Sunday, August 5, 2012

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

ARE YOU "EX-URBAN"? The Center for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins University is reaching out to rural, high-performing kids with a program called "Rural Connections" that involves scholarships to CTY residential enrichment programs. An Education Week article provides more details; find it.
2e PROGRAM IN DC. NAGC pointed us to an article about a one-year-old program at a Washington, D.C., Jewish school. Called "Twice Exceptional" and led by a former staffer at the Montgomery County Public Schools, the program's aim is to "provide the correct accommodations and materials for students who may be misunderstood in the classroom." Read more
ALSO FROM NAGC. The NAGC publication Gifted Child Quarterly is soliciting empirical or theoretical articles for the fall, 2013, issue, which will deal with twice-exceptionality. The deadline for proposals is September 1, so if you're interested, find out more from the publisher or from NAGC
GOING TO COLLEGE WITH AD/HD. PsychCentral offers an article called "Colleges Gear Up to Help Students with AD/HD." The article covers some of the roadblocks AD/HD students may face and advice on how to get around those roadblocks. Find the article
PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT is the topic of an article in The New York Times. From the article: "..the optimal parent is one who is involved and responsive, who sets high expectations but respects her child’s autonomy. These 'authoritative parents' appear to hit the sweet spot of parental involvement and generally raise children who do better academically, psychologically and socially than children whose parents are either permissive and less involved, or controlling and more involved." Read more.
TODDLER GEOGRAPHY. A UK toddler named Sherwyn can apparently identify all of the world's nations on a world map and match them with their flags. His parents plan to have his IQ formally assessed -- but they have to wait until he's three. Find out more.

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