Summit 2019

Day 3: NAVIGATING SCHOOL & LEARNING CHALLENGES

Wednesday, January 30, 2019. Begins at 10 am ET/7 am PT

SESSION 1: Ken Schuster PsyD | Getting Your Bright & Quirky Child's Needs Met in School

Talk Description, Speaker Bio, and Resources

Parents of 2e kids all know how difficult it can be to navigate the school system and to advocate for the needs of our very bright and quirky kids. Dr. Schuster carefully lays out a roadmap for both understanding and navigating this process. In his information packed talk, he answers pressing parent questions like:

  • Where should parents start when kids begin to have trouble in school.
  • What if my child needs both gifted ed, and special ed?
  • How do I know what school environment is right for my child, and how do I know when it’s time for a change?
  • What key players should I recruit to be on our “team” of advocates, and what roles will they play?

Ken SchusterKenneth Schuster, PsyD, is a neuropsychologist in the Learning and Development Center and Director of Clinical Training at the Child Mind Institute. Dr. Schuster has extensive experience conducting diagnostic evaluations, as well as neuropsychological, developmental, educational and personality assessments in children as young as 18 months and across the life span. He specializes in evaluating and working with individuals struggling with issues related to ADHD and learning disorders. He also provides individual psychotherapy, organizational skills support and writing remediation.

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Clinic Location:

  • Child Mind Institute
    101 East 56th Street, New York, NY 10022

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SESSION 2: Susan Baum PhD & Robin Schader PhD | How to Identify Your 2e Child's Strengths and Interests

Talk Description, Speaker Bio, and Resources

Talk about a dream team! Moving from the traditional deficit model, Dr. Susan Baum and Dr. Robin Shader assert that the most helpful thing we can do is focus in on our 2e child’s strengths and interests, as this is the gateway to engagement, skill building, connection, and lifelong success. Rather than focusing on remediating weaknesses, they explain how to: 

  • Leverage strengths in order to build skills in other areas.
  • Get around deficits and still meet or exceed expectations.
  • Find the balance of developing talents without “dimming the light.”
  • Implement Starting with Strength Days at your school.
  • Use their Learning Print tool for strength assessments (at home or school).
  • Bring more joy to your family, growing interests and becoming more connected.

Susan BaumSusan Baum, Ph.D. directs the 2e Center for Research and Professional Development at Bridges Academy. Susan is widely published in the field of gifted education including her seminal book (in its 3rd edition), To Be Gifted and Learning Disabled. Her expertise in twice exceptionality earned her many awards including the Weinfield Group’s, Lifetime Achievement Award, Connecticut Association for Gifted’s Friend of the Gifted Award, and Distinguish Professional Alumni Award from the UCONN School of Education.

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Robin ShaderRobin Schader received her Ph.D. in Gifted and Talented Education from the University of Connecticut. Her work and research focus on talent development, particularly with respect to the role of parents. Dr. Schader served as Parent Resource Specialist for the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) for ten years. Robin is currently a trustee of Bridges Academy, a school for 2e students, as well as on the executive board of the 2e Center for Research and Professional Development.This past year, Susan Baum and Robin Schader published the award-winning 3rd edition of To Be Gifted and Learning Disabled: Strength-Based Strategies for Helping Twice-Exceptional Students with LD, ADHD, and More.

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SESSION 3: Barry Prizant PhD SLP | Can Your School Environment Support Your Child's Unique Needs?

Talk Description, Speaker Bio, and Resources

No matter what all we do to support our kids outside of school, whether or not our kids are getting the most out of their education remains a continual source of worry and fear. Dr. Barry Prizant offers strategies and solutions to navigating the IEP and 504 process, stemming from years of consulting with schools and families on how best to accommodate and support 2e students. In his talk, Dr. Prizant explains:

  • How to help your child's teacher understand their unique gifts and challenges
  • Quick and easy ways for teachers to meet the individual needs of even their most challenging students. 
  • How parents can approach school meetings with assertiveness, but not aggression.
  • How to identify exactly what supports your child needs, and then the best way to advocate for them. 
  • When a change of school environment might be necessary.

