About Julie F. Skolnick M.A., J.D.
Julie Skolnick, M.A., J.D., is the Founder of With Understanding Comes Calm, LLC, through which she passionately guides parents of gifted and distractible children, mentors 2e adults, and collaborates with and advises educators and professionals on bringing out the best and raising self-esteem in their students and clients.
Julie serves as Secretary on the Maryland Superintendent’s Gifted and Talented Advisory Council and is on the Advisory Council for “The G Word” movie. Julie is the SENG (Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted) Maryland liaison, a SENG Model Parent Group (SMPG) trained facilitator and on the Simultaneous Supports committee for the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC). She is trained in a suite of tools “Putting the Person into Personalized Learning” through the 2e Center in Studio City, Ca. Julie is also a member of the Gifted Homeschoolers Forum Professional Membership Committee.
A frequent speaker and prolific writer, Julie is also the mother of three twice exceptional children who keep her on her toes and uproariously laughing.
Subscribe to Julie’s monthly newsletter, “Gifted & Distractible” on her website www.WithUnderstandingComesCalm.com, follow With Understanding Comes Calm on Facebook, watch regular Facebook Live broadcasts “LET’S TALK 2e!” follow her on Instagram @letstalk2e, and Twitter @JulieSkolnick.
- SENG – Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted (sengifted.org)
- NAGC – National Association for Gifted Children (nagc.org)
- WISER – Washington Independent Services for Educational Resources (WISERdc.org)
- CHADD – Children and Adults with ADHD (Chadd.org)
- BG-NOS (Association of Professionals in education and mental health fields)
- LDAMC – Learning Disabilities Association of America – Montgomery County
- MEGS – Maryland Educators of Gifted Students
- MCGATE – Maryland Coalition for Gifted and Talented Education
- Nominated member, Maryland State Superintendent’s Advisory Council on Gifted and Talented (GTAC)
- Maryland Liaison, SENG – Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted
- Proposal Reviewer, National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) Parenting Strand
- Member, National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) Simultaneous Supports Community of Practice
- SENG Certified Parent Group Facilitator
- Co-Director, Camp Summit for the Gifted
- March/April 2015 – “Film Festival Debut — The Documentary 2e: Twice Exceptional” (PDF)
- May/June 2015 – “Looking Beyond Behavior” (PDF)
- Jan/Feb 2016 – “Learning Differences: Pursuing Positive Supports” (PDF)
- Sept/Oct 2016 – “Putting the Person in Personalized Learning” (PDF)
- Oct/Nov 2017 – “Three Steps Toward Classroom Success For Twice Exceptional Learners” (PDF)
- Oct/Nov 2017 – “Giftedness and ADHD: A Strengths-based Perspective and Approach” (PDF)
- Nov/Dec 2017 – “Road Map for a Successful Parent/Educator Relationship” (PDF)
- February 2016 – “Learning Differences Pursuing Positive Supports”
- December 23, 2014 – “The Smarter They Are, the Harder They Are…Or Are They?“
- July 6, 2015 – “Don’t Ride the Wave”
- March 2016 “Hyper Attention Activity Deficit”
Julie’s Current Favorite Books
- A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children, by James T. Webb, Janet L. Gore, Edward R. Amend, and Arlene R. DeVries (2007).
- Smart Kids with Learning Difficulties, Overcoming Obstacles and Realizing Potential, by Rich Weinfeld, Linda Barnes-Robinson, Sue Jeweler, and Betty Roffman Shevitz (2013).
- Lost at School, by Ross W. Greene (2008).
- The ADHD Book of Lists, A Practical Guide for Helping Children and Teens with Attention Deficit Disorders, by Sandra F. Rief (2003).
- To Be Gifted and Learning Disabled, Baum, et. al.
- Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children and Adults, Webb, et. al.
- Doing Poorly on Purpose, James R. Delisle