Upcoming Talk by Dr. Lovecky for
CHADD of RI
Different Minds: Gifted Children with ADHD
Location: Pine Room at Bradley Hospital, 1011 Veterans Memorial Parkway, East Providence, RI.
Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
Giftedness is a complex phenomenon, which encompasses high IQ and creativity, along with heightened sensitivities, and uneven development. This makes gifted children with ADHD twice exceptional (2e). The twice-exceptional child has both great strengths and significant weaknesses. This talk will highlight some of the problems faced by gifted children and their parents when struggling with ADHD. It will explore some of the strategies for dealing with both giftedness and ADHD at home, at school and in the community.
Critical Issues in the Identification of Gifted Students with Co-Existing Disabilities: The Twice-Exceptional
Our new article, Critical Issues in the Identification of Gifted Students with Co-Existing Disabilities: The Twice-Exceptional, has just been published on SAGE Open. It addresses the problem of under-identification of 2e students for services in American schools. SAGE Open allows open access to anyone with a computer. The article reflects the work of 17 authors in the field, including psychologists, educators, and twice-exceptional advocates. We hope it will positively influence the upcoming reauthorization of IDEA law to better protect the twice-exceptional.
The reference is:
Gilman, B. J., Lovecky, D. V., Kearney, K., Peters, D. B., Wasserman, J. D., Silverman, L. K., ...Rimm, S. B. (2013). Critical issues in the identification of gifted students with co-existing disabilities: The twice-exceptional. SAGE Open 3: doi: 10.1177/2158244013505855
The article is easiest to read and access in its full page version, not pdf, at the address below: http://sgo.sagepub.com/content/3/3/2158244013505855.full
(Once you are on the SAGE Open page, click the arrow to the right of the title to widen the document.)