Barry PrizantDr. Barry Prizant is recognized as one of the world’s leading scholars in autism spectrum disorders and communication disabilities, with more than 40 years experience as a researcher and international consultant for individuals with ASD and related disabilities. He is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist, an Adjunct Professor at Brown University, and Director of Childhood Communication Services, a private practice. He is a member of the Professional Advisory Board of the Autism Society of America. Publications include four books, 130 chapters and articles and The SCERTS Modelmanuals, an educational approach now being implemented in more than a dozen countries. Barry has presented more than 800 seminars and keynote addresses internationally. His most recent book is Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism, winner of the 2017 Autism Society of America’s Temple Grandin Award for Outstanding Literary Work.

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SESSION 4: Richard Ruzscyk | The Machines Are Coming for Your Child's Future Job (and What You Can Do about It)

Talk Description, Speaker Bio, and Resources

Founder of the wildly popular Art of Problem Solving, Richard Rusczyk walks us down the career path for our bright and quirky kids who only receive traditional math instruction in school. He shares his personal journey, his reason for nearly quitting, and the transformation that shifted his entire trajectory. He explains:

  • What traditional math instruction is all about, and why it isn’t enough.
  • How the Art of Problem Solving transforms the way we think about not just math problems, but any problem at all.
  • How this translates to a successful, reliable career path.
  • The social and emotional benefits of connecting with peers around shared interests, like in his Art of Problem Solving groups.

Richard RuzscykArt of Problem Solving was founded by Richard Rusczyk in 2003 to create interactive educational opportunities for avid math students. Richard is one of the co-authors of the Art of Problem Solving classic textbooks, author of Art of Problem Solving's Introduction to Algebra, Introduction to Geometry, and Precalculus textbooks, co-author of Art of Problem Solving's Intermediate Algebra and Prealgebra, one of the co-creators of the Mandelbrot Competition, and a past Director of the USA Mathematical Talent Search. He was a participant in National MATHCOUNTS, a three-time participant in the Math Olympiad Summer Program, and a USA Mathematical Olympiad winner (1989). He received the World Federation of National Mathematics Competitions Paul Erdös Award in 2014. He graduated from Princeton University in 1993, and worked as a bond trader for D.E. Shaw & Company for four years. AoPS marks Richard's return to his vocation - educating motivated students.

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Session 5: Collin Diedrich PhD | Making Friends with Failure: My Journey from LD (Learning Differences) to PhD

Talk Description, Speaker Bio, and Resources

We all know that failure is a part of life that we learn and grow from, yet many of our 2e kids have low tolerance for failure and shut down at obstacles. From struggling student to PhD scientist, Collin shares his inspiring personal journey of overcoming learning differences to finding success doing what he loves! Collin talks about the ingredients that came together for him, from his own acceptance of his learning differences, to creating a resilient mindset that could tolerate failure, to learning how to self-advocate. Collin’s sometimes bumpy road to success was paved in personal perseverance and wonderful support from others, including parents, tutors, and teachers. Grab your older 2e kid and listen to this talk together for inspiration and motivation. In identifying with Collin’s journey, it may help generate new ideas and approaches to the roadblocks currently in your child’s way.

Collin DiedrichDr. Collin Diedrich has a PhD in Molecular Virology and Microbiology from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, a Certificate in Disability Legal Studies from University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and is a postdoctoral associate researching how HIV changes immunological responses to tuberculosis. Prior to his current position, Dr. Diedrich was a postdoctoral fellow at University of Cape Town in South Africa for approximately 3 years. Dr. Diedrich has multiple learning disabilities and is an advocate and professional speaker for students who have learning disabilities. He is also the founder and president of a newly formed non-profit, Learning Disabilities Association of Pennsylvania that will provide services to students and adults with learning disabilities and those affected by them. You can read more about Dr. Diedrich on his personal website: www.ldphd.org

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  • Dr. Diedrich is currently writing a memoir. It’s in its second draft. If you are interested in learning more please email Dr. Diedrich directly at: collin@ldphd.org or visit his personal website.

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51 Comments

  1. Tina Glover on February 4, 2019 at 11:36 pm

    Was Mr. Ruzscyk talking about an online collaboration for AOPS or of something else?

  2. Carla Read on February 4, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    Colin Diedrich’s comments were very useful to me in my teaching of gifted students. It is inspiring to hear about his journey from LD to PhD and how he has achieved this. I am impressed with his success and hard work.

  3. Karen Wood on February 3, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    The talks for today were so helpful. I feel empowered to move ahead and help my child. Especially enjoyed Richard’s talk and look forward to investigating ways to increase my sons math passion.

