Homeschooling Your Gifted/Twice Exceptional Child
Homeschooling any child can be both joyful and challenging; however, the issues specific to homeschooling gifted or 2e (gifted + adhd, autism, or other diagnosis) children can make for a particularly intensive experience for your entire family. Parents of gifted kids need to understand the asynchronous development of these children and how it impacts them academically, socially, emotionally and behaviorally. Parents also need support as they work hard to raise and educate children who may not always fit well into society’s or their community’s expectations. Workshop participants will learn about resources aimed at gifted and neurodiverse homeschoolers as well as how to ensure that the education they are offering to their children is tailored to fit their child’s unique needs. Bring your questions! There will be time built in for discussion.
Corin Barsily Goodwin founded GHF: Gifted Homeschoolers Forum in 2004. She previously served as Gifted/SpEd Advisor for the HomeSchool Association of CA. She has been presenting on education and neurodiversity issues for many years, and her written work has been seen in all the usual publications and a textbook. Corin serves on the SENG Editorial Board and the Advisory Boards of Asynchronous Scholars’ Fund and GRO – Gifted Research & Outreach. She is co-author with Mika Gustavson of Making the Choice: When Typical School Doesn’t Fit Your Atypical Child, Writing Your Own Script: A Parent’s Role in the Gifted Child’s Social Development. She is also mom to a variety of 2e young adults.