Monday, September 24, 2012

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

IN MANHATTAN? The Child Mind Institute is kicking off its 2012-2013 OCD Parent Forum Series, covering "a range of issues affecting children with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and their support networks, from navigating friendships and family gatherings to the ins and outs of treatment and medication," according to the organization. Find out more.  

IN CONNECTICUT?  Joan Glass runs a professional advocacy group for gifted children and families in Connecticut. Among her target audience are families with twice-exceptional chidlren. You may find out more at her Facebook page or website

IN THE CHICAGO AREA? A SENG Model Parent Group is scheduled to kick off 10 sessions in early October, according to a post on LinkedIn. Find more information here (if the link works for you), or email giftedparentgroups@gmail.com.

IN SEARCH OF FREEBIES? Prufrock Press is offering a free download from their book School Success for Kids with Dyslexia. The download consists of 28 pages, the intro and first two chapters of the book. Find out more.  

IN CEREBRUM as of today is an article titled "Play, Stress, and the Learning Brain." The editor's introduction to the article says, "the authors explore how play enhances brain development in children. ...[P]lay activates the brain’s reward circuitry but not negative stress responses, which can facilitate attention and action. Through play, children practice social interaction and build skills and interests to draw upon in the years to come." Find the article.

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