  4. Les on February 1, 2019 at 3:40 am

    Richard … thank you for providing me with the language. I totally think that we are selling our kids short with just giving our kids worksheets that aren’t testing optheir comprehension and integrating in different ways. I will be looking at your website but are you thinking of developing teaching the teachers aspect of your business … maybe building a community of renegade teachers that are looking for a community to connect as well … the couple of teachers that are brave enough to integrate this in our boring curriculum standards need that support and ability to co-create. Just a thought. Loved your talk.

  5. Beth on January 31, 2019 at 10:27 pm

    So many excellent talks, and I’ve learned so much from them all. Most important is that they are validating my feelings about my 2E son’s educational path, just as we made the heart wrenching decision today to pull him out of his current excellent private school. So many people would love to attend this school, we have loved it and they have worked hard to help him in every way, but it’s just not working and he isn’t flourishing. So we need to walk away and follow a different path rather than to keep trying to force the traditional education model. We do not have time on our side. We have known for a long time that he was highly gifted, but just learned that he was dyslexic last summer, after 9th grade, when the more rigorous challenges of high school could not be overcome by his compensating any longer. So here we sit, with a mid 10th grader who is flailing and failing despite so much potential, only 2 years away from college. I had him watch Collin’s excellent talk tonight, to give him hope that things can work out for him too. Thank you for all of this!

  6. Davis on January 31, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    Really enjoying all of the talks! I’m getting little bits and points from every one. I’m gaining validation that I should advocate more for my daughter. Her hfa dad thinks she’ll be just fine. I see she needs additional supports. She’s 9 in 3rd grade. She’s been sharing with me the last few months that she has anxiety. She doesn’t quite fit the typical profile – as she is extremely social and confident in her outgoing personality. She thrives with theater and performance art. She doesn’t have any shoes happening at the moment, so I suspect she is not able to channel her energies. (Fingers crossed for a youth dance ensemble part for Into the Woods – audition Sun!). She gets angry very easily / primarily during school. She describes it as a light switch that just flicks, so instead of being able to say calmly “stop that” to a kid doing something that bothers her / she will burst out yelling “STOP!”. She doesn’t like this feeling. So I’m excited for day 6! Looking for what types of accommodations we may be able to suggest to her teachers. Perhaps a drawing pad at her desk? She says drawing helps calm her down. Thanks!

  7. Leslie on January 31, 2019 at 11:16 am

    Loved Richard Ruzscyk’s session! My boy doesn’t enjoy learning & applying the rote “tricks” of math and often reinvents the wheel solving math problems his own way. This session deepened my appreciation for that. I can’t wait to share it with him to help keep his math spark alive as he wades through the rote aspects!

  8. Leslie on January 31, 2019 at 8:22 am

    I found Ken Schuster’s session very helpful and insightful! Thank you! As a note, I think some listeners may go away with misconceptions about the law involving getting 504s and IEPs. It’s been a couple years since I read it, but I know there was government guidance stating that RTI should not be used to delay an evaluation for an IEP if a disability is suspected. This discussion of tier 1 support being tried for several weeks first may have lead some parents to infer they must wait. Also, I think the schools must at least consider any outside evaluations provided in their eval process for an IEP. They don’t have to accept the conclusions, but they are supposed to consider those evaluations. The mention to school districts allowing outside evaluations may lead parents to infer the opposite. (From Wrightslaw: “Consideration of parentally obtained evaluations by the IEP team is not discretionary, it is mandatory. 34 C.F.R. 300.503(c).” Wrightslaw.com is a great source for parents (I am not affiliated with Wrightslaw; I just use it a lot.)

  9. Amanda on January 31, 2019 at 7:44 am

    Hello! I’ve only had a chance to watch Session 2, but I’m so very glad I picked that video to watch!! What a wonderful resource those two lovely ladies are! Thank you for everything you’ve said – I will be purchasing some new books and scouring your website(s). 🙂
    I have two twice exceptional boys, one of which has Dyspraxia with fine motor skills in the 5th percentile. It can often be a huge struggle to help him find joy in what he does, find his strengths and encourage him to keep going. But with his passion in Marine Biology (he dreams of being a Marine Biologist), I have some ideas on what I can do now to encourage him! So THANK YOU!

  10. Renee Combs on January 31, 2019 at 7:30 am

    The interview with Kenneth Schuster was very insightful.

