Parent Talk: Twice Exceptional Students in Two Hours

4 Dec 2014 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Linda Silverman & Bobbie Gilman Parent Talk: Twice Exceptional Students in Two Hours

Nevin Platt Middle School
6096 W Baseline Rd, Boulder, CO 80303

Book Signing will take place from 5:30 to 6:00 pm.

The presentation will begin at 6:00 pm.
 
The event is free and open to the public.  
 
This comprehensive presentation strives to enhance parent and educator expertise by exploring strategies for recognizing, formally identifying, and serving gifted children with co-existing disabilities. Case studies of 2e students will be shared. Legal/definitional issues and recent Department of Education clarifications affecting identification will be discussed. How should parents who suspect a problem proceed? With Colorado¹s emphasis on low performance to qualify for services, how can schools locate 2e students based on tangible symptoms? Why is comprehensive assessment essential to document 
twice-exceptionality? A parent/teacher/counselor checklist can help parents recognize symptoms and facilitate teachers to “triage” requests for comprehensive assessment. An informational study handout will be provided. Most 2e students meet criteria for 504 Plans and a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) must be provided.
 
Barbara (Bobbie) Gilman, M.S. is Associate Director of the Gifted Development Center in Westminster, CO.  She assesses gifted children, makes educational recommendations, trains teachers, authored two books, and consults with parents. She spearheaded NAGC efforts to better identify twice-exceptional students.
 
Linda Kreger Silverman, Ph.D., directs the Institute for the Study of Advanced Development, Gifted Development Center (GDC) and Visual-Spatial Resource in Westminster, Colorado. She has studied 6,000 children assessed at GDC, authored over 300 articles and books, and presents worldwide.
 
TAG-Twice Exceptional Students in 2 Hours, is available for 2 hours continuing education CDE credit. Register in Generation Ready for course #5716.8449.