developmental and intellectual ability Articles
A Reader's Response to a Recent Posting
Monday, May 16th, 2016 by 76Trombones
ON MAY 5th we pointed to an item in the Huffington Post written by a parent who has dyslexia wondering about the place of GATE programs in today's educational system. We included the item in yesterday's briefing and received the following thoughtful reply from Trish Seres, advoca... Read more
Mindfulness, Gap Year, Education in Finland, More
Saturday, May 14th, 2016 by 76Trombones
DON'T FORGET that our spring booklet sale is going on right now. If you subscribe to the newsletter or briefing, check your inbox for details;or,go to the newsletter website. We offer ten "Spotlight on 2e Series" booklets on topics that include parenting 2e kiddos, gift... Read more
Whoopi Goldberg, a 2e Blog Hop, Grit, and More
Thursday, May 12th, 2016 by 76Trombones
WHOOPI GOLDBERG, who has dyslexia, was featured at the 13th annual Adam Katz Memorial Conversation held by the Child Mind Institute recently. According to the institute, "Goldberg sat down with Dr. Harold Koplewicz, president of the Child Mind Institute, to talk about the ch... Read more
Depression News, 2e Center Workshop, A Kiwi News Story, and More
Monday, May 9th, 2016 by 76Trombones
DEPRESSION. The Washington Post notes the value of celebrities who acknowledge their issues with depression or anxiety. The article mentions Kristen Bell talking about her mental health concerns in a video, Captain America Chris Evans talking to Rolling Stone about his anxiety, a... Read more
Asperger's and Comedy, 2e Schools, and More
Thursday, May 5th, 2016 by 76Trombones
ASPERGER'S ARE US is a four-man comedy group. All four are on the spectrum, and they've been writing comedy together for about a decade. The group is the subject of a documentary recently purchased by Netflix, and this summer the group has lined up some club dates in places such ... Read more
Cool Writing about 2e, 2e and Human Rights, and More
Thursday, April 28th, 2016 by 76Trombones
2e ESSAY. A writer who crafts poetry, fiction, and essays has a piece at the site of ADDitude, where she describes how she -- like most parents of kids with challenges -- was torn between wanting to help and letting her 2e son learn on his own to "keep his head above water.&... Read more
A Special Post of a "Best Thing I Ever Did for My 2e Child."
Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 by 76Trombones
A while ago we asked on Facebook and in blog and briefing for readers' responses to the question "What's the best thing you've ever done for that 2e child you raise or teach." We published the responses in the MarchApril issue of 2e Twice Exceptional Newsletter and also... Read more
Autism, Some Interesting Ideas, a Couple More Summer Camps, and More
Monday, April 25th, 2016 by 76Trombones
AUTISM WHAT WE KNOW. We know that children on the spectrum might not "read" emotions well, and researchers at the University of Vermont think one reason might be that those kids focus on a speaker's mouth rather than the eyes -- especially when emotion in involved in a ... Read more
Gifted Ed, Depression, ASD, Gap Year, and More
Friday, April 22nd, 2016 by 76Trombones
IDENTIFYING, SERVING GIFTED STUDENTS. "Once we have a clear idea of what giftedness is and acceptable criteria for identifying these kids, then we need to invest time and effort on what we are doing with these kids." That's what a professor from the University of Albert... Read more
A Must-read, Anxiety, and Lots of Brain Stuff
Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 by 76Trombones
MUST-READ. The Washington Post's "Answer Sheet" column features a 47yo educator who provides a great first-person account of what it was like for him to grow up on the spectrum -- early diagnoses of intellectual disability, then of severe learning disability; bullying a... Read more
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