- Four ways Brain Structure and Chemistry Can Affect Processing Speed -- read it
- Information Processing Issues: What You Need to Know -- read it
- Classroom Accommodations for Slow Processing Speed -- read it.
THE AUTHOR OF QUIET (full title, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking is interviewed by NPR on the topic of supporting introverts. If you raise or teach a quiet 2e kiddo, this might be of interest. Find it.
FOLLOW-UP. NPR also interviewed the author of The End of Average, which we mentioned in our previous blog posting. In it, author and educator Todd Rose addresses topics such as individual differences, how we can "generalize across time, but not across people," standardized tests ("a sense of false precision"), and treating students as individuals. Find the interview.
ADHD, LYING. A columnist at The Washington Post takes on a questions from a reader about a 6yo with ADHD who is also "pretty intense." The columnist writes, among other things, "By virtue of her brain feeling more (the intensity) and her impulse issues (ADHD), your daughter is going to walk into trouble over and over. Her prefrontal cortex (pretty immature in even the average 6-year-old) is overloaded with sensory information. Before her brain can even sort through consequences, empathy and compassion, her body has acted." Find the column.