“The 2e Playbook for Nurturing Gifted Students with ADHD” [Video Replay & Podcast #423]

Access the video replay, listen to the podcast episode (#423), download the slide presentation, and learn how to get a certificate of attendance for this ADHD Experts webinar originally broadcast on September 27, 2022.

Episode Description

2e is a term used to describe “twice-exceptional” students who are academically gifted and also living with ADHD or another diagnosis like autism or learning differences. 2e students are undeniably bright, but often plagued by inconsistent performance at school due to other interfering symptoms. These students seldom receive special-education services, or they are considered “lazy” because they excel in some areas yet appear to lack the motivation to excel in others. The secret to unlocking greatness in a 2e student is recognizing their areas of giftedness by making work more challenging, while simultaneously identifying their areas of greatest need and inserting helpful accommodations and supports accordingly. Understandably, this can be difficult for parents or teachers.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • How Lisa Dieker and her 2e son identified his greatest skills as well as the challenges that stood in his path
  • Techniques, ideas, and approaches that teachers can use to help students identified as 2e to strive and thrive in the classroom
  • How to ensure future pathways to college and careers among gifted students while effectively addressing areas of challenge
  • How parents can partner with educators to ensure success from preschool to college

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Meet the Expert Speaker

Dr. Lisa Dieker is a Pegasus Professor and Lockheed Martin Eminent Scholar in the College of Community Innovation and Education at University of Central Florida (UCF). She serves as the director of the UCF/Lockheed Martin Mathematics and Science Academy, program coordinator for the Ph.D. program in special education, and co-director of the UCF Center for Research in Education Simulation Technology. Her research focuses on harnessing the power of teachers working across disciplines in inclusive settings in teacher education, special education, and simulation. She is leading work in creating artificial intelligence agents to support students with disabilities in inclusive settings. She holds three patents in simulation and education.

Joshua Dieker is beginning a new position in a management role for Trek Bikes in Leesburg, Virginia. Prior to this, he was the customer experience manager at Summit Ropes in Sterling, Virginia. He is an avid sportsman and enjoys biking, rock climbing, and camping. Joshua received a bachelor’s degree in recreation and management from Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 2018. In college, he competed as a gymnast and was a four-time NCAA qualifier, Collegiate All-American, and Academic-All American athlete. He also was the Florida state all around gymnastic champion and won a medal at the Junior Olympics. He is diagnosed with Tourette syndrome, dyslexia, and dysgraphia. He just completed a term serving as an ambassador for the Tourette Syndrome Association.

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