Tuesday, January 4, 2011

SENG WEBINAR. The organization Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted offers a webinar on the topic of understanding overexcitabilities, to be presented by Susan Daniels of the Summit Center. The webinar is scheduled for January 31 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern time. Find more information.
WRIGHTSLAW, in the current edition of Special Ed Advocate, focuses on success stories in advocacy. Read it.
ADVOCACY SKILLS. The Washington, D.C.-based Weinfeld Education Group has scheduled several events concerning special education law and advocacy. The events are to be held in January, February, and March. Find out more at the organization's website.
GIFTED HOMESCHOOLER? We just received "A Word from GHF," the email newsletter from the Gifted Homeschoolers Forum. While it doesn't look as if they post the newsletter at their website, there's plenty of activity on their FaceBook page -- so if you homeschool that gifted or 2e child, check out GHF.
PEDIATRIC ADVICE ON VIDEO GAMES. If video game time is an issue with your gifted or 2e kid, you might be interested in the recommendations of  "Dr. Chuck," a New Hampshire pediatrician who offers advice to parents on the matter, as well as on nutrition and physical activity. He espouses a 5210 rule, which, according to an article about the doctor, stands for "stands for five fruits and vegetables, two hours of video games, one hour of physical activity and zero sweets." Read more.  
THE WORLD GIFTED CONFERENCE has been moved from South Korea to Prague, we've discovered from Jo Freitag's Gifted Resources News. It will take place August 8-12. (We'd better change our events listings.)

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