Strategies to Ignite the Reluctant Writer

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Watch the recording here (Recorded on 11/17/21)

Writing almost always tops the list of challenges for all types of 2e learners, who have both high ability and potential as well as complex challenges such as specific learning disabilities (e.g. dyslexia), autism, ADHD, and anxiety. Parents and educators need tips to help these students experience success with writing. Renowned 2e expert Dr. SusanBaum joins REEL for a creative and pragmatic discussion on ways to support writing development for 2e learners.


Susan Baum, Ph.D. is the Director of the 2e Center for Research and Professional Development at Bridges Academy and Provost for Academics at the Bridges Graduate School of Cognitive Diversity in Education. As a Professor Emeritus from The College of New Rochelle, Susan is known for her seminal work in the education of twice exceptional children and has published and presented extensively in the areas of creativity, twice-exceptionality, and talent development. Her books include Creativity 1,2,3; Chi Square, Pie Charts and Me; and To Be Gifted and Learning Disabled: Strategies for Helping Gifted Students with LD, ADHD, ASD, and More. She served on the Board of Directors of the National Association for Gifted Children and is past president and co-founder of the Association for the Education of Gifted Underachieving Students. She is the 2010 recipient of the Life Time Achievement Award granted by the Weinfeld Group, for her contributions to the field of the education of twice exceptional learners, 2011 recipient of the Connecticut Association for the Gifted’s Friend of the Gifted Award, and the 2015 Distinguish Professional Alumni Award from the Neag School of Education for her work with twice exceptional students.


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