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Meredith G. Warshaw, M.S.S., M.A.

Special Needs Educational Advisor
Helping families with twice-exceptional children


1987    M.A. in Statistics,  University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
1987    M.A. in Psychology,  Brandeis University.
1983    M.S.S. in Clinical Social Work,  Bryn Mawr College.
1979    S.B. in Urban Studies,  Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Gifted Education-related Activities/Experience

2003 - present
Contributing Editor and Editorial Board member, 2e: Twice-Exceptional Newsletter

2001 - present
Special Needs Educational Advisor
, specializing in gifted/special needs children.
Assist parents in understanding the educational implications of their child’s special needs.

2000 - present
Creator and webmistress
of the Uniquely Gifted website of online resources for families and professionals working with gifted/special needs children.

1998 - present
Co-founder and co-listowner
of the GT-Special email list for families of gifted/special needs children.

2001 - present
Founder and listowner of the GT-Spec-Home email list for families homeschooling gifted/special needs children.

Conference presenter on gifted/special needs children
Author of chapters and articles

Professional Research Experience

1999 - 2001, Scientific Administrator
Massachusetts Veterans Epidemiology Research and Information Center
Organized colloquia and national week-long summer course, managing editor of annual newsletter, science writing and editing.

1990-1994, Statistician
1994-1999, Senior Statistician
Dept. of Psychiatry & Human Behavior, Brown University, Providence RI
Collaborated with psychiatry researchers to analyze data, write journal articles, and plan research studies, specializing in naturalistic longitudinal studies of patients with anxiety disorders or depression. Supervised statisticians and research assistants.

1989-1990, Biostatistician
Department of Psychiatry, Mass. General Hospital, Boston MA

1987-1989, Biostatistician
Frontier Sciences and Research Foundation, Brookline MA

Professional Service and Memberships

2004-present, Member Board of Directors, Council of Parent Attorneys and
2003-present, Member Web Site and Communications Committee, Council of Parent Attorneys and
1991- 2002, Ad hoc statistical reviewer, The American Journal of Psychiatry
1996-1998, Chair, American Statistical Association Committee for Applied Statisticians

Presentations on Gifted/Special Needs Children

November 2002, Boston Learning Society, Needham MA.

October 2002, 8th Annual New England Conference on Gifted and Talented Education, Quincy MA.

May 2002, Beyond IQ: Paradoxes and Oxymorons in the Lives of Highly and Profoundly Gifted Children, Wakefield MA.

July 2001, New England Homeschooling Conference, Boxborough MA.

April 2001, NLDA’s Fifth Annual Symposium on Non-verbal Learning Disorder, Monterey CA.

April 2001, Beyond IQ: Highly and Profoundly Gifted Children, Wakefield MA.

March 2001, Chair and panelist, Conference of the Association for the Education of Gifted Underachieving Students, Worcester MA.

May 2000, Chair and panelist, Conference of the Hollingworth Center for Highly Gifted Children, Newton MA.

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications

Warshaw MG, Dolan RT, Keller MB. Suicidal behavior in patients with current or past panic disorder: Five years of prospective data from the Harvard/Brown Anxiety Research Program. Am J Psychiatry 2000;157:1876-1878.

Warshaw MG, Massion AO, Keller MB, Shea MT. Predictors of remission in patients with panic with and without agoraphobia: Prospective five‑year follow‑up data. J Nervous and Mental Dis. 1997;185(8):517-519.

Warshaw MG, Keller MB. The relationship between fluoxetine use and suicidal behavior in 654 subjects with anxiety disorders. J. Clin. Psychiatry 1996; 57:158-166.

Warshaw MG, Massion AO, Peterson LG, Pratt L, Keller MB. Suicidal behavior in patients with panic disorder: Retrospective and prospective data. J Affective Disorders 1995;34:235-247.

Warshaw MG, Fierman E, Pratt L, Hunt M, Yonkers KA, Massion AO, Keller MB. Psychosocial function and dissociation in anxiety disorder patients with histories of trauma or PTSD. American Journal of Psychiatry 1993;150:1512-1516.

Warshaw MG, Klerman GL, Lavori PW. Are secular trends in major depression an artifact of recall? Journal of Psychiatric Research 1991;25:141-151.

Author or co-author on over 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals

Selected Articles and Chapters

Learning About New Medications.  ADDitude, May/June 2003.

Motivation Problem or Hidden Disability?  AEGUS (Association for the Education of Gifted Underachieving Students) Newsletter, 2002.

Meeting the Needs of Twice-Exceptional ChildrenPG Cybersource, Davidson Institute for Talent Development, 2002.

Tips for Parents:  Homeschooling Twice-Exceptional Children.  PG Cybersource, Davidson Institute for Talent Development, 2002.

Publication. HMS Beagle: The BioMedNet Magazine, 2001, Issue 97.

Warshaw's field guide to atypical statistics. HMS Beagle: The BioMedNet Magazine, 2001, Issue 95.

Gifted/special needs, the internet and me. In Uniquely Gifted: Identifying and Meeting the Needs of the Twice-Exceptional Student, ed. Kiesa Kay, Avocus Press, 2000.

Combinatorics: Part-time Solutions. Bryn Mawr Alumnae Bulletin Winter, 1999.

Rachel and Leah, Yaacov and Esau: Two Stories of Sibling Rivalry. Neshama 1998;9(3).

628MIT: A driving tale of vehicular maladjustment. J. Polymorphous Perversity 1989;6:8.

Last updated Tuesday March 29, 2005

"Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction."
       ~ Anne Sullivan (Helen Keller's Teacher)

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