Thursday, May 10, 2012

From the Publishers of 2e: Twice-Exceptional Newsletter

EDUCATION WEEK published an article on twice-exceptional students on May 8, its first article on the topic that we can recall. The article quotes a number of experts who are familiar to those who read 2e: Twice-Exceptional Newsletter. Keep it up, Education Week! Read the article
LANDMARK COLLEGE, which bills itself as "the college of choice for students who learn differently," has announced that it will offer its first bachelor's degree, in liberal studies. To date a two-year school offering an associate's degree, Landmark will also offer new associate's degrees in life sciences and computer science/gaming. The new programs will launch this coming fall. Find out more.
BEACON COLLEGE, which currently bills itself as "the only four-year accredited college in the nation for students with learning disabilities and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD)," has established a program whereby its students mentor elementary-school students who have learning disorders. The result: mentors and those mentored both blossomed, according to an article in the Leesburg, Florida, Daily Commercial. Read more.
MAURICE SENDAK. If you have a twice-exceptional kid of the more "intense" variety, you might have identified with Max and his family in "Where the Wild Things Are," by Maurice Sendak, who died this week. We read it to our kids, and remember it still. The New York Times has an obituary.
HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS. If such rankings are of interest to you, US News & World Report's 2012 Best High School rankings are out. Find them
ATTENTION RESEARCH UPDATE. The April edition of David Rabiner's e-newsletter is out. In it he reviews a study of an AD/HD intervention called TEAMS (Training Executive, Attention, and Motor Skills). According to Rabiner, "The premise of TEAMS is that consistently engaging children with AD/HD in activities that challenge and exercise particular neurocognitive functions can strengthen the underlying neural activity that support these functions and thereby diminish AD/HD symptoms." The intervention reduced symptom severity and the amount of impairment from symptoms. Find the newsletter.
PRUFROCK PRESS, in one of its blogs, highlighted four resources for teaching twice-exceptional students, among them 2e Newsletter (thank you). Find the other resources.

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