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Free Webinar Replay: 2e 101: A Parents’ Guide to Understanding and Supporting Twice-Exceptional Children

In this hour long webinar on demand, learn how to support and understand twice exceptional children, with Michael Postma, Ph.D., Ed.D.

Twice-exceptional children — those who are gifted and have a learning disability or neurological disorder like ADHD — often struggle with issues related to social-emotional growth and/or regulation. As a result, many of these students battle anxiety, stress, emotional regulation, social anxiety, and executive dysfunction.

This webinar will outline the latest neurological research on the twice-excetional brain and how it affects self-understanding. This presentation is designed to inform and provide practical strategies to help your 2e child and family move from a place of simply surviving to thriving in every environment, including school. Parents will learn that developing social and emotional foundations are critical to the success of every 2e child in any life setting — school, home, or within the community.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • The latest research on typical and atypical brain development
  • The facts about atypical brain development and what it looks like in daily life
  • The foundations of neurodiversity and its impact on daily living
  • Why neurodiversity matters with twice-exceptional children
  • How to use the understanding of neurodiversity to inform practical parenting, teaching, and advocacy strategies

Webinar replays include:

  • Slides accompanying the webinar
  • Related resources from ADDitude
  • Free newsletter updates about ADHD
  • An opportunity to receive a certificate of attendance
  • Closed captions

This ADHD Experts webinar was first broadcast live on August 20, 2020.

Meet the Expert Speaker:

Dr. Michael Postma is a teacher, administrator, consultant, speaker, and author dedicated to the holistic development of both gifted and twice-exceptional children through his new company Gifted & Thriving, LLC.

During the last two decades, Dr. Postma has worked in the field of gifted/talented education as both a teacher and administrator in the public and charter school system in Minnesota and North Carolina, and, was the architect of the Minnetonka Navigator Program, a magnet school specifically designed for highly gifted and twice-exceptional students.

Dr. Postma has published a number of articles and two books, the latest titled The Inconvenient Student: Critical Issues in the Identification and Education of Twice Exceptional Students. He travels and speaks nationally and internationally on a variety of topics. Dr. Postma holds a B.A. from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario; an M.A. in Gifted, Talented, and Creative Education from the University of St. Thomas in the Twin Cities, and a Ed.D. in Educational Leadership (Critical Pedagogy) also from the University of St. Thomas. Dr. Michael Postma is also the former Executive Director of SENG (Supporting the Emotional Needs of Gifted) and currently director of programming for SENG, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the social and emotional development of the gifted. He currently lives in Bellingham, Washington, and is the father of four children, three of whom are twice-exceptional.

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Certificate of Attendance: To purchase the certificate of attendance option (cost $10) for this webinar replay, enter your email address in the Instant Replay Access box above, and look for the certificate of attendance link on the confirmation page that appears. ADDitude does not offer CEU credits. 

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