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?
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.
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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
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.
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:
This series is good if you're using the "g" word with your child:
There's a number of good books in this series if you like stuff broken down into steps:
I also like the SENG site, Hoagies and the Twice Exceptional Newsletter.
Mom to a teenager and a middle schooler.
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
MeDH DS1 10/06 DD 08/10 DS2 10/12with SB and
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.