Resources

IEP, 504 Plans

Wrightslaw
Special Education law and advocacy

Section 504 and IDEA Comparison Chart
An overview comparing 504 and IDEA from the National Center for Learning Disabilities


2e Learners, Twice-exceptional, GT/LD

2eNewsletter
Helping 2e children reach their potential

Hoagies’ Gifted Education Page
“All Things Gifted” resource for parents, teachers, administrators, mental health professionals, and gifted kids and adults

Trail, Beverly. Twice-Exceptional Children: Understanding, Teaching, and Counseling Gifted Students.
This book helps teachers and educators further their understanding of twice-exceptional students and offers strategies for the classroom.

Parenting Gifted Children: The Authoritative Guild From the National Association for Gifted Children
A resource for parents to support their child in school and beyond.

The Twice-Exceptional Dilemma
National Education Association

MCPS Publications
Resources from guidebooks, checklists to professional education provided by Montgomery County Public Schools, Maryland.

Colorado Resource Handbook
Colorado Department of Education – Twice-Exceptional Students Gifted Students with Disabilities.

MGATE
The Maryland Coalition for Gifted and Talented Education (MCGATE) is a nonprofit state affiliate of the National Association for Gifted Children.


Professional Development

Recognizing GT/LD Webinar
What to look for to identify 2e learners and how to help them in the classroom.

Please also refer to the references in the 2e Learners/Twice-exceptional/GTLD category above.


ADHD/ADD

General Resources
ADDitude
Strategies for ADHD & LD

CHADD – Greater Baltimore Chapter
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Understood
Support for parents for children ages 3-20 who are struggling with learning and attention issues.

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) Handbook
Virginia Tech Cook Counseling Center

School Related
ADHD Students Learn Differently: Try these ADD Classroom Strategies

College Assistance Guide for People with ADHD

Creating the Optimal Environment for a Kid with ADHD

School Success for ADHD/LD Kids: Accommodations, Homework, Focus

Coping
7 Ways to Reduce Stress: Calming Techniques for Adults with ADHD

ADHD and Technology: Helping Our Children Reclaim Their Focus and Attention

Beat ADHD Anxiety and Stress

How Dogs Can Help People with ADD & ADHD

The Calming Effects of Swimming for People with ADHD

Other
ADHD and Addiction – What is the Risk?


Gifted

Hoagies’ Gifted Education Page
“All Things Gifted” resource for parents, teachers, administrators, mental health professionals, and gifted kids and adults

Talented Program Solutions
Partnering with schools and families to create educational experiences that challenge every child every day.

Baltimore County Office of Advanced Academic Education
Learn more about services, resources and meetings.
Brochure 2014-2015

BCPS GT CAC  |  Facebook Page
The Citizens Advisory Committee for Gifted and Talented Education in Baltimore County, Maryland

MGATE
The Maryland Coalition for Gifted and Talented Education (MCGATE) is a nonprofit state affiliate of the National Association for Gifted Children.


Slow Processing Speed

Bright Kids Who Can’t Keep Up: Help Your Child Overcome Slow Processing Speed and Succeed in a Fast-Paced World
Book by Ellen Braaten PhD and Brian Willoughby PhD
Video Part 1
Video Part 2
Video Part 3
Video Part 4

The Science of Processing Speed: Why Some Children Struggle to Keep up, and the Impact on Learning and Attention
The Lab School of Washington, Lauren McGrath, PhD

Resources from Understood.org
Can Processing Speed Ever Improve?
Your Questions Answered
Accommodations for Slow Processing Speed
What’s the Difference Between Sluggish Cognitive Tempo and Slow Processing Speed?
7 Ways to Help Kids with Slow Processing Speed Take Notes in Class


Special Education

Baltimore County Office of Special Education
Learn more about services, resources and meetings.


Support Groups for 2e learners

Eye to Eye
Youth mentoring programs run by and for those with learning disabilities.

GTLDNet
Montgomery County, Maryland Support Group

Individual Differences in Learning Association, Inc
Howard County, Maryland Support Group

With Understanding Comes Calm  |  Facebook Page
Support for parents of gifted and distractible children through education, strategies and advocacy training.

Parenting exceptional children can be challenging, isolating and may cause family discord. Our services have straightforward goals: Parents gain tools to foster their child’s success – at home and in school, with relationships, academics, and activities. Our mission is to empower parents through knowledge, strategies and support so they feel good about their parenting and themselves, and can help their children succeed and grow in self esteem.

Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG)
SENG is dedicated to fostering environments in which gifted adults and children, in all their diversity, understand and accept themselves and are understood, valued, nurtured, and supported by their families, schools, workplaces and communities.


Local Advocacy Groups

Advocates for Baltimore County Schools
A coalition of education advocacy groups, each with a unique focus, but a common mission: improved responsiveness, accountability, transparency, and performance for Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS).