2e Advocacy for Parents, Teachers and Twice Exceptional Adults
Parents: When the phone rings and it’s your child’s school – do you cringe?Do you feel your child’s strengths are unknown or ignored by teachers at school?Is school focusing on your child’s struggles?Do you receive regular negative communication from school about your child’s behavior?Does your child have a ‘behavior plan?’Are you in a power struggle […]
Applying Self Determination Theory to gain Motivation for Gifted and Twice Exceptional People
Gifted and 2e people will do well to raise their awareness around needs of autonomy, competency and relatedness. Know yourself so you recognize when an environment is toxic. If you feel out of control, get support – just the action of advocating for yourself will increase your feelings of competency and sense of control.
2e and PTSD
…the twice exceptional (gifted with a learning difference) population is under inordinate, constant stress.
Comparing Apples to Oranges
Your 2e child or student is neurodiverse, and he will never be neurotypical so you are comparing the proverbial apple to oranges when you measure him against other kids.
Advocacy: Crafting Your 2e Child’s Story
You know what makes me crazy? When parents think they deserve the judgments thrown at them. “It must be so difficult raising your child.” “I can’t imagine how you get through each day.” And the backhanded compliments, “You’re so strong, I could never do what you do.” “They’re so lucky to have you, I couldn’t […]
Making an Investment in the Parent-Child-Teacher Triangle
I feel it. Looking around the pool where friends and neighbors were lounging and carefree all summer, there’s a certain change, a bit of electricity in the air. It’s the homestretch of summer break and parents and kids alike are getting that antsy feeling. In some cases it’s anticipation. In others it’s trepidation. For the […]