Wednesday, October 14, 2015

ADHD & Meds, New to 2e, and Conferences

ADHD MEDS, ANXIETY. Apparently stimulant meds used to treat ADHD reduce anxiety in children, something we, anyway, wouldn't have intuitively guessed. This finding comes from a meta-review appearing in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology and reported at PsychCentral. Read more.

A MOM'S ACCOUNT of the beginning of her journey in the 2e world appears in the publication Edge Magazine Online, apparently an East Coast oriented venture with a variety of features. (There's no "About Us" section to help dummies like us figure out what Edge is.) In the article "A School for Little Man," Lavinia Lee Mears describes he son's strengths... and challenges. We read her reaction to the evaluation of her son... and read her "lessons learned" as she jumps into dealing with schools, IEPs, and everything else. Find the article.

UNDER THE RADAR. The Wisconsin Association for Talented and Gifted (WATG) is holding its annual conference on November 5th and 6th, with the 6th featuring sessions for parents. Also featured, a teen conference. We missed notice of this conference and have not heretofore included it in our listings, sorry! Find out more.

2e: TWICE EXCEPTIONAL, the movie, will be screened as part of the New England Conference on Gifted Education and Talent Development, held October 22-24, in Cromwell, Connecticut. In case you're looking for another reason to attend this event, the movie screening will be moderated by Susan Baum, a member of the 2e Newsletter Editorial Advisory Board. Find out more.

AND ONE MORE CONFERENCE. Don't forget the International Dyslexia Association conference coming up October 28-31 in Grapevine, Texas. According to the website, it's actually two conferences, one for professionals and one for families. One 2e-related session is a symposium chaired by Professor Jeffrey Gilger, a researcher who emphasizes twice exceptionality in his work. Also participating: Susan Assouline, a member of the 2e Newsletter Editorial Advisory Board, and Betsy McCoach. Find out more about the symposium.

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