Thursday, September 12, 2013

From the Publishers of 2e Newsletter

TEACHING DYSLEXICS. In The Guardian, a teacher offers "tips, tricks, and tech" for teachers of students with dyslexia. Sample tip: use the font OpenDyslexic. Another: use images that exemplify sentences or unfamiliar words. Find the article.

SCHOOL ANXIETY: INHERITABLE. A longitudinal study indicates that back-to-school anxiety in children might be inherited from their parents' tendencies toward anxiety. The researcher began a study in 1984 and is now able to observe behavior in some of his original subjects' children. He also offers advice on how to deal with the problem. If this happens to be a timely issue for you, check out the article.

YOU ARE NOT ALONE is an anti-bullying video intended for use in school assemblies. The wrinkle: it features celebrities who were bullied as kids, celebrities such as Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, and even Kate Middleton. Find out more about the video at the site of the Child Mind Institute; there's also a link there to the video.

DYSLEXIA IN COLLEGE. A webinar from Dyslexic Advantage has been posted on YouTube. It's titled "Strategies for Success in College, Grad School, and Medical School," and it features learning specialist Diane Green from Brown University. Check it out, and if it's useful to you don't forget to donate something there to help support Dyslexic Advantage and its work. Separately, on September 18 Dyslexic Advantage offers another webinar, this one on phonemic awareness. From the blurb: "[L]earn why instruction alone will not help students with dyslexia get much past a third grade reading level, learn about the classic reading and spelling mistakes dyslexic students make (and why), and learn how to get them past a 'third grade brick wall' in reading." Find out more.

MISDIAGNOSIS IN GIFTED CHILDREN. On September 19, SENG offers a webinar titled "Differential Diagnosis: A Logical Approach to Understanding Commonly Misdiagnosed Features of Gifted Children." The presenter is pediatric neuropsycholgist Paul Beljan, on of the authors of Great Potential Press' book Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnosis of Gifted Children and Adults. Find out more.

NUTRITION AND ADHD is the topic of several articles this week at ADDitude.com. One article offers information on a high-protein, low-sugar, no-additives diet to relieve symptoms of ADHD; another covers supplements that might be of similar use. Find the articles.

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