  11. Linda Mattos on January 31, 2019 at 6:12 am

    I have enjoyed all the summit so far. I am a foster mom and it will surely help me idenify things going on with children better

  12. Carlene on January 31, 2019 at 5:39 am

    Another great installment. Great insight and information. My 10yo can so relate to Collin. We’re on the ADHD, SPD, anxiety, ODD roller coaster and Colin’s interview gives us much hope.

  13. on January 31, 2019 at 3:15 am

    Collin’s talk was by far the highlight of today’s videos. I really appreciated him sharing all the self-coaching and strategies he used to get through his schooling years. I especially took to heart what he said about not invalidating your child’s struggle in the attempt to make them feel better.

    Richard’s talk was extremely interesting and not just for SEN parents but even as a TED talk, it would be fascinating for a general audience. I wish I had a better math teacher when I was a kid!

    Susan and Robin taught me the importance of not pushing your child’s talents so hard they lose their ownership of it. This is so true.

    Richard

  14. Maryfrances on January 31, 2019 at 3:09 am

    Hi. I am looking forward to delving into the Day 3 Talks. What an amazing resource for our 2e family (in Ireland). We are in the midst of major school-related challenges. Our 10yo 2e daughter is refusing school more often than not now. It’s so so painful to watch her struggle so much.

  15. Kathy Johnson on January 30, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    All of the resource speakers are so informative in their areas. It is wonderful to hear all their ideas about how to help children through their challenges!

  16. Karen on January 30, 2019 at 8:56 pm

    Loving all the speakers ! Particularily Susan and Robin today (I havent made it thru the last speaker yet, looking forward to it, tho. Their school sounds like the dream school for my son !

    It makes me sad that unless you have a ton of money, so many of these kids will never, ever get the services they need. I suppose that’s just the nature of the country we live in.
    I wish it could be asked of these professionals what their suggestions would be for people that cannot afford private schools, attorneys, or even to have very in depth neurological or psychoeducational evals in some cases ?

    Thank you for bringing this summit to us !

    • Robin Schader on February 18, 2019 at 10:53 am

      There’s so much to unpack and talk about in your note. Those of us who have already come through the “eye of the needle” know how important it is to find other with who to share. What a blessing that Debbie has put us all together to keep the conversation going!

      Susan and I agree with your concerns for the children whose families cannot afford the kind of educational resources that could help them thrive and that idea really keeps us going. Not to minimize financial or “locational” challenges in any way, the good news is that we find that caring, well-informed adults really CAN make a difference. What’s essential is that adults take a positive attitude and problem-solving approach that will provide a powerful model of how each of us can navigate our world (noting that the world can be a difficult place to be for differently wired kids). This is neither easy nor simple. If you’d like to read more, I did write an article outlining this concept that you can read at: https://www.2enews.com/home-family/keeping-the-light-in-their-eyes/ If you have a chance, do let me know if you have questions or observations.

  17. Wendy on January 30, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    Another great line up of presenters. A lot of personal insights and experiences shared where helpful to hear. Can’t wait unt8l tomorrow’s videos. Thank you all for sharing with us.

  18. Rev. Penelope on January 30, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    Another excellent day! So much information and so many ideas to share with friends, family and colleagues.
    Thank you!

  19. Patty Wilson on January 30, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    I very much enjoyed Collin Diedrich’s interview today and found it insightful. I used to HATE failing so much that I didn’t want anyone to know of my failures, until a friend said, “I want to know if I’m doing something wrong, so that I can begin doing it right.” Through the Bright & Quirky Summit I’m gaining PD hours again this year by listening, learning, and writing a synopsis of how I will use the information with my students. I am in my 27th year of assisting teachers in elementary education. As a student, I never excelled in school and rarely liked learning. So helping children be successful in the classroom and enjoy learning is extremely rewarding work. Over the last three years I’ve been working in special education and with some 2e children. I’ve had numerous questions that no one can answer, so this resource is a tremendous help!!! Thank you, Collin and ALL who are making this happen!!!

  20. S on January 30, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    I loved hearing from Collin- such an inspiration!

  21. Taz on January 30, 2019 at 5:29 pm

    Hello there! Is there a way to save these videos to watch at later time?? I’m struggling to find time to watch these at the moment. And I do NOT want to miss this amazing opportunity!!
    Please help!!!

