In The Challenge of the Highly
Gifted/Special Needs Child, I discuss special issues associated with the
combination of being highly gifted and having learning disabilities.
Someone on GT-Special once asked what listmembers considered the ten most
crucial pieces of advice for raising a gifted/special needs child.
Top 10 Pieces of Advice for Parents of
Uniquely Gifted Children was my response.
Our children often get labeled as "unmotivated" or "lazy".
Motivation Problem or Hidden Disability? discusses
this worrisome situation.
Sometimes there's no way to salvage a situation. Deciding to leave can
be painful and difficult.
Do I Stay or Do I Go
examines this painful dilemma.
My article Sharing Useful
Articles with School Personnel suggests ways to effectively get information
to your child's teachers and other school staff. And, when people have
been helpful, be sure to thank them in, for the sake of
Preventing Burnout in the People Who Help Us.
It can be difficult for siblings of special needs children to understand that
parents are not favoring the special needs child, that he or she truly has
severe learning issues, yet at the same time to know that we empathize with
their frustrations. In Siblings
of Twice-Exceptional Children, I make some suggestions for dealing with
Meeting the Needs of Twice-Exceptional Children and
Homeschooling Twice-Exceptional Children were written for online seminars I
gave for the Davidson Institute for Talent
Friday October 06, 2006