developmental and intellectual ability Articles
Back to School and More
Monday, August 11th, 2014 by 76Trombones
BACK TO SCHOOL. The words back to school were in the headlines of the majority of the press releases we read today as we looked for items worthy of the blog; no releases, however, contained news worthy of passing on. That said, some of the organizations we follow are offering wha... Read more
Law and 2e, ASD in College, Depression, More
Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 by 76Trombones
IDENTIFYING AND SERVING THE 2e LEGAL ISSUES. 2e Newsletter contributor Rich Weinfeld has co-authored an article for a CEC gifted group covering what the law says about identifying and serving gifted students who are also educationally disabled. The article covers law such as IDEA... Read more
Autism, ADHD, SPD, Dyscalculia, more
Friday, August 1st, 2014 by 76Trombones
THE KIDS WHO BEAT AUTISM is the title of an article in the Magazine section that means it's kind of long in the upcoming Sunday New York Times. It tells the stories of some of the small percentage of children who, after being diagnosed with autism so severe that they are non-verb... Read more
Asperger's, IEPs, Accommodations, More
Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 by 76Trombones
AUTISM SPEAKS offers occasional "In Our Own Words" stories in which persons on the spectrum describe what it's like. The most recent story is by a young man with Asperger's who is a recent film school graduate. He talks about his interest in film making, how he was able... Read more
Gifted Camp, Behavior Problems, ADHD, Depression
Friday, July 25th, 2014 by 76Trombones
GIFTED SUMMER CAMP. A program at Drury University, in Springfield, Missouri, attracts gifted middle-schoolers from across the Midwest, according to television station KSPR, presumably located somewhere near Springfield. The program is somewhat unusual in our perspective because i... Read more
Anxiety, Depression, Anxiety AND Depression...
Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 by 76Trombones
THIS IS National Parenting Gifted Children Week SENG and NAGC partnered to get this national event registered, and each organization is offering free webinars during this week. SENG also offers a free ebook and a blog tour. Visit either organization's site to find out more. And c... Read more
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
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