  22. on January 30, 2019 at 5:05 pm

    I would imagine doctors Baum and Schader are fans of a Charlotte Mason education! Miss Mason employed “oral narration” (otherwise known as “tell me what you know”), but I’ve always imagine an adept parent would allow their child to tell what they know in any format. If you’re looking for hands-on, practical advice for helping your child at home in this way, Miss Mason is a great resource!

  23. on January 30, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    I really enjoyed Dr. Diedrich’s talk. Very inspiring! Thank you.

  24. Elke on January 30, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    Susan and Tobin were extremely insightful. A wonderful talk with positive messages.

  25. on January 30, 2019 at 4:44 pm

    Particularly enjoyed Baum’s and Schader’s explanations of Bridges Academy’s philosophies. 2E or not, kids would all benefit from such a positive outlook of focusing on their talents and strengths!

  26. Sara nied on January 30, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    How’s everyone enjoying the Day 3 talks? What stands out for you all, anything in particular? We’d love to know!

    • Michelle Zuzarte on January 30, 2019 at 9:25 pm

      On a parenting level, love the idea of introducing a “Joy Day” with my kids to help foster their creative energy and encourage their interests and talents!

  27. Vicky on January 30, 2019 at 3:08 pm

    Thank you so much for putting this on and sharing these talks and the resources all of the speakers have! In particular, I really wanted to find that interest inventory from Susan and Robin’s talk, do you have a way to download or purchase it? Thank you!

    • Robin Schader on February 18, 2019 at 2:45 pm

      Thank you! Until we started hearing from all of you, the Suite of Tools™ (which includes My LearningPrint™)
      were not packaged for individual family use….and that really didn’t make good sense, since we created the Suite of Tools™ to easily share ideas and interests, and discover connections that make learning relevant for everyone.

      Now parents can get them to use them at home for a special price of $100 that will entitle you to print all the forms yourself or take to your local copy center.

      There are four individual tools that offer ways for those involved in a child’s education to connect.
      It’s a positive, direct process that actually inspires enjoyable conversations. You can learn more at: https://www.bridges.edu/suite-of-toolstrade.html

  28. Tanya on January 30, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    I enjoyed hearing from a 2e adult today! It was great information to hear what worked best for him. Sometimes we as parents, may concentrate on something that we feel is beneficial but might miss the mark.

  29. on January 30, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    Thank you for another amazing line up of presenters today.

    • Sara nied on January 30, 2019 at 3:27 pm

      You are so welcome, I could listen to these talks on repeat all day long!

  30. Maliha on January 30, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    I appreciated Barry’s tips on parent/school communication and emphasis on support strategies. We are in public school with both gifted ness and autism as needs that require support but their approach is hi cap group work and resource room remediation which sort of maintains a baseline everything is fine mentality but deep down I know we can do better if we educate on our own terms but it’s hard to give up the security and structure of school so we end up accepting it though we know it’s just not the right fit. Homeschooling as a one year sabbatical for fifth grade is what I want to do. Not sure if I have the courage to go off the grid when there is no crisis but we want to try a new model.

  31. Brittany Mata on January 30, 2019 at 1:39 pm

    Loved this! I watched all of the day 3 videos. I am a mother of a 2e 7 year old. He is a math whiz and am so excited to introduce him to the resources provided by Richard. Susan and Robin were marvelous as well. Would love to dig deeper into a like-minded community here in Phoenix, AZ.

  32. Nicole on January 30, 2019 at 12:49 pm

    Really enjoying the navigating school video. Question: any advice on navigating when your child’s teachers don’t agree with you on what your child needs to succeed and for support? We need the teachers’ recommendations for our next step in what we believe is the best fit for our son but his current teachers don’t agree that this is what he needs. I feel the problem is that they mostly see him in a negative light and don’t see the more gifted side to him because he is so uninspired and bored in their class. They only see the executive function/social delays and say for those reasons he should transfer to the public school and get special education services. Any thoughts on navigating this in a collaborative/positive way so we can move him to a school that is a better fit based on our research and knowledge of his full neuro-psych profile?

  33. Billie on January 30, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    Just watched Susan and Robin’s talk. Is the Learning print available anywhere ? Thx!

  34. Meghan on January 30, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    I’d love to use Susan and Robin’s worksheets they use in the video. I homeschool 3 kids, and I think having strength days would help reboot what we do. I could not find the information on their websites. Am I looking in the wrong place?

