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Gifted & Distractible
Newsletter for the Twice Exceptional Community
This issue of "Gifted & Distractible" is sponsored by:
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What you'll find in this issue of "Gifted & Distractible"

Julie's blog:
In The Importance of Classroom Culture and Connection for Gifted and Twice Exceptional Learners Julie talks about empaths and how they are affected by school and classroom culture. Read ten suggestions for encouraging humanity and empathy in classrooms as well as in homes, and get a script for speaking with your child about their sensitive souls.

Articles 
Love in the Brain - This Psychology Today article looks at insights gleaned in the wake of a brain injury and whether there are brain regions that are involved in love. Understanding brain wiring is always of interest to the gifted twice exceptional population as we know our diverse experiences are brain based.

Parents can help build mental wellness in kids and teens at risk for bipolar - 
The Stanford Medicine publication, Scope, takes a look at evidence published in JAMA Psychiatry stating that parent involvement in therapy can positively affect mental wellness in at risk children and teens. The involvement of parents in their kids' reality is the hallmark of With Understanding Comes Calm's mission for parents of twice exceptional kids. We're thrilled to see this research and intervention!

Signs of Dyscalculia at Different Ages - Dyscalculia is a learning disability in math. It's not anxiety around math and having challenges in math isn't always dyscalculia. Read this Understood article to learn the signs at different ages and stages.

Spreading the Word about Twice Exceptionality
Where can you find Julie out and about in the community? Check out the listing below.

Events
2 Days of 2e Virtual Conference - It's not just two days! We are on-demand through (at least) April 2020. Looking for after working hours resources? Need accountability to demonstrate attendance? No problem!  REGISTER TODAY. Questions? Contact Julie or Steve.

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JULIE'S BLOG
In The Importance of Classroom Culture and Connection for Gifted and Twice Exceptional Learners, Julie talks about empaths and how they are affected by school and classroom culture. Read ten suggestions for encouraging humanity and empathy in classrooms as well as in homes and get a script for speaking with your child about their sensitive souls.
 
2 DAYS OF 2e VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
It's not too late! REGISTER now!
EDUCATORS AND ADMINISTRATORS - DID YOU KNOW...
 
  • 2 Days of 2e virtual conference is on-demand and ALWAYS available for professional development TWENTY FOUR HOURS A DAY?
 
  • Our software allows us to capture accountability data on attendance?
 
  • We offer 10% off for groups of 5+?
 
  • The cost is just $139 (under $15 a session!)
 
  • Certificates of Attendance available from the University of Connecticut and With Understanding Comes Calm
 
  • Credits available from the Maryland Department of Education
 
  • Our TWELVE EXPERTS delve deeply into emotion regulation, classroom interventions, asynchronous development, brain neurology, culturally diverse 2e learners, learning strategies like visual metaphor and non-linear thinking...and SO. MUCH. MORE.
WITH UNDERSTANDING COMES CALM
OUT IN THE COMMUNITY
Thank you to the Maryland State Department of Education for recognizing With Understanding Comes Calm, LLC as an outstanding Business Successfully Supporting Gifted and Talented Education. The EGATE (Excellence in Gifted and Talented Education) Award Ceremony takes place on Feb. 11. 
Julie is thrilled to be invited by Yachad to bring Gifted and Twice Exceptionality for the FIRST TIME to their Special Education Conference on Feb. 5 in Baltimore, MD! Training educators to understand and address the needs of Gifted and 2e Learners speaks to the With Understanding Comes Calm mission to empower educators and raise self confidence in 2e students. Learn more here.
Julie is thrilled to join the first-ever 2e conference at William & Mary on February 28 - 29th. You can find Julie presenting:

Feb. 28, 2:00-2:45: "Top 10 Strategies for Successful Communication between Parents and Educators of 2e Students"

Feb. 29, 1:00-1:45 "Understanding and Addressing Emotion Regulation in 2e Children"
Julie brings her perspective on gifted and 2e to the virtual global SPINS conference on March 5. More information coming.
What is With Understanding Comes Calm, LLC?
 
Our mission is: To empower parents, educators, professionals and adults to bring out the best and raise self esteem in their children, students, clients and themselves.
  • Guiding Families Understanding, Durable Strategies, Implementation Plans and Advocacy
  • Mentoring Individuals Connection, Fulfillment, Validation, Solutions 
  • Collaborating with Educators and Clinicians Collaboration, Training, Best Practices, Resolution.
Contact Founder and President, Julie Skolnick with any inquiries.
 
Looking for a 2e Resource?
Register for 2 Days of 2e Virtual Conference and GAIN ACCESS TO OUR VIRTUAL EXHIBITOR HALL filled with 2e Resources like these...
2e News Center For Brain Health SENG Mr. Gelstons GHF Ball State University Gro Gifted InterIQ NRich Outback Bridges 2e Center Bridges Grad School Tilt Parenting Fitness For Health ScalIQ With Understanding Comes Calm
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
  • Feb. 6; Time Management, Attention and Organization, Your Questions Answered, Free Webinar from Understood.org, 12:00 pm EST, Register.
  • Feb. 17-20; 57th Annual International LDA (Learning Disabilities of America) Conference, Orlando, Fl. Register.
  • Feb. 19: First meeting of Summit Center’s Executive Functioning Support Course in Walnut Creek, CA. Info

  • Feb. 24; Bridges 2e Center Lunch with Scott Barry Kaufman, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, UCLA Campus. More information and to Register.
  • March 5: SPINS - Special Kids International Summit virtual conference.

  • March 5; McGate (Maryland Coalition for Gifted and Talented Education) 2e Workshop, North Bethesda Middle School, Bethesda, MD, 6:30-7:30 pm, RSVP.
  • August 7-9; SENG (Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted) Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN, More information.

ONGOING EVENTS:

  • 2 Days of 2e Virtual Conference; Launch October 29-30. On-Demand through April 2020. Register.
  • Dr. Adam Pletter's online iParent 101 course "Safety in the Digital Age." Learn more and REGISTER.

POST YOUR EVENT OR CLASS IN "GIFTED & DISTRACTIBLE!" 
 
EMAIL JULIE BY THE 15TH OF THE MONTH AND INCLUDE YOUR EVENT'S DATE, TITLE, LOCATION, COST AND LINK TO REGISTER.
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