Monday, April 8, 2013

From the Publishers of 2e: Twice-Exceptional Newsletter

GIRLS AND AD/HD. The Atlantic has published a first-person account by a young woman with AD/HD. In a way, it's a counterpoint to recent articles about overly liberal diagnoses of AD/HD, because the author points how how undiagnosed AD/HD can be harmful, drawing on her own experiences and her own self-perception that her symptoms were actually "embarrassing personal failings." There's also a lot of stories in the article about what it's like to be a girl with AD/HD -- as when the fire inspectors at Yale told her that her that her dorm room was the messiest they'd seen in 20 years. Find the article.

MY PROUDEST AD/HD MOMENT was the topic for contributors to a recent ADDitude feature posted online. Responses range from relief to turnarounds and more. Read them.

RtI AND LDs. An Education Week article described information from a couple of researchers into the effectiveness on the use of RtI for students with learning disabilities. Using surveys sent to state DOE offices and to hundreds of school districts, the researcher found that in districts using RtI, students "may spend a lot of time struggling in the classroom before being afforded the legal rights mandated under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act." Read more.

ON LINKEDIN. James Webb, of Gifted Potential Press, has started a discussion on LinkedIn related to one of his area of expertise, "Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnosis of Gifted Children and Adults." Check it out.

FREE WEBINAR ON DEFIANCE. ADDitude is offering a free webinar on April 11, 1 pm EDT, titled "ODD and AD/HD: Parenting Strategies for Working with Defiant Children 6-12." You can post questions in advance for the presenter, Ross Greene, Ph.D. Find out more.

YES I CAN. CEC has announced the recipients of its 2013 "Yes I Can!" recognition in seven categories. Read about these achieving young people.

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