Thursday, December 6, 2012

From the Publishers of 2e: Twice-Exceptional Newsletter

OVER-ACCELERATION? Montgomery, Maryland, Public Schools have adopted what parents are calling "one size fits all" math programming, according to the Washington Post. The school district, for its part, says it "aims to correct a system that over-accelerated students," a system in which MCPS students were already ahead of the nationwide standard. Also in the mix: Common Core State Standards. Find out more

THE SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST. If you're a reader of 2e: Twice-Exceptional Newsletter (especially of the May, 2010, issue), you know what a school psychologist does. But to a lot of people -- especially the kids being "psychologized," the job is a mystery. At the Child Mind Institute site, a real school psychologist shares student conceptions of what her job is. Find it

ABOUT.COM, to which we sometimes refer readers for its articles on topics such as AD/HD, now has a Facebook page on that topic, with, not surprisingly, links to all kinds of AD/HD information and resources. Find the page

MIND INSTITUTE. The UC Davis MIND Institute holds monthly lectures on a variety of topics, free and open to the public but also recorded for online play. The next four lectures, December through March, are on various aspects of autism. For example, on December 12 Helen Tager-Flusberg, Ph.D., is scheduled to present on "On the Origins and Development of Language and Communication in Autism Spectrum Disorder." Got an interest? Check out the lectures

COPAA is the Council of Parent Attorney's and Advocates, "a national membership association dedicated to securing high quality educational services for children with disabilities," according to the organization's website. The site offers resource information on disabilities, legal and advocacy resources, a listing of attorneys/advocates by state/territory, and more. Note that the emphasis is on disability, but we in the 2e community are used to borrowing from both sides, right? Find COPAA.

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