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Dr. Brock Eide, a physician specializing in learning differences who spoke on the topic of stealth dyslexia. He is shown holding the 2e Center’s “Starting with Strengths” award, presented to him and Dr. Fernette Eide, his wife and co-author with him of The Dyslexic Advantage and The Mislabeled Child.
Jonathan Mooney, author and dynamic public speaker. His talk wove together his past experiences as a student with dyslexia and ADHD with his forward-thinking ideas on learning and education.
Susan Baum, director of the 2e Center and educator, researcher, and international consultant with expertise in promoting achievement for high-ability, at-risk students. In her presentation, Baum focused on the five “puzzle pieces” required to build a picture of success for 2e children.
A day-long symposium took place on February 17, 2014, in Los Angeles. Hosted by The Center for 2e Research and Development, the event focused on the “Puzzling Paradox of 2e Learners.” The purpose was to introduce the concept of twice-exceptionality to those unfamiliar with it and to answer questions such as:
In addition, panels made up of parents and professionals discussed a variety of topics concerning raising and educating twice-exceptional children and answered questions from attendees.
Among the highlights of the day’s events was a panel discussion with four parents of twice–exceptional children. (See above.) Panel members candidly shared their experiences in trying to both understand and find a learning environment that would accommodate their children’s strengths and challenges. Here are some comments from their discussion.