In today’s episode, we’re talking to Julie Skolnick about her top 10 strategies for successful communication between parents and educators of 2e students.
Today we will answer these questions:
- What does it mean to be a 2e student?
- When should parents begin talking to their children’s teachers about their twice exceptionality?
- Why is it so important that parents talk to their children’s teachers?
- What are your top ten strategies for successful communication between parents and educators of 2e students?
- 1. Foster Relationships
- 2. Collaborate
- 3. Make Deposits
- 4. Benefit of the Doubt
- 5. Don’t take it personally
- 6. Role Model
- 7. Respect
- 8. Avoid Long Emails
- 9. Take a break
- 10. Advocate
More about Julie:
Julie F. Rosenbaum Skolnick, M.A., J.D., Founder of With Understanding Comes Calm, LLC, passionately guides parents of gifted and distractible children, mentors 2e adults, trains educators and advises professionals on how to bring out the best and raise self-confidence in their 2e students and clients.
Julie’s studies at Colgate University, Boston College and Cornell Law School allowed her to take a deep dive into sociology and why people do what they do. Her advocacy focus orients her toward seeking what someone needs based on who they are and how they show up in the world.
Her community involvement mirrors her passion for the gifted and twice exceptional community serving as Secretary to the Maryland Superintendent’s Gifted and Talented Advisory Council, Advisor for the Masters of Education Program for the Bridges Graduate School of Cognitive Diversity, Maryland liaison for Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG), Committee member for the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) and as an advisor to “The G Word” feature documentary currently in production.
Julie produces Let’s Talk 2e! virtual conferences, hosts Let’s Talk 2e! Empowerment Groups, and publishes “Gifted & Distractible,” a free weekly newsletter.
Julie and her husband are parents of three twice exceptional children who keep them on their toes and uproariously laughing. Julie’s therapist is a red standard poodle named Tigger.
Links and Resources:
- Julie’s practice: www.WithUnderstandingComesCalm.com
- Julie’s book Gifted & Distractible (Out Fall 2023): www.GiftedandDistractible.com
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