What exactly is “Twice-Exceptional” (2e)?

Twice-exceptional students are those who are identified as gifted according to state criteria in one or more of the categories of giftedness (cognitive, academic, creative, leadership, or arts). In Colorado, these students, once identified, are most likely provided with an Advanced Learning Plan (ALP). AND Identified with a disability according…

ADHD Students & Section 504 Regulations: What Parents & School Psychologists Need To Know

In response to numerous complaints alleging discrimination in elementary and secondary education programs related to ADHD, the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued two documents to clarify and provide guidance on Federal obligations of school districts to students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In particular,…

Evidenced-Based Intervention Techniques for Dyslexia, Learning Disorders, and ADHD

Students with learning and attention disorders face significant challenges in the classroom. That is why it’s important to seek tutors, programs, schools, and teachers who are using evidence-based intervention techniques and best practices. It’s important to note that terms like scientifically-based and research-based are distinctly different from evidence-based practices in…

Brain Training Programs for ADHD, Dyslexia and other Learning Disorders: Issues & Controversies

Parents are eager to help their ADHD or LD child, and in response, there is a wave of new companies offering hope by touting extraordinary claims. At Turning Point, we have decided to dig a little deeper to determine if their claims are backed by nonbiased, reputable science. Buzz words…

“13 Reasons Why” Netflix Series: What to consider

“13 Reasons Why” Netflix Series has gained a lot of attention since its release last month. Although the goal of the series is to raise suicide prevention awareness, it’s also raising some concerns that suicide prevention experts are asking everyone to be aware of. There are some potential risks involved…