Thursday, October 3, 2013

News Items, Resources from 2e Newsletter

GIFTED EDUCATION is the topic of an article in Education Week, and it covers trends, issues, funding, and other aspects of providing enrichment to the gifted -- or to as many students as possible. The article includes quotes from experts familiar to readers of 2e: Twice-Exceptional Newsletter, such as NAGC's Nancy Green and Neag's Joseph Renzulli, Find the article.

PREDICTING ADHD. An article at Science Daily suggests that parents rely on multiple sources of information to assess the possibility of ADHD in preschoolers. Those sources should include in-home observation, feedback from preschool, and input from a clinician. Find out more.

SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS. What do they do? Check out an article at the site of the Child Mind Institute for input from three school psychologists on how they might get involved in assessing, counseling, or consulting on behalf of students.

ADHD SELF-TEST FOR WOMEN. Here's an invitation from ADDitude: "Do you have signs of attention deficit disorder? Does your daughter? Only a mental-health professional can tell for sure, but completing a do-it-yourself symptom checklist will give you an idea of whether you have adult ADHD." Find the test. (You don't have to reveal the results.)

NCLD offers a chart comparing Section 504 and IDEA: purposes, who's protected under each, services available, and lots more. If you're concerned about getting your child the best possible FAPE, check out the chart.

TEDxYouth2013 is to be held in New Orleans on November 16th before a local audience of selected middle and high school students. The event will be be available via webcast to the public, and also will be used as the basis for over 100 separate YouthDay events around the world. The program itself will consist of three speaker sessions, featuring scientists, designers, technologists, explorers, writers, artists, and performers who will share short TED Talk lessons on their area of expertise. A TEDs spokesperson says, "Thanks to organizers around the world, youth audiences across continents will be dazzled by mind-shifting stories, inspired with creativity and have a chance to deeply explore an exciting range of topics and questions that make them think locally as well as globally." Find out more.

ASD: MULTI-DIMENSIONAL? A discussion on LinkedIn right now, sparked by a YouTube video, considers whether autism should be thought of as a one-dimensional spectrum or two, a "multi-dimensional space," as psychologist Aimee Yermish says in the discussion. The advantage of two dimensions: to be able to better accommodate all of the variations presented by those on "the spectrum." Find the discussion.

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