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Lately I have noticed I have been working with many twice exceptional children. There are a number of research articles that clinicians and academicians are privy to regarding how to create supportive environments for the gifted child (e.g., The School Psychology Review or The School Psychology Quarterly–most recent volume actually!); however, the articles are not very parent friendly. And sometimes not even clinician or researcher friendly! Therefore, I decided to include a post with resources and articles that may help parents and other caregivers who are interested in learning more about their child who may be struggling academically, socially, behaviorally, or emotionally across a variety of settings. Best wishes, Dr. Stephanie
Great website for so many resources: Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SEND) — http://www.sengifted.org/
Great book recommendation: Living with Intensity: Understanding the Sensitivity, Excitability, and Emotional Development of Gifted Children, Adolescents, and Adults (Edited by Daniels & Piechowski, 2008)
“Heavy read” but very informative article by the National Education Association (NEA): http://www.nea.org/assets/docs/twiceexceptional.pdf
Great article focused specifically on parenting challenges and provides some basic recommendations: http://www.freespirit.com/files/OTHER/Expert_Approaches_Neumann.pdf
At the end of the day, find some common ground between you and your child. Your instincts can teach you a lot!
**Remember that Dr. Stephanie does not endorse any of the aforementioned references and they are only meant to provide helpful guidelines. They are not meant as treatment recommendations to be used in isolation.