Tuesday, September 2, 2014

A Little News, an Offer, and A Few Resources


SHORT PEOPLE is the name of a song written and sung by Randy Newman a long time ago, but it's not necessarily going to be a label for your ADHD younger person who takes stimulant meds -- at least, according to research published in the journal Pediatrics and reported at the site of NPR. Longitudinal research found no height deficits in adulthood among young people who used stimulants for ADHD. Read more


We're repeating last year's popular fall sale for our "Spotlight on 2e Series" booklets. Any booklet is $12, plus shipping. Find out more


REMEMBER ERIC? That was the Education Resources Information Center, a repository of public domain research summaries on the topic of education. There's evidently a new home for them. You can find out more in a post at LinkedIn or go to http://eric.ed.gov/?q=Talented+and+Gifted&ff1=pubERIC+Digests+in+Full+Text.

CHILD PSYCHIATRY CONSULT is the name of a new feature at the site of Pediatric News. It's written by child psychiatrists for pediatricians. Articles in the initial batch include titles such as "Antidepressants and Youths"; "ADHD Boundaries with Normal Behavior"; a case study, "Obsessive-compulsive Disorder"; and "ADHD Medication Is Not Working." Find the feature. Free registration is required.

FROM TED. We see tons of stuff at TED.com that look interesting. Lately the site has featured a illustrated piece called "Five Brainiac Brain Facts"; find it. And while in the past we've pointed to a TED talk on education by Sir Ken Robinson, TED has assembled 10 talks on education that Sir Robinson chose. One is "What Do Babies Think" by one of our favorite intellects, Alison Gopnik; see the entire list.

SAGE is a publisher of journals and newsletters; they publish Gifted Child Quarterly, for example. For September, SAGE is allowing access to all of its neurology-themed publications free of charge. One publication: The Journal of Child Neurology. One caveat: these are not journals intended for the layperson; bring your dictionary. Find out more and register.

AND FINALLY, THIS. The "tortured genius"? (Think Robin Williams.) A Huffington Post writer weighs in on this old concept. ""There are plenty of geniuses who are not mentally ill, and there are plenty of mentally ill people who aren't geniuses.... Sometimes you have the two combined.... The illness is pervasive. Genius is much more rare." Read more.

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