2e Resources Partner Directory
Once you’ve met one 2e person, you’ve met one 2e person! But there is ONE THING every 2e person has in common; they need resources for their strengths and their struggles.
Resources found on this page address needs of 2e families, educators, clinicians and 2e adults. Feel free to browse through our 2e Partner listing and learn about their services, products and programs. Links and emails are provided for your convenience in order to send questions directly to the source.
Iowa City, IA 52242
The Belin-Blank Center offers professional development, an assessment and counseling clinic, and myriad programs for students, including academic-year and summer programs and an early entrance to college program. The Center also houses the Acceleration Institute.
Welcome to the 2e Center for Research and Professional Development. We are dedicated to providing professional development, outreach and research to the 2e community.
The 2e Center provides professional development including:
Workshops on curriculum development and innovative, strength-based instruction.
Training on assessment tools and growth indicators.
Mentoring faculty members in professional activities such as professional writing and workshop presentations.
The organizations beneath the Bridges Education Group umbrella provide services and support for students, parents, educators, and other professionals. Bridges Academy, a school for twice-exceptional students in grades 4–12, provides a strength-based, student-centered education for gifted students with a range of strengths, interests, and learning differences. The Bridges 2e Center for Research and Professional Development is a hub where professionals, scholars, and practitioners combine their expertise to enhance understanding of the growing population of 2e students. The Center offers tools for professionals, online courses for students, and resources for parents. Bridges 2e Media, publisher of 2eNews.com and Variations^2e magazine, provides news and perspectives on twice-exceptional education and cognitive diversity. The Bridges Graduate School for Cognitive Diversity in Education offers certificate, master's, and doctoral programs for professionals aspiring to be leaders of positive change in the programs and careers. Drawing from the fields of education and positive psychology, the programs explore the intersection of cognitive diversity, talent, interest, and motivation as they relate to gifted, regular, and special education, and to the more complex profiles of 2e students.
Welcome to the Bridges Graduate School of Cognitive Diversity in Education.
The only school to offer these degrees:
Doctor of Education in Cognitive Diversity (Ed.D.),
Master’s in Education in Cognitive Diversity (M.Ed.),
Certificate in Twice-Exceptional Education.
Join the inaugural cohort!
Work with exciting faculty members who are scholars, authors, experienced teachers, researchers, and professionals with a respected international reputation in the fields that comprise cognitive diversity.
Florida native, Dianne A. Allen, brings her technically eclectic style when working with 2e adults, teens, and families. Through her raw experience, education, and decades of serving 2e, Dianne has crafted unique and inspired ways to bring out the best in everyone.
Dianne holds degrees in Psychology, Rehabilitation Counseling and Divinity. Her pursuit of excellence includes decades of learning and experiencing avenues for personal development. Teaching spiritual principles and strategies is a cornerstone of Dianne’s work with her clients and audiences nationwide.
Dianne is the CEO and Founder of Visions Applied where she publishes books, blogs and podcasts. To date, Dianne has authored and published 7 books with and 8th on the way. She has 3 podcasts that offer amazing content for the listener. More information is available at www.VisionsApplied.com.
Dianne uses her creative genius, intuition in combination with her education to offer unique programs with that special touch. Being and Visionary Mentor, Dianne uses her gift of intuition as a leading force in her work. She creates custom experiences for each client based on specific requests as well as being guided by her intuition. Her work is relational and in-depth, seeking to lead with authenticity to create a safe place for each person to attain the transformation goals they most desire.
Many of Dianne’s 2e clients are musicians or athletes who have that unique intuitive edge in their craft. Often this unique edge is misunderstood by others or even the person themselves; this is where Dianne’s unique and personal approach is second to none. Deep listening and hearing what is not being said are a couple of the talents that Dianne brings to each interaction. Many say that Dianne is a great question asker that helps create Aha moments on a regular basis.
Dianne offers several programs varying from 4 weeks to 6 months and longer. All programs have varied involvement. To get started or to learn more, go to www.msdianneallen.com.
Lexington, MA 02420
Dr. Jerome (Jerry) Schultz is a Clinical Neuropsychologist, author and speaker who has provided clinical services, consultation and staff development to hundreds of private and public schools in the US and abroad during his 35
He is the author of Nowhere to Hide: Why Kids with ADHD & LD Hate School and What We Can Do About It, which examines the role of stress in learning. He has an active following on Twitter, and blogs for the Huffington Post on matters related to children and adults with special needs.
A former middle school special education teacher, he has been able to use his experiences as a therapist, evaluator, college professor and staff development specialist to help staff objectively examine their efforts to help a child develop and exhibit better learning, social/emotional and behavioral skills. Known for his frank, calm, respectful, humorous and practical approach, Dr. Schultz has helped many school districts and parents avoid the waste of time and money as well as the anquish associated with prolonged, frustrating discussions or misguided efforts that do not resolve a problem.
Dr. Schultz has served on the faculty of the Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts For many years, he held the rank of Professor at Lesley University in Cambridge, and was the founding director of a diagnostic clinic called the Learning Lab @ Lesley. He subsequently co-directed The Center for Child and Adolescent Development (CCAD) at the Cambridge Health Alliance, where he continues to supervise and train young psychologists and psychiatrists.
