developmental and intellectual ability Articles
U.S. D.O.E. 2e Letter; 2e Blog Hop; More
Thursday, May 7th, 2015 by 76Trombones
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GO, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION. According to Disability Scoop, the U.S. Department of Education has reminded state directors of special ed that twice-exception children must be evaluated and served under IDEA. The letter refers to 2e kids as "children with disabilities wit... Read more
Some BIG News Items, Resources
Monday, May 4th, 2015 by 76Trombones
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2e AND SPECIAL ED SERVICES. According to Disability Scoop, the U.S. Department of Education has reminded state directors of special ed that twice-exception children must be evaluated and served under IDEA. The memo refers to 2e kids as "children with disabilities with high c... Read more
ASD, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, 2e Myths, and More
Thursday, April 30th, 2015 by 76Trombones
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GENDER AND ASD. Disability Scoop tells us that, compared to boys, girls display different symptoms of autism, are diagnosed somewhat later on average, and are diagnosed at a much lower rate -- although the proportion of girls diagnosed with ASD has recently risen. Find out more. ... Read more
The Dark Side of Giftedness, a Neuroeducation Resource, More
Monday, April 27th, 2015 by 76Trombones
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SPEAK UP FOR KIDS 2015. The Child Mind Institute Sponsors this initiative during National Children's Mental Health Awareness Week, May 3-9. It includes awards to "change makers" who give voice to children's mental health; the release of the Children's Mental Health Repo... Read more
Achieving with LDs, ADHD & Writing, More
Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 by 76Trombones
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CAN YOU BE A GOOD STUDENT and still have learning disabilities That's the title of an essay at the site of the Child Mind Institute. All of us here know the answer to that question, of course, even though we would probably qualify the answer to "yes, but." The author is a board m... Read more
Three Items on ADHD, Access to AP Courses, More
Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 by 76Trombones
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SQUIRM TO LEARN -- cute phrase, and it's used in the title of a research write-up explaining that kids with ADHD need to move to remember information and think through problems. So instead of telling these students to sit still, "you need to be able to facilitate their movem... Read more
Mental Health Advice, ADHD Stuff, Parenting, and Late Blooming
Friday, April 17th, 2015 by 76Trombones
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ADVICE FOR PARENTS That's what the Chief of the Child Psychiatry Branch at the National Institute of Mental Health recently provided on the topic of kids with behavioral and psychiatric disorders. Those of us in the 2e community often have some experience with when and how to fin... Read more
Anti-gifted Bias, NCLB, Bidding on Goodies for 2e, and More
Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 by 76Trombones
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2e TWICE EXCEPTIONAL, the movie, has won another top festival honor. On Saturday, April 11, the documentary won the award "Audience Choice -- Best Feature" at the Silver Springs International Film Festival. Find out more about the film. NCLB UPDATE 1. The Washington Pos... Read more
New Belin-Blank Report, CCSS, NCLB, ADHD, More
Friday, April 10th, 2015 by 76Trombones
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"TOO SMART FOR THEIR SCHOOL'S OWN GOOD" That's one take on how schools underserve five million bright students in the United States, and it's part of the debate stirred up by the publication of the Belin-Blank Center's new report, a sequel to A Nation Deceived from 2004... Read more
Gifted Ed in Your State, The "Normal" Brain, More
Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 by 76Trombones
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STATES NOT "ACING" GIFTED ED. The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has released a report on how the various states handle gifted ed -- whether the states monitor or report on GT programs, for example; whether schools are held accountable for increasing gifted student performa... Read more
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