Helping gifted and twice-exceptional children thrive is more than packing their brains with knowledge! This interactive workshop presents games and tools that were created to explore brilliant and twice-exceptional students’ intersectionality of strengths and challenges; culture and values. Fostering self-awareness begins with an investigation of the language and implicitly biased lenses that are too often used to describe abilities, obstacles, and ways of being. This workshop explores ways to mentor learners to develop positive self-identities and embrace their learning and communication diversities to build self-advocacy, social success, and agency.
About the Speaker
Cynthia Z. Hansen, M.Ed(D.Ed), ET/P, an Educational Therapist and Twice-Exceptional Consultant, facilitates the growth of gifted and creative individuals with ADHD, dyslexia, and complex learning profiles. A California credentialed teacher, Cindy is president of the Tri- County GATE Council in Southern California, a facilitator for SENG Parent groups and an advisory board member for The G Word documentary film. For over 30 years, Cindy has led professional development, parent, and conference workshops on issues facing cognitively and neuro-diverse learners. As a doctoral candidate at Bridges Graduate School of Cognitive Diversity in Education, Ms. Hansen focused on facilitating the positive identity development of 2e students through interactive games.