WEBINAR FROM SENG. On May 4, SENG offers a webinar titled "A Delicate Balance: The Relationship Between Giftedness, Learning Disorders, and Asynchronous Development." Counselor Andrew Mahoney presents. A fee applies. Get more information.
A FAMILY CONFERENCE BY CTD. Northwestern University's Center for Talent Development puts on a family conference each summer devoted to topics related to giftedness. This year one of the sessions is titled "Understanding and Supporting Your Twice-exceptional Child," to be presented by neuropsychologist Alicia Ali, PsyD. Find out more.
INSTITUTE: BUILD YOUR OWN MICRO-SCHOOL. If you're frustrated with "traditional" schooling and want to take education into your own hands, Jade Rivera offers a summer institute called "Build Your Own Micro-school. It's a three-month online course. Find out more.
SUMMER CAMP IN MINNESOTA. Arete Academy is offering a series of summer camp sessions for kiddos of the 2e persuasion. Find out more.
MOOD DISORDERS CENTER. The Child Mind Institute in New York has opened a Mood Disorders Center which, according to the Institute, "offers cutting edge, tailored treatment services for children and adolescents suffering from mood disorders and related concerns, including depressive disorders, bipolar disorder, disruptive mood dysregulation disorder, suicidality and self-harm, and emotional dysregulation." If you think this resource might be of use to you, find out more.
LANDMARK COLLEGE SUMMER INSTITUTE. This is for educators and professionals who deal with students who learn differently. It's put on by the college's Institute for Research and Training. Learn more.
THE MOVIE "GIFTED." Jen the Blogger gives her take on whether this movie is something we might want to watch. Find out what she says.
SMART KIDS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES offers two resources:
- Six steps to help your child make friends, a new article; find it.
- Information about the 2017 Fred J. Epstein Youth Achievement Award honorees; find it.
NCLD REPORT ON LDs. "The State of Learning Disabilities" is the newest edition of a report from the National Center for Learning Disabilities. According to NCLD, the report "provides key insight into the progress that has been made—and the work yet to be done—to raise expectations and improve outcomes for the 1 in 5. The report also highlights the need for targeted policy reforms and additional research into evidence-based solutions that will help create a more inclusive society that recognizes the potential of all individuals." Find the report.
TiLT PARENTING. The founder of this site for "differently wired" kids is writing a book and looking to include input from parents of such kids. To that end, Debbie Reber is wondering: "Have you experienced a powerful, personal transformation that positively shifted how you relate to your child? Have you made a change in your family that helped get you through and past a rough patch? Have you discovered the secret to helping your child feel emotionally regulated or connected or confident?" If so, and if you want to share, go here. (TiLT's regular site is here.)
ADHD STRATEGIES. Edutopia offers "Six brain-based strategies to help kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder build confidence, engagement, and focus." Need those at your house? Find them.