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G/T 6hr Update - Gifted and Distractible Book Study
Fall 2024

Does your child exhibit giftedness and behavioral issues like meltdowns, power struggles, and difficulty relating to their peers? Are they out-of-the-box thinkers requiring different teaching and learning methods? It’s a widely held misconception that intellectual ability and social and emotional success go hand in hand. In fact, “twice exceptional” kids—those who are gifted and have simultaneous learning differences like ADHD, Autism, or dyslexia—are often misunderstood by parents, teachers, and themselves.

This much-needed and empowering guide reveals the unique challenges these remarkable kids face, and offers strength-based, hands-on strategies for understanding, supporting, and advocating for twice exceptional kids. In a world that labels them lazy, scattered, attention-seeking, and a problem that can’t be solved, these tools will help you reimagine the world through your child’s unique perspective—so you can help them thrive. 

Join ESC Region 12 as we embark on a six-week online book study of Julie Skolnick’s book, Gifted and Distractible: Understanding, Supporting, and Advocating for Your Twice Exceptional Child. This book is a practical, research-based guide that demystifies giftedness and learning differences in order to help “twice exceptional” children thrive.

Important Session Information:

Gifted and Talented Members attend for the book fee ($20). This six week, instructor led book study will take place via a Canvas course. Participants will be assigned specific chapters to read and questions to complete via a discussion board. Participants will pay a materials fee ($20) in their registration fee to receive a paperback copy of the text, Gifted and Distractible: Understanding, Supporting, and Advocating for Your Twice Exceptional Child, to be picked up at the ESC the week prior to the book study beginning. 

The session begins September 11, 2024 and ends October 25, 2024.
This session is a 6-hour Gifted/Talented (G/T) Update.

Dimension 1.3: Knowledge of Students, Dimension 2.4: Differentiation, Dimension 3.2: Managing Student Behavior

Registration ends at 12:00 AM on Tuesday, October 1, 2024
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Credits Available:
(6) CPE/G/T
Seats Available:
Contact Person:
Kari Kenobbie-Espin
Kari Kenobbie-Espin
Date Location
9/11/2024 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Online Location

ESC Region 12 | 2101 West Loop 340 | Waco TX 76712 | 254-297-1212