developmental and intellectual ability Articles
FAPE (Again), The Time of Year, and More
Monday, December 19th, 2016 by 76Trombones
"SOME" BENEFIT VERSUS "MEANINGFUL." That's the crux of the Supreme Court case that Disability Scoop and other news media have been writing about over the past month or two. Another issue is the cost burden on public schools of providing "meaningful" ... Read more
Dyslexia, ASD (and Buzzies), and More
Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 by 76Trombones
DYSLEXIA SCREENING IN OREGON. A recently-enacted law in Oregon requires that every student in kindergarten and first grade be screened for dyslexia, with the aim of implementing early intervention if needed. Other recent legislation in the state addresses teacher training for dys... Read more
Lots of Research, A Little Politics
Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 by 76Trombones
MOSTLY RESEARCH AND STUDIES TODAY...DEPRESSION. Patients with depression can be categorized into four unique subtypes defined by distinct patterns of abnormal connectivity in the brain, according to new research. Find a write-up.What to look for to find depression in kids Watch f... Read more
2e in Texas, 2e-friendly Resources, and -- Harry Potter
Monday, December 12th, 2016 by 76Trombones
2e IN TEXAS. Evidently 2e students in Texas -- or any student needing special ed supports -- might not have been well served by the Texas Education Agency during the time the agency imposed percentage caps on the number of students eligible for special ed services. The U.S. Depar... Read more
Advocacy, FAPE, ASD Diagnosis, PISA, and Resources
Thursday, December 8th, 2016 by 76Trombones
SCOTUS AND FAPE. Disability Scoop has published an article on the current status of the US Supreme Court's acceptance of a case involving free and appropriate education. This case is the Colorado case, where parents complained that schools did not offer FAPE to their son with aut... Read more
SAT Accommodations, Parenting, Advocacy, More
Monday, December 5th, 2016 by 76Trombones
SAT ACCOMMODATIONS. The College Board, owner of the SAT and other standardized tests, will make it easier for students with disabilities to receive accommodations to take its tests. According to the College Board, "Beginning January 1, 2017, the vast majority of students who... Read more
Advocacy, Dyslexia, ASD, Parenting, More
Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 by 76Trombones
SOMETHING TO WATCH As the new administration takes shape in Washington, D.C., some observers express concern about the possible U.S. Attorney General, Jeff Sessions. He would be responsible for "defending and enforcing federal education laws that guarantee students with disa... Read more
Depression, OCD, a Ted Talk, and More
Monday, November 28th, 2016 by 76Trombones
STARTING ON A HAPPY NOTE, we have three items on depression, a frequent bug-a-boo to 2e kiddosMental disorders and physical diseases frequently go hand in hand. For the first time, psychologists have identified temporal patterns in young people arthritis and diseases of the diges... Read more
ADHD, Harry Potter Character, Holidays, and More
Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 by 76Trombones
UNDERSTOOD offers a blog posting by a writer and disability activist who explains how a character in the Harry Potter series -- Neville Longbottom -- helped her come to grips with her own learning and attention issues, giving numerous examples from the series. If you have a Harry... Read more
ASD, ADHD, Late Diagnoses, More
Monday, November 21st, 2016 by 76Trombones
WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY supports students on campus who have ASD with the Kelly Autism Program. A member of that program is featured in the lead of a New York Times article about how colleges are supporting these students, with counselors, peer mentors, and more. Find the art... Read more
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