Monday, July 2, 2018

Help GHF, Mental Health at College, Asych Development & Relationships, More

RESOURCES FOR IMMIGRATION FACILITIES. Gifted Homeschoolers Forum is prepared to ship bilingual informational brochures on giftedness and twice-exceptionality to border detention facilities as part of a package of child development resources. GHF’s stated purpose is to provide “context and understanding to parents, social workers, and facility personnel.” The problem? Money. GHF, a non-profit organization, is asking for donations to help defray the cost of supplying the brochures. You may find out more at the organization’s Facebook page.

MENTAL HEALTH AT COLLEGE. Here’s the introductory paragraph of a Washington Post article on the topic: “Mental-health problems among college students have been climbing since the 1990s, according to the American Psychological Association. And with services increasingly stretched at campus health centers, students have been taking action themselves through peer-run mental-health clubs and organizationsThe approach appears to be paying off…” Find the article.

GIFTED CHALLENGES. In a new blog posting, psychologist Gail Post writes about how asynchronous development can affect relationships. She describes asynchrony and its effects (even into adulthood), and three ways parents can help their out-of-sync children. Find Gifted Challenges.

TiLT PARENTING’S newest podcast is on picky eating. TiLT founder Debbie Reber says, “In this episode of the TiLT Parenting Podcast, I’m talking with Jennifer Scribner, a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and the author of the new book, From Mac & Cheese to Veggies, Please. How to Get Your Kid to Eat New Foods, End Picky Eating Forever, and Stay Sane in the Process, which is based on Jennifer’s work with hundreds of clients and details how any parent can dramatically change the diet of their pickiest kids.Find the podcast.

DISSERTATION ON GIFTED UNDERACHIEVEMENT. A Morgridge College EdD’s dissertation was honored by the college. The dissertation, titled “Underachievement of Creatively Gifted High School Students,” examines why underachievement may affect creatively gifted students. The author established the themes of interaction of creativity and underachievement; motivation; student perception of self; and student autonomy (or lack thereof). Read more.

A 2e TEASE. A brief story at St. Louis station left us wanting more information. The Miriam Academy in St. Louis serves students who learn differently, including the twice-exceptional, according to the story. And the school has partnered with a furniture store to give students the opportunity to pick up out-of-the-classroom skills. Find the story – what more of it there is to read.  Or, read more about Miriam Academy.

  • On IEPs, from Science Daily: “Academic struggles can also create significant stress and anxiety for children and families, a new study finds. Using a 15-question survey in families of children on IEP plans, researchers document actionable levels of distress.” Find the study write-up.
  • On ASD training for teachers, from NewsWise: “In a new study, children whose teachers received specialized training “were initiating more, participating more, having back-and-forth conversations more, and responding to their teachers and peers more frequently.” Find the study write-up.
  • On anxiety in young people, from Science Daily: “For the majority of affected youth, anxiety disorders are chronic, even after a successful course of evidence-based treatments, a new study finds.Find the study write-up.

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