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Author Kennedy, Diane M.

Title Bright not broken : gifted kids, ADHD, and autism / Diane M. Kennedy, Rebecca S. Banks with Temple Grandin.

Imprint San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, c2011.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  649.1528 K381b 2011    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xxvi, 292 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents Preface / Temple Grandin -- Introduction / Diane M. Kennedy and Rebecca S. Banks -- Who they are. Twice exceptional : a nontraditional view of giftedness -- Recognizing 2e : a confusing mix of abilities and challenges -- 2e, ADHD, and labels : misunderstanding behaviors and missing deficits -- Autism and 2e : a better understanding of deficits and behaviors -- Why they're stuck. A layman's guide to the DSM : the flawed system that traps our children -- Fact or fallacy : questioning the validity of the ADHD diagnosis -- Misunderstanding the spectrum of autism : an important "e" in 2e -- 2e students and education : too bright, too broken -- How to help them. Diagnosing the whole child : identifying abilities and minimizing deficits -- Educating the whole child : nurturing abilities and supporting challenges -- Conclusion : ensuring the best feature of our brightest minds.
Summary "Bright, talented children diagnosed with developmental or learning disorders are known as "Twice Exceptional" (or 2e). Because giftedness and disability often mask one another, many 2e kids aren't identified by our current mental health and educational systems--and as a result they don't receive the therapies or special educational services that can minimize their challenges and build on their talents. Despite their giftedness, 2e children often underachieve, drop out, and have poor life outcomes. Bright Not Broken offers parents and professionals proven alternatives for identifying and supporting 2e children.This revolutionary book will resonate with parents and teachers everywhere, showing that there is hope for bright children who have been misunderstood and misdiagnosed. Addresses fundamental problems in our current mental health and education systems and how these impact 2e children. Offers hope for 2e children and shows how to develop their true potential. Contributor Temple Grandin is an internationally known advocate for individuals with autism. This important resource shows parents and educators how to help 2e children become capable adults"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Children with disabilities -- Care.
Gifted children -- Care.
Exceptional children -- Care.
Added Author Banks, Rebecca S.
Grandin, Temple, 1947-
ISBN 9780470623329
Standard No. NZ1 13835932
AU@ 000047064257

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