As schools have attempted to identify and meet the needs of students who are highly capable, certain populations continue to be under-represented in programs for the gifted. One such group includes individuals who are gifted and have a disability. Preconceived notions of how disabilities affect cognition can negatively color expectations and prevent students from services that focus on their strengths. This seminar is designed to provide attendees with insights into the roadblocks that many students who are multi-exceptional face during their school career. Strategies that focus on student strengths while simultaneously addressing areas of need will be shared.
- Characteristics of students who are multi-exceptional
- Roadblocks for those who are multi-exceptional
- Misconceptions of demonstrated behaviors
- The value of strength-based programming
- Effective accommodations and modifications to meet the needs of students who are multi-exceptional
- The attendee will be able to identify characteristics of students who are multi-exceptional.
- The attendee will be able to understand the value of providing strength-based services to students who are multi-exceptional.
- The attendee will be able to develop an appreciation for a multi-disciplinary approach when working with students who are multi-exceptional.
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
I. Common Roadblocks For Students Who Are Multi-Exceptional
A. What The Literature Has To Say
B. Characteristics Of Children Who Are Multi-Exceptional
C. Identification And Misdiagnosis
D. Laziness: Fact Or Fiction
E. Early Intervention
F. Bullying Issues
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
II. 'Let The Rabbits Run' Strength-Based Programming
A. Creating A Positive Classroom Environment For All Students
B. Grouping Issues
C. Teaching Strategies
D. Accommodations And Modifications
E. Compensation Strategies
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
III. Questions And Answers
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
IV. 'Soar With Your Strengths' Educational Support Strategies
A. Teaching Strategies
B. Staff And Student Training
C. Social Skills Training
D. Assistive Technology
E. Reflective Teaching
F. Multidisciplinary Team Approach
3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
V. 'A Point To Ponder' Acceleration
A. What The Literature has To Say
B. What Educators Frequently Believe
C. Considerations And Resources
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VI. Questions And Answers