Episode 23: Whole-Brain Strategies for Gifted Students
The Gifted Ed Podcast
by The Avery Coonley School
2w ago
In this episode, we talk through tips and strategies outlined throughout the book, The Whole-Brain Child by Dr. Daniel Siegel and Dr. Tina Payne Bryson. This is a great resource for educators as there is a workbook that accompanies the text that we are going to talk about today. While this book is not explicitly written for gifted children, we have found that the framework can be applicable to gifted needs. https://drdansiegel.com/book/the-whole-brain-child/ Co-Hosts: Angel Van Howe and Meghan McCarthy Co-Producers: Adam Metcalf and Jeff Westbrook Original Music by Adam G-F How you can be in ..read more
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Episode 22: Gifted and Distractible with Julie Skolnick
The Gifted Ed Podcast
by The Avery Coonley School
1M ago
In this episode, we welcome Julie Skolnick, author of Gifted and Distractible, to the Gifted Ed Podcast to explore giftedness and 2E(plus) profiles. We discuss various methods to better understand these profiles, as well as strategies to better support their needs. Co-Hosts: Angel Van Howe and Meghan McCarthy Co-Producers: Adam Metcalf and Jeff Westbrook Original Music by Adam G-F How you can be involved: Subscribe to The Gifted Ed Podcast Email us at: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠thegiftededpodcast@averycoonley.org⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Submit a ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠feedback form⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ to the podcast team to let us know of any topics that y ..read more
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Episode 12: Neurodiversity: Twice Exceptional Students with Dr. Nichole Dawson
The Gifted Ed Podcast
by The Avery Coonley School
1M ago
This episode features a recording from our ACS Family Speaker Series. The learning challenges of a Twice Exceptional (2E) student are often overlooked because of strengths and gifts that may be masking special characteristics and learning differences in other areas. How are these students identified and what are the impacts of their challenges? Pediatric Neuropsychologist Dr. Nichole Dawson will join us to explore how to identify twice exceptionalities (social, emotional, behavioral and/or learning differences) and discuss the importance of identification of twice exceptionalities for a studen ..read more
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Episode 10: Helping Your Child Read and Write Well with Nancy Parkinson
The Gifted Ed Podcast
by The Avery Coonley School
1M ago
This is a special edition episode as it will feature a recording from our ACS Family Speaker Series.  The Family Speaker Series is new this school year and its purpose is to provide support and education for families on a variety of topics that all relate to giftedness.  In this episode, we will hear from Nancy Parkinson as she helps us explore the intricate components of literacy to better navigate the developmental and diverse needs of our ACS readers and writers.  To develop the proper tools and skills to be a successful reader and writer, young learners are given very basic ..read more
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Episode 9: Executive Functioning with Dr. Ann Weller
The Gifted Ed Podcast
by The Avery Coonley School
1M ago
This is a special edition episode as it will feature a recording from our ACS Family Speaker Series.  The Family Speaker Series is new this school year and its purpose is to provide support and education for families on a variety of topics that all relate to giftedness.  In this episode, we will hear from Dr. Ann Weller, owner of Plum Tree Psychology. She will be introducing the ACS community to the concepts and scope of executive functioning — a broad term for the brain functions that help us execute daily tasks and a skill set that is often tied to success in school. Dr. Weller wil ..read more
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Episode 21: Addressing Anxiety in Gifted Students with Dr. Maha Zayed
The Gifted Ed Podcast
by The Avery Coonley School
3M ago
This episode features our discussion with Dr. Maha Zayed, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and owner of the OCD & Anxiety Center. She specializes in working with kids, teens, and adults who struggle with anxiety, OCD, and anxiety-related disorders. She provides Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Exposure-Based Therapy and has had the privilege of seeing people get back to living happier, healthier lives where anxiety and OCD are managed in a relatively short amount of time. In this episode, we discuss how gifted students may experience and present their anxieties, as well as how teachers and ..read more
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Episode 19: Executive Functioning Vulnerabilities in Gifted Students (Part 2)
The Gifted Ed Podcast
by The Avery Coonley School
3M ago
In this episode we welcome back Robin Speizman and Katherine Wilkie to the Gifted Ed Podcast to explore classroom strategies and structures that support executive functioning needs (Shifting/Flexibility, Social Awareness/ Perspective Taking, and Organization and Planning). We discuss how to develop tiered levels of intervention within instruction as it pertains to executive functioning. Katie Wilkie is the owner of Imagination Therapy PLLC, a speech-language pathology and executive function coaching business serving Forest Park, Oak Park, and the surrounding areas. She is a graduate of Rush M ..read more
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Episode 18: Unpacking Executive Functioning for Gifted Students (Part 1)
The Gifted Ed Podcast
by The Avery Coonley School
3M ago
In this episode we invite Robin Speizman and Katherine Wilkie to define and discuss the components of executive functioning and how it presents within our gifted community. Katie Wilkie is the owner of Imagination Therapy PLLC, a speech-language pathology and executive function coaching business serving Forest Park, Oak Park, and the surrounding areas. She is a graduate of Rush Medical Center and her business, Imagination Therapy PLLC, was established in 2017 to service individuals from ages 7-65, with a particular interest in teens and younger adults. Utilizing both bottom-up and top-do ..read more
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Episode 20: Executive Function (Part 3)
The Gifted Ed Podcast
by The Avery Coonley School
3M ago
In this episode we welcome back Robin Speizman and Katherine Wilkie to the Gifted Ed Podcast to explore classroom strategies and structures that support executive functioning needs. We discuss how to develop tiered levels of intervention within instruction as it pertains to executive functioning. Katie Wilkie is the owner of Imagination Therapy PLLC, a speech-language pathology and executive function coaching business serving Forest Park, Oak Park, and the surrounding areas. She is a graduate of Rush Medical Center and her business, Imagination Therapy PLLC, was established in 2017 to service ..read more
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Episode 19: Executive Function (Part 2)
The Gifted Ed Podcast
by The Avery Coonley School
4M ago
In this episode we welcome back Robin Speizman and Katherine Wilkie to the Gifted Ed Podcast to explore classroom strategies and structures that support executive functioning needs (Shifting/Flexibility, Social Awareness/ Perspective Taking, and Organization and Planning). We discuss how to develop tiered levels of intervention within instruction as it pertains to executive functioning. Katie Wilkie is the owner of Imagination Therapy PLLC, a speech-language pathology and executive function coaching business serving Forest Park, Oak Park, and the surrounding areas. She is a graduate of Rush M ..read more
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