Monday, February 4, 2013

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

NON-PHARMA AD/HD TREATMENTS may not be as effective as some people think. Medscape noted a European study on the effectiveness of dietary and psychological therapies for AD/HD indicating that many were not, perhaps, supported by reliable evidence -- in particular, the use of blinded studies. Find out more at Medscape or at WebMD.  

TESTING ACCOMMODATIONS. NCLD notes a movement to restrict certain testing accommodations -- read-aloud accommodations or the use of a calculator -- and suggests that concerned parents make their opinions known. Find out more at NCLD

NEW: GIFTED CHILD MAGAZINE. A media-rich e-magazine, now in its fourth issue, is available for parents of gifted children. While the magazine costs $3.99/month or $39.99/year, the Australian publisher is offering the third issue free of charge for those who want to see what it's like. Contributors to the first issues included Deborah Ruf. Find out more

RAISING CREATIVE KIDS is the title of a new book by psychologists Dan Peters and Susan Daniels, just published by Great Potential Press. If nurturing creativity in your twice-exceptional child is a priority, check out the book. Peters has contributed to 2e Newsletter, and we have covered conference sessions on 2e-related topics by Daniels and Peters over the past few years.

SENGINARS coming up from SENG include one on culturally diverse gifted learners; giftedness as a life-long challenge; and part 2 of "living with intensity." The SENGinars are fee-based. Find out more.  

EIDE NEWSLETTER. The Doctors Eide have released the most recent edition of the Dyslexic Advantage Newsletter. It contains a summary of and pointer to a talk on "positive dyslexia"; a pointer to the Eides' talk to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry on the neurobiology of dyslexia; and updates on the Eides' recent activities. If you're a fan, as we are, check out the newsletter

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