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Helping Gifted Children on the Autism Spectrum Succeed
January 12, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$20
Helping gifted children on the autism spectrum can be a daunting task. Parents and educators struggle to find tools that will help these kids while many gifted children on the spectrum find their talents masked by their challenges. Researcher and educator, Maureen Neihart, Psy.D., will share her expertise with you in this session, focusing on two main goals:
- To briefly highlight research findings regarding the particular challenges of gifted children on the autism spectrum
- To share specific strategies that help these students achieve and thrive
Educators and parents will leave with a better understand of the issues these twice exceptional (2E) children face and practical, everyday tools for supporting these kids. Join us and stop wondering where your child fits or how to reach your student. We’ve got the answers right here.
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Presenter: Maureen Neihart, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical child psychologist with more than thirty years’ experience counseling children with special needs and their families. She is co-editor of the text, The Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Children: What do We Know? and a former member of the board of directors of the National Association for Gifted Children. Dr. Neihart serves on the editorial boards of five education journals, including Gifted Child Quarterly, Roeper Review, and The International Journal of Educational and School Psychology. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Psychological Studies Academic Group at the National Institute of Education in Singapore. Her research interests include the social and emotional development of gifted children, mobile behavioral health and psychological interventions to improve well-being. She has been a member of the American Psychological Association since 1990 and has chaired the Singapore Register of Psychologists since 2010.
Maureen believes you can never have too much fun. She is expecting to have a lot of fun today.