Crucial Conversations About Cognitive Diversity | Season 6 Archives


SEASON 6 ARCHIVES

Episode 1: Dr. Dan Peters
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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
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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
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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
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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.

 


Episode 5: Loretta Lee
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December 13, 2023

Loretta helps heart-centered people — business owners, executives, and especially parents — to live the life they truly love. Being a mother and carer of a child with a learning disability, she harnesses her knowledge in training, development, management, and business building to help her girls navigate this confusing world. As a mother in a new country, she managed to access support for her ASD daughter, which is beyond expectation. She shares her knowledge and experience with fellow carers in her carers group, too.

 


Episode 6: Irene Lee
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January 24, 2024

This episode focused primarily on dyslexia, with Irene Lee & Megan DeLeon from Stowell Learning Center providing insights and learning and intervention strategies. Stowell Learning Centers work with a very comprehensive continuum of learning skills that allows them to create programming for each student that is very specific to his or her needs.

View the Powerpoint presentation from this episode:

Irene Lee Dyslexia Presentation

Episode 7: Julie Skolnick
Aired 
March 1, 2024

Julie Skolnick joined us live in Los Angeles for the first in-person episode of Crucial Conversations! 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 8: Lin Lim-Goh, Adam Laningham, and Gail Bentley
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March 20, 2024

Maria’s guests were Lin Lim-Goh, Adam Laningham, and Gail Bentley, who talked about resources for parents of young children. Lin and Adam wrote a book, “An Animal School: A Tale of Gifts,” and Lin and Gayle authored “Using Picture Books to Help Little Ones Learn About Themselves.”

Using carefully curated picture books as a powerful tool to build positive relationships and springboard to safely discuss difficult topics,Lin, Adam and Gayle enjoy collaborating as a team to create resources and materials enriched through their common and diverse academic, professional, and personal experiences. The authors are committed to increasing awareness of the importance of the social and emotional needs of the gifted, serving in various capacities as SENG board members. Lin uses a cultural interdisciplinary human development lens, is a Dean in higher education at Bridges Graduate School, and is also a parent of two profoundly gifted teens, one of whom is 2e. Adam and Gayle are both K-12 educators. Adam was also a GT district trainer and coordinator, while Gayle is a doctoral candidate at BGS and also a parent of 3 2e teens.


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

For any inquiries contact crucialconversations@2ecenter.org


 

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