Crucial Conversations About Cognitive Diversity | Season 6 Archives


Episode 1: Dr. Dan Peters
August 16, 2023

Dan Peters has devoted his career to the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and families, specializing in overcoming worry and fear, learning differences such as dyslexia, and issues related to giftedness and twice-exceptionality. He is passionate about helping parents and teachers to better engage children in the classroom, at home, and in life, so that they can realize their full potential. Dr. Dan is author of Make Your Worrier a Warrior: A Guide to Conquering Your Child’s Fears, and the companion book for children, From Worrier to Warrior: A Guide to Conquering Your Fears, as well as the Warrior Workbook: A Guide for Conquering Your Worry Monster. He is also co-author of Bright, Complex Kids: Supporting Their Social and Emotional Development and Boosting Your Child’s Natural Creativity, and hosts the podcast, Parent Footprint with Dr. Dan.

Find out more about Dan here and here.


Episode 2: The O’Kelley Lab
September 20, 2023

The O’Kelley Lab is a grassroots effort by the O’Kelley family to create innovative therapies to empower parents and children who are twice exceptional (2e) — gifted, with some form of disability. Their ideas and therapies are geared toward improving the lives of people on the autistic spectrum as well.

Find out more about the O’Kelleys here.


Episode 3: Julie Skolnick
October 18, 2023

Julie passionately guides parents of gifted and distractible children, mentors 2e adults, trains educators and advises professionals on how to bring out the best and raise self-confidence in their 2e students and clients. A prolific write and beloved speaker, Julie hosts The Haystack 2e Adult Membership Group, which welcomes all ‘2e adult needles,’ hosts Let’s Talk 2e! Parent Empowerment Groups, produces virtual conferences, and publishes “Gifted & Distractible,” a free weekly newsletter.

Find out more about Julie here.


Episode 4: Jeremy & Leah Cohen
November 15, 2023

Jeremy and Leah Cohen are your typical parents trying to navigate all of the trials and triumphs of raising three wonderfully unique children. With one son at a 2e school, another diagnosed with both ADHD and dyslexia, and a nonverbal, autistic daughter, they have had to figure out how to manage each special situation. They are sharing their story in hopes of helping other parents on their own journeys of love and learning.


This series is produced by Bridges 2e Media, which publishes and Variations2e magazine.

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