Parenting advice isn't what it used to be. Friday's Washington Post online chat featured Dr. Brock Eide, M.D., and Dr. Fernette Eide, M.D, authors of the "The Mislabeled Child," who specialize in neurology and learning methods and challenges. They also maintain this blog.
With two young sons entering school, I suppose I'm drawn to these kinds of discussions.
One of the issues they discuss early in the chat is getting help for the child who is gifted and neurologically impaired, the "twice exceptional" children. These kids challenge the prevailing educational system because they need both remedial AND advanced courses to maximize their capabilities.
The duo also recommends In the Mind's Eye, a book on visual thinking that I may have to add to my ridiculously long reading list.