Susan Baum 2012 copy

Prof. Dr. Susan Baum
Bridge Academy: 2e Center

Brains Wired Differently: Understanding the Twice-Exceptional Learner

Donnerstag, den 20.09.18 von 18:15 bis 19:15 Uhr

Raum Schloss Aula


Twice exceptional learners have brains that are wired differently resulting in extraordinary gifts and talents and perplexing challenges at the same time. Their unique brain wiring requires strategies that are not only dually-differentiated but strength-based and talent-focused as well. Research based approaches specifically designed to meet the needs of bright students with ADHD, ASD, or dyslexia will be explored.

Zur Person

Susan Baum, Ph.D. is the Director of the 2e Center for Research and Professional Development at Bridges Academy, a school for twice exceptional students. Professor Emeritus from The College of New Rochelle, Susan is widely published in the areas of twice exceptional students and gifted education. The third edition of her seminal work To be gifted and learning disabled: Strength based strategies for helping twice exceptional students with Ld, ADHD, ASD, and More has just been published. Dr. Baum has been acknowledged for her seminal work in twice exceptional education as the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Weinfeld Group, 2011, the Connecticut Association for Gifted’s Friend of the Gifted Award, and the 2015 Distinguished Professional Alumni Award from the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Baum served on the Board of Directors of the National Association for Gifted Students and is the past president and founder of the Association for the Education of Gifted Underachieving Students (AEGUS). Susan serves on the advisory boards of 2e Newsletter and Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, The Quad Preparatory School for Twice Exceptional Learners.