LONDON'S MAYOR, TWICE EXCEPTIONALITY. A writer in the UK Guardian, starting with comments about IQ made by London's mayor, Boris Johnson, segues to how pop psychology might see IQ but then launches into a discourse that includes cortical pruning, asynchrony, the Columbus Group, and over-excitabilities. The article rests briefly, explaining that twice exceptionality is more recognized in the U.S. than in the U.K., then pivots to include thoughts from James Webb on misdiagnosis and observations on gender differences in the brain. It's quite a trip for one column; find it. (And we still don't know exactly what the mayor said to prompt all this.)
DYSLEXIA. An article in the Los Angeles times concerning recent research says, "A faulty connection between where the brain stores the auditory building blocks of language and where it processes them may be to blame for dyslexia." Research imaging showed a weak connection between the speech area of the brain and the area that processes phonemes. Read more.
DYSLEXIA FACT SHEET. The International Dyslexia Association has published a fact sheet titled "Gifted and Dyslexic: Identifying and Instructing the Twice-Exceptional Student." Professor Jeff Gilger, who has contributed to 2e Newsletter, assisted in the preparation of the fact sheet. Find it.