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Learning Disabilities and Asperger’s Syndrome

Learning Disabilities and Asperger’s Syndrome | Twice Exceptional Students | Scoop.it
LD and Asperger's (AS) sometimes share characteristics, but they are separate disorders. Those with AS usually have communication and social skills problems.
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Ad Campaign Uses Famous Figures to Put a Face on a Problem: Twice Exceptional Students

Ad Campaign Uses Famous Figures to Put a Face on a Problem: Twice Exceptional Students | Twice Exceptional Students | Scoop.it
A campaign to highlight the potential of children with learning difficulties uses famous achievers from history who are believed to have had some of the same problems.

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Lou Salza's curator insight, December 12, 2013 5:32 PM

Congratulations to our collegues at the  Bridges Academy in LA! -Lou

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"As a campaign for a school for students in grades 5 through 12 seeks to encourage parents to enroll their children, it also has a larger purpose: helping to change perceptions about students who are described with terms like learning disabilities, learning differences, special needs and special education.

 

The campaign is for Bridges Academy, in the Studio City section of Los Angeles, which calls itself a school for the twice exceptional, or 2e — that is, students with high abilities who are judged to be talented, gifted or highly gifted and also dealing with conditions like dyslexia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism, Asperger syndrome, dysgraphia and problems in processing audio or visual information.

The campaign presents famous achievers from history — like Jane Austen, Charles Darwin, Leonardo da Vinci, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Abraham Lincoln, Michelangelo, Wolfgang Mozart and George Washington — who are identified as “believed to have been twice exceptional, or 2e.”

“At Bridges Academy, we are completely devoted to the social, emotional, intellectual, academic and creative growth of our 2e students,” the ads declare. “After all, we could be teaching this generation’s Leonardo da Vinci” (or Darwin, or Emerson, and so forth).