The Gift: LD/ADHD/High Functioning Autism Reframed Presented by Jonathan Mooney
03/08/2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Often students with learning disabilities (LD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) as well as High Functioning Autism (HFA) struggle in traditional school settings. Emerging brain research suggests that many students labeled LD/ADHD/HFA have gifts for creative and visual thinking that go unrecognized in academic environments. As a result, many bright and gifted labeled students spiral in a devastating pattern of academic failure, learned helplessness, and low self esteem.
In this presentation Mooney:
- Tackles this paradox head-on by outlining research that validates LD/ADHD/HFA as a set of cognitive gifts.
- Speaks honestly about the systemic and cultural barriers to normalizing these unique learning styles.
- Empowers parents with applicable strategies to build a positive self-understanding in their labeled student.
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