Tuesday, July 10, 2012

News Items from the Publishers of 2e: Twice-Exceptional Newsletter

GIFTED AND MAINSTREAMED. Maybe it's money. Maybe it's policy. Maybe it's segregation. Those are some of the reasons offered by the Deseret News on why gifted kids aren't getting school services reflecting their gifts. The article quotes Sally Reis: "It's a bad time to be a gifted child in America." Find the article.
AD/HD: IS IT THE GABA? A Psychology Today blog describes a new study that examined the levels of GABA, an inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain, in kids with AD/HD compared to typically developing kids. Regions of the brain controlling voluntary movement showed lower concentrations of the neurotransmitter. Researchers noted that it was a small study needing replication, but said that it could open the doors to treatment involving GABA transmission. Find out more.
AT FOR LD. Dell and Microsoft are offering resources to teachers on using assistive technology in the classroom -- either features already built into computers or new products. Find out more.
ADDITUDE has issued a newsletter this week featuring an article called "The AD/HD Food Fix," focusing on nutritional interventions. Also in the issue: a couple of related pointers, one to an article on food coloring  and one to an "alt-treatments" forum. Find the newsletter
BRAIN CAFE. 2e Newsletter partner/publisher Linda says that she's found an interesting brain-related group on Facebook --https://www.facebook.com/groups/133141680107853/ See what you think!
DIAGNOSTIC HOMELESSNESS. That's one of the topics that Carol Barnes, from  Australia, will discuss in a session at the upcoming Dabrowski Congress in the Denver area next week. Her session is titled, "Overexcitabilities? Or Just Plain OverSights? 2e Learners Who are Diagnostically Homeless — a View from Australia." Find out more.

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