Tuesday, November 12, 2013

From the Publishers of 2e Newsletter

BACK FROM NAGC. We spent part of last week in Indianapolis at the NAGC Convention. In the upcoming issue of 2e: Twice-Exceptional Newsletter, watch for coverage of some of the sessions we covered on topics such as gifted underachievement, "I Hate to Write," an in-development screen to find gifted Aspies, aggression in 2e kids, and more.

DYSLEXIC ADVANTAGE WEBINAR TOMORROW. It's on the topic of "Neurodiversity in the Classroom -- Strength-based Strategies," and it's to be presented by Thomas Armstrong. Find out more.

BELIN-BLANK RESOURCE. Sometimes we have to go to conferences to find out what's posted online. At NAGC we found out that the Belin-Blank center has a PDF resource on its site titled "The Paradox of Giftedness and Autism: Packet of Information for Families." Find it.

SAGE RESOURCE. For some reason, the publisher SAGE is offering free access to some of its publication for a few weeks. Among the titles are several on bullying and some "must-read" articles, one of which is titled "High-Ability Students' Time Spent Outside the Classroom." Find the publications.

FACE-TO-FACE TALKING. Sometimes we discover interesting things in The New York Times obituaries. Clifford Nass, a Stanford professor, died recently, and his obit tells us his thoughts on face-to-face versus machine communication: “We’ve got to make face-to-face time sacred, and we have to bring back the saying we used to hear all the time, and now never hear, ‘Look at me when I talk to you.’” Find the obit.

TEENS, IMPULSE CONTROL. They don't have as as much, when faced with danger, as younger children or as adults, possibly because of lowered activity in a brain region called the ventromedial prefrontal cortex. A researcher speculates that "dangerous activities bring their own emotional reward" to those teens. Read more.

CONTROLLING ADHD. A young woman who works for the NCLD describes how she was able to control her ADHD during high school and college, providing insight into what it feels like to have ADHD. Find the account.

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