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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.
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)
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A Walden University researcher is seeking K-12 educators in the United States to participate in a research study. On another page on this site is the researcher's invitation letter to prospective participants. We are publicizing this study as a service to the 2e community.
See the videos on our new YouTube channel, Your2eTV. One features 2e expert Susan Baum providing some basic tips to both parents and educators. Check it out. The other features educational consultant Matthew Wanzenberg on the transition from high school to college for twice-exceptional students, and how a coach can help during that transition; find it.
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March 23, A Celebration of Dyslexia, San Francisco, California, by the nonprofit Dyslexic Advantage. An afternoon of hands-on activities and fun talks by people with dyslexia who share what it's like to hunt for dinosaurs, create special effects for the movies, design video games, paint nature illustrations, and be a CEO. More information at http://celebratedyslexia.org. (Preceding this event will be Dyslexia Beyond Reading: Memory, Cognition, Expertise, and Innovation, a scientific symposium in partnership with UCSF Dyslexia Center. More information at http://bit.ly/dyslexiaconference.
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