Dr. Schultz received his undergraduate and master´s degrees from The Ohio State University and holds a Ph.D. from Boston College. He has completed postdoctoral fellowships in both clinical psychology and pediatric neuropsychology. He currently serves on the professional advisory board (PAB) of www.insideADHD.org, and chairs the PAB of the Learning Disability Association of America. For several years he was on the Editorial Advisory Board of a journal called Academic Psychiatry, and serves in that capacity for a publication of LDA called Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal.
While increasing demands for his consultation and training services have made it necessary for Dr. Schultz to stop seeing clients for family and individual therapy, Dr. Schultz serves as the "in house" neuropsychological consultant to several school districts in the Boston area, and offers presentations and professional development throughout the U.S. and abroad.
Matthew Zakreski, PsyD is a high energy, creative clinical psychologist who utilizes an eclectic approach to meet the specific needs of his neurodiverse clients. He specializes in working with children and adolescents, as well as their families, in providing therapy and conducting psychological evaluations. He is proud to serve as a consultant to schools, a professor at the university level, and a researcher and author on his specialty, Giftedness. Dr. Zakreski is a member of Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG), the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC), and the New Jersey Association for Gifted Children (NJAGC). He is also a member of the Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education (PAGE) Board of Directors. He has given professional talks, trainings, and keynote addresses at these organizations and others. Dr. Zakreski is the founder and lead clinician at The Neurodiversity Collective, where he provides therapy, coaching, training, and psychological assessment.
6430 Rockledge Dr
Bethesda, MD 20817
10 Sinaran Drive
#10-12 Novena Medical Center
Dr. Rosebeth ‘Roby’ Marcou is an American Board Certified Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrician. She was educated at MIT, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Stanford University Hospitals. She has provided care in Alaska, Texas, Indonesia, Singapore and throughout Asia. She works with families, schools, therapists and other health care providers in an integrated approach to care which focuses on accurate assessment, evidence based interventions and careful, individualized case management. She also provides parent education programming.
Dr. Marcou’s services with schools and educators includes a broad range of consultation and training. She was fortunate to teach at an International middle school for 6 years and she includes school based observations in her assessment work. Working across disciplines and with children/adolescents in the natural environments gives depth to her understanding of the needs of children and adolescents in school settings.
Minneapolis, MN 55427
Whether at home, in school, or out in the world, all kids face challenges. No matter the choices, changes, and opportunities young people encounter, Free Spirit has had the same mission for nearly 40 years: to provide children and teens—and the adults who care for and about them—with the tools they need to think for themselves, overcome challenges, and make a difference in the world.
Today more than ever, young people need social and emotional guidance. We aim to meet all kids—babies, teens, and everyone in between—where they are (not where we wish they were) and to support them in developing their talents, building resiliency, and fostering a positive outlook on life so they can reach their full potential.
You can use our books to tackle tough topics such as anger and stress management, childhood and teenage depression, anxiety, grief and loss, juvenile justice, and conflict resolution. And sometimes our sound advice includes a sense of humor to help kids with school success, self-esteem, friendship and social skills, and more.
Our Self-Help for Kids® and Self-Help for Teens® books and other learning materials are practical, positive, pro-kid, and solution focused—not watered-down adult content.
Free Spirit Professional™ books for educators complement our books for kids by providing educators with a complete offering of resources to improve teaching and learning. We offer a wide range of free resources too!
Gayle Cohen is a professional teacher of voice, acting, and public speaking with over 35 years of experience. She works with twice-exceptional students - kids 8 and up, adults, and seniors. Gayle loves to inspire self-confidence through the arts and customizes the lessons to meet the specific artistic needs of each individual student.
Private Voice Lessons:
Release your fear and build your confidence while learning the instrument of voice! Gayle assists students on their musical journey whether they are a professional or simply singing for the joy of it!
The benefit of learning how to sing is just the tip of the iceberg. Voice lessons can also assist with improving motor control, increasing breath capacity, decreasing anxiety, and building focus.
Gayle truly believes "anyone can sing - no exceptions!"
Improve your self-confidence, spatial awareness, social-emotional skills, and acting ability through acting lessons! Gayle's specialities include Audition Prep, Monologues, Scene Study, Improvisation, Body Language, and Overcoming Stage Fright.
Public Speaking Lessons and Coaching:
Learn to be a confident speaker! Whether you are a corporate professional, giving a school presentation or working online, Gayle will teach how to translate your subject matter and express your "self" to your target audience.
Lessons include Vocal and Breathing Technique, Emotion Work, Proper Use of Vocal Range, Diction, Body Language, Content, Subject Interpretation, and Presentation.
To learn more and book your first virtual lesson, send Gayle an email at email@example.com or give her a call at 321-947-5746
Gayle grew up in New Jersey and started studying voice and drama at age eleven. By age 16, she was a professional Musical Actress performing in New York. Gayle currently resides in Saint Petersburg, FL.
While living in Chicago, she studied improvisation under the tutelage of Jim Belushi at the famed Second City. She also became a crisis intervention counselor working with runaways and at risk kids and the Suicide prevention hotline.
Once back in New Jersey, she joined a group called "The Mental Health Players" where she was able to combine all aspects of her training. This began her love for using music and acting for not only entertainment purposes , but also healing, both physically and emotionally .
For the past 35 years, Gayle has acted as both performer and director in Musical Theater, Improvisational Theater and Children's Theater. She is a private teacher of Voice and Acting and is a Corporate Trainer and teacher in the areas of Public Speaking and Presentation.
In addition,Gayle tours the country with her original autobiographical seminar "The Healing Power Of Music".