Wednesday, March 7, 2018

2e in School, Evaluations, C.H.A., Screen Time, More

DEALING WITH SCHOOL. A mom and licensed therapist describes her travails with school in a piece at The problems? Her son is you-know-what, and school can't seem to provide the services he needs. She describes her situation and offers several pieces of advice to parents in similar situation, including this: "But most of all don’t give up or let the school system beat you into submission." Find the piece.

INSIDE AN EVALUATION FOR LEARNING DISORDERS is the topic of an article at the site of the Child Mind Institute. The article covers who can do an evaluation, the components, the possible need for a neuropsych eval, the process, and more. Find the article.

WHAT'S CHA? The initials refer to complementary health approaches, alternative treatments that can include things like mindfulness but also massage, vitamins, and aromatherapy. An article at The New York Times says that about a third of parents will disclose CHA to their doctors, although that number might be low. The article encourages parents to have open conversations with the child's healthcare provider about anything being provided at home for health reasons. Find the article.

MORE ON SCREENS. Yes, we know we presented several items in our previous blog, but here's a new one with potentially significant ramifications. It's an article by a researcher describing what he found about the link between screen time and depression plus suicide attempts. For example: "We found that teens who spent five or more hours a day online were 71 percent more likely than those who spent less than an hour a day to have at least one suicide risk factor (depression, thinking about suicide, making a suicide plan or attempting suicide)." Read more. (NOTE: While the site where the article appears, is unfamiliar to us, a media credibility site indicates that IFLScience publishes accurate information.)

GHF has announced that its summer online class schedule is available now and that its fall schedule is coming soon. GHF is 2e-friendly, so if you're looking for enrichment or something for homeschooling, check it out.

2e CENTER PD. The 2e Center for Research and Professional Development in Studio City, California, has scheduled a six-day professional development experience for educators of 2e students. Titled “Master Classes in 2e Education,” the June event is an opportunity to explore practical strategies in strength-based instruction, multi-modal curriculum, literacy development, and mathematics through understanding. A seminar series in academic and emotional regulation and in executive function will provide insight and unique approaches for student success, says the 2e Center. Find out more.

TiLT PARENTING talks to the producer of the movies "2e: Twice Exceptional" and "2e2: Teaching the Twice Exceptional." TiLT's Debbie Reber says, "In our conversation, Tom [Ropelewski] shares his story and personal why behind making these films, talks about the educational model at Bridges, describes how his films are helping to bring awareness of 2e kids’ into the mainstream, and gives us a sneak peek at his new film coming out later this year." Find the podcast.

DYSLEXIA. From Science Daily: "Many of the current US Federal and State dyslexia laws should be scrapped as they ignore scientific evidence and privilege some poor readers at the expense of huge numbers of others, according to a leading expert in reading disability." Find the article.

DEPRESSION. Lots of items over the past weeks. Here are the headlines.

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