developmental and intellectual ability Articles
2e, SPD, ASD, ADHD, IEP...
Friday, June 5th, 2015 by 76Trombones
2e TWICE EXCEPTIONAL, the movie. A DVD containing this documentary is now available for sale. This is an engaging, expertly produced video by a Hollywood professional with deep ties to Bridges Academy, whose students and families are the subject of the film. Proceeds from the vid... Read more
SENG, ADHD, Imposter Syndrome, More
Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015 by 76Trombones
SENG has issued its monthly newsletter, with three items to pay attention to. First, the organization has extended until June 10 the early-bird deadline for its July annual conference. Second, SENG has scheduled a SENGinar for June 8th titled "The Heart of the Gifted Underac... Read more
Finding a School, Anxiety, OCD, and All Kinds of Other Stuff
Friday, May 29th, 2015 by 76Trombones
FINDING SHANGRI-LA -- or, at least, the right school for your gifted or 2e kiddo. That's the topic that Dr. Michael Postma takes on in a posting at the site of He lays out questions to ask concerning how the school selects for special programming; whether the staf... Read more
Dyslexia and Vision, Summer Camp, SPD, Parenting
Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 by 76Trombones
DYSLEXIA, VISION PROBLEMS -- no link A recent study, the results of which will be published in the journal Pediatrics, indicates that most children with dyslexia have normal vision. An ophthalmologist commenting on the study at said, "...there is really no ... Read more
Personalizing Education, Mocking the Gifted, Processing Speed, and How the Brain Processes "Speed"
Friday, May 22nd, 2015 by 76Trombones
EDUCATION A "HUMAN BUSINESS" Is it In an Education Week interview, Sir Ken Robinson talks about problems with current education systems and how he advocates personalizing education, not standardizing it. This is the guy who gave what is evidently the most-viewed TED Tal... Read more
Acceleration, Depression, Giftedness, and The Little Prince
Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 by 76Trombones
BLOGGING ON 2e. An anonymous writer at the site of the Institute for Educational Advancement did a piece that was included in Hoagies' recent "blog hop" on twice exceptionality. Titled "Beneath the Surface Twice-exceptional Students," the piece uses, among oth... Read more
ASD in College, Anxiety, Baby Talk, and More
Thursday, May 14th, 2015 by 76Trombones
FOLLOW-UP. We wrote last week about a seminarworkshop to be held next month for parents and educators of twice-exceptional children. Scheduled for June 14-18 in Abiquiu, New Mexico, it features neuroscientist Layne Kalbfleisch as presenter. She is offering a special rate to reade... Read more
Kicked Off the Plane, DSM-5 Resource, SENG Honor Roll, More
Monday, May 11th, 2015 by 76Trombones
SMART, AUTISTIC, AND KICKED OFF THE PLANE. An incident on a United Airlines flight in early May prompted anger from the mom of a girl with ASD after they were asked to get off -- from first class, no less -- during an emergency landing prompted by a "behavior issue" in ... Read more
U.S. D.O.E. 2e Letter; 2e Blog Hop; More
Thursday, May 7th, 2015 by 76Trombones
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
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
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