Monday, October 31, 2016

Educating Pediatricians, Managing IEPs, and More

IN THE (AAP) NEWS. The annual conference of the American Academy of Pediatricians was last week. Psychologist Dan Peters made the AAP News with his presentation on giftedness and how that can be "misdiagnosed" as ADHD, ASD, or a mood disorder. He also addressed the importance of meeting the social-emotional needs of gifted children. Read more about what Peters advised pediatricians to watch out for. Separately, another presentation at the conference dealt with behavior problems in children with high-functioning autism; find a write-up of the session.

ASD, ADHD. Pediatric researchers report that children with ASD may mistakenly be diagnosed with ADHD because they have autism-related social impairments rather than problems with attention. This is important for determining the right services and treatments for a child, say the researchers. Find a write-up of the research.

SMART KIDS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES has posted a new piece about myths associated with learning disabilities. Read it to see if you on your 2e journey have so far encountered any of the four myths discussed.

GOT A KIDDO WITH AN IEP? Understood offers information about ways to assemble and organize an IEP binder. Find the information.

LD ONLINE provides resources from the Landmark School Outreach Program. Landmark School is a Massachusetts day and boarding school for students with language-based learning disabilities who are in grades 2-12. The resources consist of teaching strategies to help students establish communication skills for addressing challenging situations. For example, one strategy is scripting, providing a student with the words to use in a particular difficult situation. Find the resources.

THE CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION FOR THE GIFTED has issued a call for presenters for its next annual conference, March 3-5. If you've got something to contribute that would further the goals of the 2e community, we urge you to consider submitting a proposal. (Plus you'd get half off your conference registration.) Find out more.

IN ORANGE COUNTY? The Reid Day School is offering an evening presentation on November 10 titled "The Social and Emotional Needs of Bright Children," with Dr. Marc Lerner. Find out more.

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