Thursday, October 29, 2015

2e Newsletter, ADHD, ASD, Dealing with School, More

OUR WEBSITE now has some features from the September/October issue of 2e: Twice-Exceptional Newsletter posted in the public area. Find a commentary on ADHD eight-year-olds in handcuffs; news and findings from the 2e Center for Research and Professional Development; and more. Go to our home page.

VIDEO GAMES (SIGH) AND ADHD. A video game maker has developed a product that is says can improve working memory and attention, as well as some symptoms apparent to parents. Coming up: a full, randomized trial of the game. Read more.

PUSHING THE SEASON IN HOMESCHOOLING. The Gifted Homeschoolers Forum has announced its Spring, 2016, lineup of online classes. If you're homeschooling that 2e kiddo, maybe GHF has a resource for you. Find out more.

ASD OVER-DIAGNOSED? A government study suggests that more than nine percent of autism diagnoses in children may be incorrect. Reasons for over-diagnosis range from imprecise screening, choosing the wrong reason for language delays, or -- in some cases -- the availability of more services to kids with the ASD label. Read more.

GET READY FOR PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES with a worksheet from the organization Understood. The worksheet helps organize discussion in the areas of homework, class participation, academics, and more. Find the worksheet.

IEPs, 504s. Know the difference? The current issue of Special Ed Advocate from Wrightslaw can help. Find it.

NEAR DURANGO? Liberty School, a private school in Durango, Colorado, is hosting a fundraiser on November 14. The school serves dyslexic, gifted, and twice-exceptional children. Find out more.

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