district found that the kids who benefited most from gifted classrooms were not those with high IQs, but those with high scores on statewide standardized tests from the previous years. The operative term here is &qu... Read more
2e Story, ASD, ADHD, OCD, Parenting, More
Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 by 76Trombones
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2e CASE STUDY. Writing at the website Quartz qz.com, Jenn Choi tells the story of gifted "Aidan" and his adventures in education in New York City. Some of the usual horror stories are included, but Choi also quotes James Webb and points out schools such as Quad Preparat... Read more
Depression, Due Process, Poetry, Gut Bacteria, and More
Saturday, September 20th, 2014 by 76Trombones
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DEPRESSION. Of those who respond to our profile survey as newsletter subscribers, 41 percent rank depression as a "very important" factor in regard to their twice-exceptional children. By contrast, anxiety is ranked as very important by 71 percent; OCD by just 22 percen... Read more
Brain Imaging, OCD, Anxiety, Evaluation, and Crawling
Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 by 76Trombones
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BRAIN SCANS AND ADHD. Children with ADHD develop certain brain networks more slowly than typically developing children, according to researchers at the University of Michigan. The result is that those networks are less able to control activities like daydreaming and less able to ... Read more
Exercise, Autism Intervention, GHF Anniversary, and More
Friday, September 12th, 2014 by 76Trombones
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GIFTED HOMESCHOOLERS FORUM is observing 10 years of service to the families of gifted and twice-exceptional children. You can read more about the anniversary here, or visit the group's website here. Congratulations to GHF And does this mean that Corin is now 10 years older than w... Read more
Raising/Teaching Introverts, On the Spectrum, and Back to School
Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 by 76Trombones
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AUTISM SPEAKS highlights an under-development app for Google Glass that will provide the wearer with information on the emotional state of individuals viewed through Glass. Using facial recognition software, the app will be of use to those on the spectrum and others who have diff... Read more
Depression, ADHD, Hard Work versus Talent, and More
Friday, September 5th, 2014 by 76Trombones
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CHILDHOOD DEPRESSION can be difficult to distinguish because it manifests differently than adult depression, according to an article in the Washington Post. The article says that even preschoolers can show signs of depression, however, and provides characteristics of depression i... Read more
A Little News, an Offer, and A Few Resources
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 by 76Trombones
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THE NEWS...SHORT PEOPLE is the name of a song written and sung by Randy Newman a long time ago, but it's not necessarily going to be a label for your ADHD younger person who takes stimulant meds -- at least, according to research published in the journal Pediatrics and reported a... Read more
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