Events for 2E in February

2E PARENT SUPPORT AND SOLUTIONS MEETINGS

Place: Naperville Municipal Center (Lunchroom lower level) – 400 S. Eagle St., Naperville, IL

Date:  Tuesday, February 3rd

Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Twice-exceptional kids can be tough to figure out. Understanding how to support and advocate for these unique learners can be overwhelming. And sometimes, you just need to vent! You are not alone. Facilitated by Adrienne Osmun, join her and other 2e parents to share your fears and frustrations and discuss solutions and resources in a supportive and understanding environment. These parent-only sessions will not have a specific topic of discussion, but they have proven to leave parents a little bit more empowered and a little less overwhelmed.

Join us on the following dates to meet other 2e parents, share your current situation or experience, and explore solutions that have worked for others.

NOTE: All 2e Support and Solutions meetings will be held at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St., Naperville.  Some evening sessions have been included. To see all dates for these meetings, click here. 

 

WORKSHOP: WHAT IS MY CHILD THINKING?

Place: Naperville Municipal Center (Lunchroom lower level) – 400 S. Eagle St., Naperville, IL

Date: Saturday, February 7th

Time: 8:45 arrival; Workshop 9:00-1:00
Facilitated by: Adrienne Osmun*

Understanding Your Child as a Learner & Practical Solutions for Supporting Your Student

Have you ever wondered why your child continues to struggle with a math problem that you’ve explained over and over?  Or, why a perfectly good organization system seems to cause more chaos?  Have you ever sent your child to look for something in a specific place and been completely confused by his/her inability to find it?  It is so simple.  Why can’t they see it?

Parents experience situations like these almost every day and often wonder, “What are they thinking?”  To read more about this event click here.

 

GUEST SPEAKER EVENT:

UNDERSTANDING NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATIONS

Place: Naperville Municipal Center Rooms BC- 400 S. Eagle St., Naperville, IL

Date: Monday, February 23rd

Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Facilitated by: Nichole L. Dawson, PhD*

Children who are struggling with school and do not seem to be responding to academic interventions can be good candidates for a more formal, in-depth evaluation.   A neuropsychological evaluation can be a blue print for understanding learners, particularly twice-exceptional learners.  This type of evaluation can reveal many things about how a child processes information, that would not otherwise be identified in school, and shed light on the root cause behind challenges and behaviors.  This analysis can then provide parents the targeted knowledge to strategically encourage our children strengths and develop appropriate supports and strategies to address their liabilities.  Dr Dawson will walk our group through the testing, develop our understanding of the results, and show us how to utilize the information to strategically support and advocate for our unique learners.  To read more about this event click here. 

 

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