developmental and intellectual ability Articles
2e Stories, Anxiety, James T. Webb Interview, Attention, and More
Monday, June 12th, 2017 by 76Trombones
DON'T FEEL BAD if you had trouble figuring out what was going on with your 2e kiddo before you knew he was twice-exceptional. At the Huffington Post you can read about a family in which the two parents have a combined three advanced degrees in education -- but who went through th... Read more
2e IEP, Anxiety, Resources/Events, Puberty, and More
Thursday, June 8th, 2017 by 76Trombones
UNDERSTOOD, in its "My Parent Journey" feature, has a blog post from a dad describing how his family was able to get, over the years, an IEP that worked both for his 2e son's learning challenges as well as for his giftedness. The story is interesting in that it wasn't u... Read more
Conference, Aspie Comedian, Dogs and Reading, and More
Monday, June 5th, 2017 by 76Trombones
22nd BIENNIAL WORLD CONFERENCE. The program for this event, to be held July 20-23 in Sydney, Australia, is online at the conference site. A quick scan indicates that there are 10 sessions or events with "twice-exceptional" in the title, including a keynote by Karen Roge... Read more
Diagnosing 2e; Homeschoolers as "Missing Voices"; Survey Opportunities; and More
Friday, June 2nd, 2017 by 76Trombones
PSYCHOLOGIST DEVON MACEACHRON specializes in twice exceptionality, and she has written an insightful blog posting on the topic of giftedness and dyslexia. The posting, however, applies to other "e's" beside dyslexia and brings some clarity to how learning disabilities s... Read more
Readings, Research, and Research Participation Opportunities
Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 by 76Trombones
TODAY'S BLOG features readings from organizations we cover often, such as Undestood and the Child Mind Institute; recent research results of possible interest to the 2e community; and a couple research participation opportunities SENG offers, from its archives, an article titled ... Read more
Dyslexia, Processing Speed, Reading, Education Policy, and More
Friday, May 26th, 2017 by 76Trombones
MYYOUNGERSELF. We've mentioned the Child Mind Institute campaign in May in which prominent individuals with LDs or mental health issues give advice on those issues, as if to their "younger selves." Understood describes fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger's advice, based on ... Read more
Education Budget, Resources, and "Most Likely Not to Pay Attention"
Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 by 76Trombones
K-12 EDUCATION BUDGET. In our previous blog posting, we pointed to aWashington Poststory about the potential impact on education stemming from budget changes for 2018. ThePosthas issued a follow-up, claiming that the administration is proposing to eliminate "Mental health se... Read more
Child Behavior, Policy and Education, Sleep, Therapists, Booklet Sale, More
Thursday, May 18th, 2017 by 76Trombones
NAUGHTY OR NATURAL An article in Psychology Today explains how some child behavior can seem "bad," but may instead be natural. Says the article, "When we recognize kids' unwelcome behaviors as reactions to environmental conditions, developmental phases, or our own ... Read more
2e Conference, Advocacy, New Edition of "To Be Gifted and Learning Disabled"
Monday, May 15th, 2017 by 76Trombones
GIFTED PLUS CONFERENCE IN TEXAS. The Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented has scheduled a conference for June 22-24 on serving gifted students who are twice-exceptional, ELL, or members of other underserved gifted populations. A "Twice Exceptional Summit" is to... Read more
Policy, Funding, Summer Camp, Achievers, More
Thursday, May 11th, 2017 by 76Trombones
SPECIAL ED FUNDING. Yesterday the Council for Exceptional Children provided details of special ed funding for 2017. As we mentioned previously, the overall level is up slightly. You can see how each major program fared at the CEC's Policy Insider. Also noted there that Javits pro... Read more
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