Thursday, June 21, 2012
News Items from the Publishers of 2e: Twice-Exceptional Newsletter
AD/HD MEDS REDUX. The Washington Post reported on some Food and Drug Administration study on prescriptions, noting that prescriptions for AD/HD meds have increased by 45 percent between 2002 and 2010. This comes on the heels of the New York Times article about kids without AD/HD using stimulant medications to help study. Read the article.
GIFTED IN AUSTRALIA -- dumbing down. The Age reported on an inquiry in Victoria, Australia, about the status of gifted students there. Apparently some kids dumb down to fit in, and gifted students may be mis-perceived in many ways. The inquiry called for a strategy to deal with the students, noting that ''These neglected students represent our state's future visionaries and innovators.'' Find the article.
DYSLEXIA RESOURCE. The University of Michigan website "Dyslexia Help" has been brought to our attention by a representative of the university, and we pass it on as a potential resource for those concerned with dyslexia. The site offers information for dyslexics, parents, and professionals.Also included are news about dyslexia and success stories. Find the site.