The Child Mind Institute is an independent, national nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. They work to deliver the highest standard of care, advance the science of the developing brain, and empower parents, professionals, and policymakers to support children when and where they need it most.

The Conservatory Prep is a school for the twice-exceptional student in grades 6 – 12. The school fosters creativity and critical thinking through the arts, hands-on experiences and problem-based learning, while emphasizing strong research, math, writing, and technology skills.

Consult Line provides help for families and advocates of children with special needs about special education regulations, school-related concerns and procedural safeguard.

The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, Inc. (COPAA) is an independent, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization of attorneys, advocates, parents and related professionals. COPAA members work to protect the legal and civil rights of and secure excellence in education on behalf of tens of thousands of students with disabilities and their families each year at the national, state and local levels.

Educational therapist and GATE specialist Cindy Hansen specializes in the needs of the gifted and high potential community by assisting adults and children to embrace and fortify their complex learning profiles. She offers assessments for focused intervention in addition to educational therapy, case management and records review. Cindy serves families in the Western Ventura and Southern Santa Barbara counties of California.

Dr. Stuart has spent over 25 years in environments with gifted individuals and has received special training in the treatment of gifted children and adults. She is committed to offering quality support and attention for their often misunderstood, unique emotional needs.

Dr. Chidekel conducts gifted IQ testing for admission to Mirman School and Davidson Institute, in addition to assessing children and adolescents struggling with academic, developmental, emotional, relational, occupational, and behavioral difficulties. Her plans for treatment and modifications for home, work and school are addressed in ways that are specific, comprehensive and proactive.

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The Davidson Institute is a national, nonprofit organization offering much-needed support to profoundly gifted young people through programs and services: the Davidson Young Scholars, Davidson Fellows, THINK Summer Institute, the Educators Guild, and the Davidson Academy.

Through recognizing the different levels and kinds of giftedness, this book provides an insight into the challenges and benefits specific to gifted children with attention difficulties. Explaining why certain children are gifted and how giftedness is manifested, each chapter on a specific topic addresses the relevance for children with AD/HD and Asperger Syndrome. Lovecky guides parents and professionals through methods of diagnosis and advises on how best to nurture individual needs, positive behavior and relationships at home and at school.

Written by Deborah Reber, a mother of a son who is twice exceptional, this book unpacks the challenges that children with neurodifferences and their parents face. She offers 18 paradigm shifts or “tilts” that help parents become exceptional parents to their exceptional children.

Eileen Escarce, Ph.D., M.A., M.S.N. offers psychoeducational diagnostic assessment, gifted (IQ) testing, parent coaching, and psychotherapy for individuals, parents and children, and families. Her specialties include child psychology and school psychology.

Dr. Ellen Littman is a clinical psychologist licensed in New York State, with a focus on high IQ adults and adolescents and specializing in identifying and treating complex presentations of ADHD. Dr. Littman has been recognized by the American Psychological Association as a pioneer in the identification of gender differences in ADHD, with special expertise understanding issues affecting women and girls with ADHD. She also has advanced training in trauma, eating disorders, self-harm, and crisis intervention.

As a clinical psychologist in practice for over 30 years, Gail Post Ph.D. specializes in gifted adults and adolescents. Through private practice, she offers individual, couples, family and group therapy for adults and adolescents; consultation and supervision for treatment professionals; and educational consultation services for gifted children and adolescents. Dr. Post also writes and curates the online blog, Gifted Challenges, which explores the social and emotional aspects of giftedness.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Joanna Haase Ph.D., MFT, offers tools and information for helping parents raise their gifted child, with a focus on asynchronous development, overexcitabilities, and twice-exceptional.

Lesli Preuss, PhD, is a Licensed Clinical Child and Family Psychologist with more than fifteen years of experience practicing in leading medical centers and schools across six states. She specializes in the treatment of Twice Exceptional (2e) and intellectually-gifted children and adolescents, as well as children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Asperger’s Syndrome, and anxiety-related issues. Dr. Lesli Preuss operates a private practice located in Studio City, CA and she works with families from the greater Los Angeles area on her ranch in Agoura Hills, CA.

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