  35. Stephanie on January 30, 2019 at 12:05 pm

    I am sitting here feeling so grateful that this online summit exists! This is the first time in years that I feel like someone totally understands what we’ve been going through as a family with bright and quirky kids. The presentations are incredibly on point with some of the issues of having a bright and quirky kid, and so approachable and understandable. And thank you, for reminding us of the good stuff, too. Because that good stuff so easily gets lost in the overwhelm of everything else!
    Debbie, the questions you ask are the questions that I’m thinking about, too, as a parent! It has felt like a lonely and confusing journey trying to figure out what to do for my own bright and quirky kids — but with these presentations, for the first time in years I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. And I love that the presenters feel like bright and quirky kids that became bright and quirky adults. I could see all of us enjoying a cup of coffee together. : ) A HUGE thank you for creating this safe and welcoming space for parents, and for making it cost effective. I am sharing this with everyone that I know that has their own bright and quirky kid. THANK YOU!

  36. Lauren on January 30, 2019 at 9:26 am

    I work at a school for gifted kids (many 2e) and found Susan and Robin’s talk so helpful. I want to show it to everyone I work with so we can start thinking more in terms of leveraging strengths to build skills in other areas! I love the tools they describe and the idea of ‘Starting with Strength Day’. I also watched Collin’s talk and am blown away by what an extraordinary young man he is. There is so much wisdom in “the more you fail, the better you get at it”, and it’s the antidote to the culture of perfectionism that freezes many of our bright kiddos. I look forward to sharing Collin’s video with my high school son tonight. What a role model!

    • Debbie Steinberg-Kuntz on January 30, 2019 at 2:24 pm

      Lauren, yes! I will be sharing Collin’s video with my sons too. What an evolved perspective on ‘failure!’ Imagine what the world would be like if every school started with a “Strengths Day”! I think Susan and Robin need a mobile strengths day workshop!

      • Rachel on January 30, 2019 at 5:38 pm

        I absolutely LOVED Colin’s talk! I was wavering on showing it to my 12 yr old son. Thank you for validating my gut feeling that it would be an AMAZING idea to share it with him. Thank you for bringing these incredible speakers together!

  37. Gillian on January 30, 2019 at 8:40 am

    Connecting many puzzle pieces, but still have a few to go. SPD info great. Hoping todays can sort out school anxiety/phobia

    • Debbie Steinberg-Kuntz on January 30, 2019 at 2:26 pm

      Gill, Glad the puzzle pieces are coming together. Check out Dr. Rachel Busman and Lisa Van Gemert’s anxiety talks on Day 6. Barry Prizant’s info is also highly relevant to SPD.

  38. Jan Anthony on January 30, 2019 at 8:33 am

    Collin Diedrich’s talk was so inspirational and hopeful to me and I related to it on so many levels! My son has learning differences and goes to a private school where the teachers do everything they can to help him, above and beyond his accommodations. Even so, he tends to have a negative attitude and often feels like a failure. After listening to Collin’s talk I feel that I have better tools to validate his experience and help him become more resilient. I hope to watch this interview again with him, if I can persuade him to watch. I love the way Collin knowingly used his challenges and failures as part of his pathway to success!

  39. Debbie Steinberg-Kuntz on January 30, 2019 at 8:21 am

    Good morning! We’re so excited to share today’s talks with you –so many new insights, tools and strategies! In this video, Sara and I give a brief overview of today’s talks https://www.facebook.com/brightandquirky/videos/560429674437641/. Enjoy!

  40. on January 30, 2019 at 8:14 am

    Collin’s talk is sincere, informative and most of all, filled with kindness. Bravo for this man and his insights, as well as his experience.

  41. Sara Nied on January 30, 2019 at 7:21 am

    Welcome to Day 3 of the Summit! We love hearing all of your comments, stories, insights, and aha moments. Keep them coming, and we hope you enjoy Day 3 content, all about the school and learning environment. Enjoy!

  42. Mignon de Klerk on January 30, 2019 at 7:05 am

    I am unsure where to view today’s seminar which should have started 5 minutes ago. I registered and got the email with the link, but the page it is directing my to does not include anything that looks like today’s talk, only a summary of the agenda and that sort of thing.

  43. Krista Dombrovski on January 30, 2019 at 7:00 am

    I am a mom of a bright and quirky 8 year old boy. He his full of energy. Looking to adopt another kiddo to expand our family.

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