developmental and intellectual ability Articles
ADHD Meds, Linda Silverman, Anxiety, Depression, and the ICD-10
Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 by 76Trombones
ADHD MEDS. If that 2e child you raise has ADHD, you're probably familiar with at least some of the medications prescribed to help him or her function best. The site of the Child Mind Institute has just published an article on ADHD meds, subtitled "A look at the alternatives,... Read more
Who Are the Gifted, Three "Awareness" Events, and More
Friday, October 2nd, 2015 by 76Trombones
"WHO ARE THE GIFTED AND TALENTED, and What Do They Need" That's the title of a piece at the site of NPR that covers the definition of giftedness, the identification of the gifted, and how schools should serve the gifted. The piece quotes experts familiar to the readers ... Read more
Special Ed, ASD, Anxiety, Gifted Adults, More
Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 by 76Trombones
ANYONE WHO'S HEARD JONATHAN MOONEY talk about the "short bus" will appreciate an opinion piece in last Sunday's New York Times. Titled "A Special Education," it describes the writer's early experience with special ed in upstate New York. Some of the experience... Read more
Anxiety and Depression; Finding the Gifted; tCDS for ADHD; and Big Macs
Thursday, September 24th, 2015 by 76Trombones
ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION. We know lots of 2e kids have anxiety, and lots have depression. We suspect that many kids have both. A series of "cartoons" at Medical Daily illustrate what it's like to have both. The cartoons are by the creator of the comic strip "The Awkw... Read more
Resources, Follow-ups, and Items that Disturb
Monday, September 21st, 2015 by 76Trombones
ON A SHOESTRING. We deeply appreciate the support of our readers in snazzy Zip codes, and we also appreciate that some families have less resources than others. There's a "blog hop" at the site of Gifted Homeschoolers Forum titled "Parenting Gifted2e Kids on a Shoe... Read more
Meds for Kids, College Helps Aspies, More
Thursday, September 17th, 2015 by 76Trombones
TWO CAUTIONARY STORIES are in the news this morning about drugs for kids. The first is about the antidepressant Paxil and how original drug trial data has now been reanalyzed to show that it was more dangerous for teens than originally thought. The second is about the antipsychot... Read more
Truly Individualized Learning; The Science of Adolescence; and More
Friday, September 11th, 2015 by 76Trombones
INDIVIDUALIZED LEARNING through brain imaging is the goal of a researcher at Ohio State University who has just received a National Science Foundation Grant. The project will look for the neural underpinnings of student strengths and weaknesses, hoping to discover biomarkers that... Read more
Javits Grant, ADHD Diagnosis, More
Tuesday, September 8th, 2015 by 76Trombones
JAVITS GRANT IN FLORIDA. Seminole County Public Schools has received a Javits Grant from the U.S. Department of Education to increase the representation in gifted programs of underrepresented groups. The five-year, 2.4 million grant will "include alternative methods of ident... Read more
Hyperactivity in ASD, Getting Kids to Talk about their LDs, and More
Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 by 76Trombones
HYPERACTIVITY IN ASD may be reduced by a drug called guanfacine, according to Psychiatric News. An "alert" from that publication reported on a study involving the effects of an extended-release form of guanfacine on children with ASD who were also hyperactive, impulsive... Read more
2e School in Connecticut, Advocating for Your Student, and More
Monday, August 31st, 2015 by 76Trombones
2e SCHOOL RESOURCE IN CONNECTICUT. An article in the Greenwich Free Press profiles a teacher who has created three different day schools plus an educational consulting business. Each successive school opened by Vicky Newman is dedicated to serving students of a particular profile... Read more
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