Twice-Exceptional Network (TEN) Part 2: Demystifying the 2e Journey

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Building on the knowledge from our previous session, TEN Part 2: Demystifying the 2e Journey brings together a panel of expert allies to empower you!

Join Yush Sztalkoper, founder of TEN, parent of a 2e child, and 2e champion, for an insightful session. Navigate the 2e journey with guidance from experienced neuropsychologists and New Canaan's own occupational therapist. This panel will help you identify your child's strengths and needs, becoming your roadmap to support their unique path.

Unveiling the 2e Puzzle:

  • Understanding the Signs: We'll explore common characteristics of 2e children, including academic inconsistencies, emotional intensity, asynchronous development (advanced skills in some areas, lagging in others), and a thirst for knowledge alongside frustration with traditional learning methods.

  • Beyond IQ Tests: Learn about the multifaceted approach to identifying 2e. This may involve giftedness assessments, evaluations for learning disabilities, and observations of your child's strengths and weaknesses in different environments.

Meet the Experts – Parents Who Get It:

  • The Neuropsychologist's Perspective: Neuropsychologists Dr. Certilman and Dr. Fontanetta will share insights on the evaluation process, what to expect, and how the results can guide support strategies for your child.

  • The Occupational Therapist's Lens: Amanda Zecchin, M.S., OTR/L, our very own New Canaan occupational therapist, will discuss how sensory processing, executive functioning skills, and emotional regulation can impact learning and daily life. 

Together, We Can:

  • Break Through Confusion: Gain clarity on the identification process and feel empowered to advocate for your child's needs.

  • Embrace the Strengths: Shift the focus to your child's unique talents and discover strategies to help them flourish.

  • Build a Support Network: Connect with a community of understanding parents who can offer empathy, encouragement, and practical advice.

Join us for this informative and supportive session to gain clarity, build your support network, and discover effective ways to advocate for your exceptional child!

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