14-51 Story 1: Twice exceptional children

 

Synopsis: Many people feel that gifted children don’t need any help because they’re so talented. But many gifted kids are so bored in school they become disruptive and do poorly, so they’re not identified and their need for a challenge isn’t met. Some gifted children also have disabilities, such as learning disabilities, that are not identified because they are masked by their gifts. Experts discuss how to meet the needs of these children educationally and emotionally.

Host: Reed Pence. Guests: Dr. James Webb, clinical psychologist, President, Great Potential Press and founder, Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted. Megan Foley Nicpon, Associate Professorof Counseling Psychology, University of Iowa and Associate Director for Research and Clinic, Belin-Blank Center.  Jen Merrill, mother of two twice exceptional children and author, If This Is A Gift, Can I Send It Back?

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