2013 Issues

November/December, 2013

Focus: Dyslexia

Publishers' Letter – Read an introduction to this issue.

Gifted and Dyslexic: How the Talent-centered Model Works, by Susan Baum, Ph.D. How to make the classroom experience worthwhile for gifted dyslexic students (Available to subscribers)

The 2e Journey from a Parent’s Point of View, by Dan Peters, Ph.D.  What a psychologist has learned about gifted dyslexic children by raising his own (Available to subscribers)

Eric Lax, 2e Achiever, by J. Mark Bade A profile of a young entrepreneur with dyslexia (Available to subscribers)

Book Review: The Dyslexic Advantage, by Brock and Fernette Eide (Available to subscribers)

Conference Coverage More coverage of 2e-related sessions from the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children (Available to subscribers)

Conference Coverage Coverage of 2e-related sessions from the Annual Convention of the National Association for Gifted Children (Available to subscribers)

More Conference Coverage See what wouldn't fit in this issue of the newsletter from the WCGTC and NAGC conferences. Read it.

Dr. Sylvia Rimm – Read the column.

Bob Seney on Books: Paperboy Read the column.


September/October, 2013

10th Anniversary Issue: Highlights from the Past, plus more

Publishers' Letter – Read an introduction to this issue.

Strategies for Teaching Twice-exceptional Students, by Susan Winebrenner, M.S. (Available to subscribers)

The Ten Commandments I Teach By, by Susan Baum, Ph.D. (Available to subscribers)

The Special Education Process: IEP versus 504 Plan, by Andrea Bennett, M.Ed., and Lisa Frank, M.Ed. (Available to subscribers)

My Son, the Navaho, by Marijke Jones. (Available to subscribers)

Brain Bases of “Late Blooming,” by Brock L. Eide, M.D., M.A., and Fernette Eide, M.D. (Available to subscribers)

The Role of Parents in Helping Gifted Children with Learning Problems, by Joyce VanTassel-Baska, Ph.D. (Available to subscribers)

Becoming a SENG Model Parent Group Facilitator — Learn about this training that prepares leaders to help parents of gifted and 2e kids help one another. Read it.

Conference Coverage: SENG. (Available to subscribers)

  • A Critical Reexamination of Mental Health Diagnoses
  • Building, Growing, and Maintaining a Parent Support and Resource Group
  • Love, Understanding, and Other Best Practices: Advocacy for Twice-exceptional Kids
  • Understanding and Teaching the Gifted Student with ADHD

Conference Coverage: World Gifted Conference. (Available to subscribers)

  • What’s Exceptional about Twice-exceptionality?
  • Creating and Facilitating Discussion Groups for Gifted Students.

Event Croverage: Keys to Successful Student Engagement – Tips for Teachers from Susan Baum. (Available to subscribers)

Dr. Sylvia Rimm – Read the column.


July/August 2013

Focus: Parent coaching

Publishers' Letter – Read an introduction to this issue.

Parent Coaching: A Support System for Families – Find out how coaches identify a family's needs and then help them meet those needs. (Available to subscribers)

Parent Coaching vs. Therapy: A Conversation with Carolyn Stone – Learn what the difference is between therapy and coaching. (Available to subscribers)

Coaching of the Twice Exceptional By the Twice Exceptional – Find out how this husband-and-wife team collaborates with families to help them resolve the issues that are holding them back. (Available to subscribers)

Book Review: Creating Effective Programs for Gifted Students With Learning Disabilities (Available to subscribers)

Fighting for FAPE: The End of the Line – See how the long-time legal battle between a 2e family and a Texas school district turned out. Read it.

Dr. Sylvia Rimm – Read the column.

Bob Seeney on Books – Read the column.


May/June 2013

Focus: Getting a proper diagnosis

Publishers' Letter – Read an introduction to this issue.

Screaming and No One Listening: Advocating for the 2e Child A story of one child that exemplifies the plight of 2e children in today’s educational system (Available to subscribers)

Finding the Right Diagnosis in Gifted Children Deficit in short-term memory? Or working memory? How a pediatric neuropsychologist makes differential diagnoses in twice-exceptional children(Available to subscribers)

Using Qualitative Methods to Avoid Misdiagnosis of 2e Children A look at how gifted and 2e children have been ill-served by the trend toward viewing potential diagnoses through a narrowing lens (Available to subscribers)

Understanding, Diagnosing, and Coping with Slow Processing Speed What slow processing speed is, how to identify it, and how to deal with it (Available to subscribers)

Race-to-the-Middle and the Twice-ignored Child A parent's perspective on federal education initiatives and our brightest learners Read the column.

Dr. Sylvia Rimm – Read the column.


March/April 2013

Focus: Helping 2e students draw on their inner resources

Publishers' Letter – Read an introduction to this issue.

Helping 2e Students to Draw on Their Inner Resources – An overview that looks at  ways 2e students can learn to help themselves. Read the article.

Executive Functioning, Self-questioning, and School Success Michael Gladstein recommends changing our view of executive functioning from a set of skills to acquire to a means for self-regulation — the ability to self-monitor in order to reach specific goals. (Available to subscribers)

Metacognition and the 2e Learner Alicia Cole explains how metacognitive strategies can have a positive effect on 2e students, especially in reading comprehension and math reasoning skills. (Available to subscribers)

Positive Psychology and the 2e Learner Adam Kaplan and Chris Wiebe discuss using “Signature Strengths” to promote student resilience, positive emotion, and increased sense of purpose. (Available to subscribers)

A Project on Twice Exceptionality That Worked! Karen Rogers describes the results of Project 2Excel, a multi-year, Javits-funded research project in Minnesota. (Available to subscribers)

Book Review: Mind, Brain, and Education Science, A Comprehensive Guide to The New Brain-Based Teaching A review of this 2011 book by Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa, which looks at the application of new findings in neuroscience to education. (Available to subscribers)

Annual 2e-Friendly Summer Camp Listing (Available to subscribers)

Dr. Sylvia Rimm – Second Opinion Needed on 2E Boy. Read the column.

Bob Seney On Books – N.E.R.D.S. – National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society. Read the column.


January/February 2013

Focus: Reserach related to twice-exceptional children

Publishers' Letter Read an introduction to this issue.

Research and Interventions: Overview of Learning and Behavior Challenges in Twice-exceptional Children – Beth Houskamp and her team of researchers discuss their findings on learning and behavior challenges in 2e kids. (Available to subscribers)

A Conversation with Susan Assouline – The new head of the Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development shares what researchers there have learned about twice-exceptional children and the Center’s goals for the future. (Available to subscribers)

Interview with M. Layne Kalbfleisch, 2e Researcher – Kalbfleisch describes how imaging technology and traditional neuropsychological assessments identify how brains of 2e individuals differ in structure and function. (Available to subscribers)

Perspectives on Response to Intervention from NAGC 2012 More coverage from the November NAGC Convention: perspectives from three sessions on RtI. (Available to subscribers)

Dr. Sylvia Rimm – Update on Gifted Child Flirting with Asperger's Read the column.

Bob Seney On Books The Night the Moon Ate My Room! Read the column.

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