developmental and intellectual ability Articles
NYC 2e Conference, World Conference, Scholarships, and More
Monday, November 14th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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2e CONFERENCE IN NEW YORK. Quad Prep and the organization AEGUS Association for the Education of Gifted Underachieving Students have announced the dates for the third annual conference "Breakthroughs in Twice Exceptional Education." The conference will be held March 15-... Read more
NAGC, Anxiety, ASD, Some Events, and More
Friday, November 11th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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NAGC. We attended NAGC's annual convention, this one at Disney World last week. Watch for coverage of 2e-related sessions in the upcoming NovemberDecember issue of 2e Newsletter. NAGC has introduced a new strategic framework, announced at the convention, centered on Minds, Polici... Read more
Texas, Landmark, U of Iowa, DITD
Monday, November 7th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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FOLLOW-UP. Remember how the state of Texas figured that no more than 8.5 percent of its students should be eligible for special ed services They're changed their tune, according to the Houston Chronicle. Even so,"State officials vigorously defended a policy that arbitrarily ... Read more
First-person Story, Sports and Autism, SCOTUS and LDs, and More
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 by 76Trombones
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THIS WILL RESONATE. An article from The Hechinger Report, an education newsletter, is a first-person account by a high school junior of his school experiences. The line that hooks "I spend half my days in accelerated classes and the other half in special ed." Find the a... Read more
Educating Pediatricians, Managing IEPs, and More
Monday, October 31st, 2016 by 76Trombones
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IN THE AAP NEWS. The annual conference of the American Academy of Pediatricians was last week. Psychologist Dan Peters made the AAP News with his presentation on giftedness and how that can be "misdiagnosed" as ADHD, ASD, or a mood disorder. He also addressed the import... Read more
Success Stories, Destigmatizing LDs, and Brain Stuff
Thursday, October 27th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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LD VICTORIES. The Child Mind Institute has published a group of videos called "Our Stories" in which young people, parents, and advocates describe "victories" in children who have learning differences or mental health issues. The Institute invites us to see an... Read more
David Flink Interview, Parenting, Boredom, Screen Time, and More
Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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FOR YOU -- AND YOUR 2e KIDDO. David Flink, while still in college, founded the mentoring organization Eye to Eye, which matches college students who have LDs with younger, similar students who can use mentoring. In a TiLT podcast, David is interviewed by 12-year-old Asher, the so... Read more
Mental Health in Kids, Grade-skipping, "Gifted," and More
Thursday, October 20th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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MENTAL HEALTH is an important component of twice exceptionality. Some of our 2e kiddos have a disorder by definition, with conditions such as ADHD. Now Atlantic Online says that in the U.S. there are "more than 17 million young people who meet criteria for disorders that aff... Read more
Portland Followup, OCD, Scholarship, Advocacy, More
Monday, October 17th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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PORTLAND FOLLOW-UP. Officials in the Portland, Oregon, public school district have acknowledged the "appearance of an impermissible reliance on consideration of a disabling condition" in considering students for entry to its gifted program." As you might remember, ... Read more
Mental Health, Little Blue Pills, High-Stakes Testing, and More
Thursday, October 13th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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A CAUTIONARY TALE OF ADDERALL appears in The New York Times Magazine. A young adult weaves her own experiences with the drug together with research on Adderall's effects and a history of its development and marketing. The writer describes the effects on her life of unprescribed a... Read more
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