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Inconvenient Student - an Online Book Study

- Audience:  K-12 Educators, Administrators, Counselors, Psychologists, Gifted Specialists

  • The ability to understand the social and emotional needs of students who are gifted and to address the impact of those needs on student learning.
  • The ability to recognize and respond to characteristics and needs of students from traditionally underrepresented populations who are gifted and create safe and culturally responsive learning environments.

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The Inconvenient Student: Critical Issues in the Identification and Education of Twice Exceptional Students By Dr. Michael Postma

Twice-exceptional children are those who are both gifted and have a learning disability or an attentional or behavioral disorder. Because they have exceptionalities on both ends of the spectrum, their needs tend to go unmet. Often they are able to compensate for their disability with their giftedness, and their disability typically masks their giftedness, leaving them struggling enormously to perform at average levels, unnoticed by school systems. The Inconvenient Student, by Dr. Michael Postma, tackles the problem of identifying gifted kids who have dyslexia, dysgraphia, sensory processing disorder, auditory and visual processing disorders, ADD, autism or Asperger's, ODD, OCD, anxiety and depression. Dr. Postma explains in detail what these children are like and how to accommodate their needs in the regular classroom so that they can strengthen their weaknesses and maximize their strengths.

This 15 contact hour online book study will require independent reading of the text. Participants will be responsible for completing chapter reflections through a non-fiction book response (template to be provided). Additionally participants will review an assigned case study for a twice-exceptional student in which they will identify intellectual ability and areas of weakness in order to create a comprehensive action plan.

Course Dates: March 20th through May 8th

Participants are responsible for the purchase of the book.

Team of 4 discount of $55 per person use promo code:  teamof4

Registration ends at 12:00 AM on Friday, March 13, 2020
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(15) Contact Hours
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Contact Person:
Dr. Nicole Dietrich
Dr. Nicole Dietrich
Date Location
3/20/2020 - 5/8/2020 Hamilton County ESC, Online Location

11083 Hamilton Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45231