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#1 of 10 Old 09-07-2012, 03:53 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi,  I'm Mom to DS, who is a 2E (twice exceptional) child, both gifted and special needs (SPD and anxiety).  Honestly, I had been so focussed on his SPD that I overlooked the needs he has around his giftedness (he tests really high in all areas).

 

He's starting first grade, and over the summer we had a neuro-psych eval done, which alerted me to his other "end" of needs, and focussed me on helping him find a suitable educational setting.  A setting that addresses both seems really hard to find.

 

I have heard there are some good resources out there about the social emotional needs of gifted kids.  I'd like to do some reading.  Can you Mommas out there suggest any good resources?  

 

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For social-emotional needs, the SENG site comes to mind (Serving Emotional Needs of the Gifted).  I'm not so good with book recommendations.  I could probably use a few, actually.  eyesroll.gif


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My reading has generally been chosen by the specific parenting issue we're struggling with.

 

2e: Bright, Not Broken, by Kennedy & Banks, read before DD's ETR (qualification for IEP) & Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnosis... by Webb et al

 

math gifted: Developing Math Talent, Assouline

 

reading talent + introvert: Some of my best friends are books, Halsted
 

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My reading has generally been chosen by the specific parenting issue we're struggling with.

 

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reading talent + introvert: Some of my best friends are books, Halsted
 

 

That was a good one although mine wasn't/isn't introverted.

 

I'll also add "Smart But Scattered" for help in organizing and persistence to task among other things.  


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"The Mislabeled Child", by the Dres Eide, helps with teasing apart what might be giftedness and what might be the other e's.


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My favourites, in no particular order:

 

The Mislabeled Child

When the Labels Don't Fit

Kids, Parents and Power Struggles

Both of the Webb books

Smart but Scattered

Bright Not Broken

Out of Sync Child and OoSC has Fun

Raising a Sensory Smart Child

Freeing Your Child from Anxiety

Helping Your Anxious Child

 

The Fonseca book is good as an overview with a few practical ideas:

http://www.amazon.com/Emotional-Intensity-Gifted-Students-Explosive/dp/1593634900/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1347210053&sr=1-4&keywords=gifted+children

 

This series is good if you're using the "g" word with your child:

http://www.amazon.com/Gifted-Kids-Survival-Guide-Under/dp/1575423227/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1347210053&sr=1-3&keywords=gifted+children

 

There's a number of good books in this series if you like stuff broken down into steps:

http://www.amazon.com/Relaxation-Stress-Reduction-Workbook-Kids/dp/1572245824/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1347209886&sr=8-5&keywords=anxiety+in+children

 

 

I also like the SENG site, Hoagies and the Twice Exceptional Newsletter.


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Forgot to mention a book that is not specifically about giftedness or 2e, but happened to describe my child very well:

The Active Alert Child

DS' anxiety often manifests itself in major rigidity and control issues which lead to explosions or meltdowns, for which I found this one helpful:

The Explosive Child


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The name evades me right now, but it's a book I found out about here. It's about "overexcitabilities" in gifted kids.

Something about being anxious. It's been a great help to us. Perhaps someone here will remember the title, but when I find it, I will post the title for you.

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maybe Living with Intensity?


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maybe Living with Intensity?

That's it. Thank you! A great book that has helped me understand so much with regards to my DC.

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