Twice Exceptional: Understanding Students with both Disabilities and High Abilities

Twice Exceptional: Understanding Students with both Disabilities and High Abilities. Monday, June 6, 7:15 PM in the Darien Library Community Room. Please join us for a presentation by Susan Baum, Ph.D., on raising and educating twice-exceptional (2E) students -- those with high abilities combined with learning challenges. Dr. Baum will discuss the importance of recognizing and developing a child's strengths as part of a comprehensive educational plan - noting that focusing only on their deficits greatly compromises the effectiveness of any educational program. Twice exceptional students may have talents that are equally important and need to be nurtured, ranging from the performing and visual arts to science, engineering, and architecture. Dr. Susan Baum, the foremost expert on twice-exceptional students, is co-director of the International Center for Talent Development and Director of the National Institute for 2E Research and Development at Bridges Academy. Co-sponsored by Darien Library, Darien Advocates for Education of the Gifted (DAEG) and Darien Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (SEPAC). Please RSVP to dariensepac@gmail.com.
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