2014 Issues

November/December, 2014

Focus: Dyscalculia

Publishers' Letter – Read an introduction to this issue.

Math Limits – Renee Hamilton-Newman, founder of dyscalculia.org, tells about her own math disability and offers strategies for teaching children who struggle with these learning issues. (Available to subscribers)

2e: A Dyscalculia Story K. Mayer shares personal experiences not only to offer hope to those considering homeschooling a 2e child, but also to inform others about dyscalculia, a math learning disability. Read it.

I > Dyscalculia Irene Hila relates how words have never been a problem for her, but those pesky numbers.... Read it.

Conference Coverage Coverage of sessions from NAGC’s Annual Convention. (Available to subscribers)

2e Tech: Book Trailers: The End of the Book Report for Bored, Gifted Learners? Read it.

Dr. Sylvia Rimm: Girls Who Underachieve in Math Read it.

Bob Seney on Books: The Absolute Value of Mike Read it.


Septemer/October 2014

Focus: 2e Tips and Resources for the New School Year

Publishers' Letter – Read an introduction to this issue.

Helping Twice-exceptional Learners Start the New Year – Elizabeth Nielsen and Dennis Higgins share strategies for helping 2e kids find success in the classroom. (Available to subscribers)

Follow the Fear Pat Sciortino offers tools teachers can use to help 2e students anticipate “curves in the road” in the writing process. (Available to subscribers)

Second Editions: Updates to Some Useful Resources Reviews of some “new and improved” versions of books we’ve reviewed and recommended in the past. Read it.

More Resources Some additional book reviews. Read it.

Operational Definition of Twice-exceptionality Introduced A definition aimed at helping identify 2e students. Read it.

2e Tech, new column on educational technology Read it.

Bob Seney on Books Read it.

Dr. Sylvia Rimm – Read it.


July/August 2014

Focus: Twice-exceptional & GLBTQ

Publishers' Letter – Read an introduction to this issue.

Gifted, Gay, and Dyslexic: Traits, Obstacles, and Solutions – Terry Friedrichs looks at the school and societal challenges that 2e sexual-minority students face. (Available to subscribers)

Gifted and GLBTQ: A Parent’s Perspective – Teresa Ryan Manzella shares her experiences and thoughts on being the parent of a "queer kid" who's also gifted. (Available to subscribers)

A Parent's Perspective: Counterpoint – A storyteller from The Moth Radio Hour shares his less-than optimal experience of coming out to his parents (Available to subscribers)

Autistic, Gifted, and Queer Youth: Support, Engage, Encourage – Emily Brooks advocates for queer and gender-nonconforming youths on the spectrum, not just as a educator who work with them but as a member of the community herself, diagnosed with ASD and labeled as gifted. Read it.

Different but the Same: Lessons Learned from Educating GLBTQ Gifted Adolescents – Jennifer Broome shares "a small sampling" of what she's learned working with the very specific twice-exceptional population of gifted adolescents who are also gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or questioning their sexuality (GLBTQ). Read it.

Anxiety in Gifted Children Find out the ways that psychologist Danielle Black suggested parents foster "healthy" anxiety in their gifted children at a family conference held by Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development. (Available to subscribers)

2e Tech, new column on educational technology Read it.

ICD: Dump Sexual Orientation-related Disorders? – A recommendation is made that would make getting health care easier for gay individuals and others with have gender atypicality. (Available to subscribers)

Dr. Sylvia Rimm – Read it.


May/June 2014

Focus: 2e kids with ASD (and the syndrome formerly known as Asperger's)

Publishers' Letter – Read an introduction to this issue.

Vision Problems in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Maybe those “autistic behaviors” are really symptoms of visual processing difficulties. Find out more from Lynn Hellerstein and Linda Hodgdon. (Available to subscribers)

Teaching Social Skills with RDI™ Sarah Wayland explains why kids with ASD gifted or otherwise struggle with social interaction and what effective social skills instruction involves. (Available to subscribers)

A Little Autistic: What We Learned on Summer Vacation –Find out how a family of four, all likely with Asperger’s, has learned to cope with the combination of giftedness and ASD. Read it.

The DSM-5 and Asperger’s See what some mental health professionals in the 2e community think about changes made last year in the DSM-5 regarding the way in which Autism Spectrum Disorders are diagnosed. Read it.

Event Preview: Annual SENG Conference in San Jose, California – Read it.

2e Tech, new column on educational technology Read it.

Bob Seney on Books Read it.

Dr. Sylvia Rimm – Read it.


March/April 2014

Focus: Impulse & Attention Issues

Publishers' Letter – Read an introduction to this issue.

A Researcher’s View of Kids with ADHD Find out why Sydney Zentall, Ph.D., has been described as “one of the few true beacons of light in an otherwise uninspiring field of ADD/ADHD educational researchers....” (Available to subscribers)

Developing Self-regulation of Learning with 2e Students Education consultant Richard Cash offers ways to help 2e students learn the self-regulation skills that will help them be successful learners. (Available to subscribers)

Iron Girl: One Parent’s Testimony to the Power of Dietary Change Suki Wessling, parent and writer, gives an account of the effects that a child’s biochemistry might have on behavior. (Available to subscribers)

2e Achiever: Sarah Renzulli – Find out how a child who “wasn’t college material” went on to earn a Ph.D., despite struggles with reading, attention, and other learning skills. (Available to subscribers)

2e Symposium See what a panel parents had to say about raising their 2e kids. Read it.

Some ADHD Resources Here's a listing of some helpful publications and online resources. Read it.

2e Tech Read it.

Bob Seney on Books Read it.

Dr. Sylvia Rimm – Read it.


January/February, 2014

Focus: Nonverbal Strengths

Publishers' Letter – Read an introduction to this issue.

Too Smart for Words, by Marlo Payne Thurman, M.S. Gifted kids whose strengths lie in the visual perceptual domains can struggle verbally, while their greatest aptitudes remain marginalized or under-challenged. (Available to subscribers)

Equitably Identifying Potential in All Students, by Dina Brulles, Ph.D., and Laura Liuzzo, Esq. A look at how the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test can identify potential in all students, including the twice-exceptional (Available to subscribers)

Lessons Learned in Teaching Children with Spatial Strength, by Rebecca Mann, Ph.D. An educator describes her "adventure" teaching twice-exceptional students with spatial strengths (Available to subscribers)

How to Be Your Child’s Best Advocate, by Mary McInerney, M.A. Steps that parents can take to maximize their 2e child’s school experience Read it.

Book Review: The Social Neuroscience of Education: Optimizing Attachment and Learning in the Classroom – A review of this 2013 book by Louis Cozolino, which looks at the world of social neuroscience and its application to the field of education (Available to subscribers)

Wrap-up of NAGCConference Coverage Get tips on helping reluctant writers and find out ways that kids can take control of their anxiety (Available to subscribers)

Dr. Sylvia Rimm – Read the column.

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