New SENGinar April 19th: Teaching Academics to Gifted Youth with Asperger’s
Presented by Terry Friedrichs, Ph.D., Ed.D.
In this SENGinar, parents and educators will discover, among other things, how to improve on the youths’ skills in communicating, understanding directions, and predicting consequences in basic academic subjects at the elementary, middle and secondary levels.
Gifted students with Asperger’s Syndrome are increasingly being identified in school systems. This webinar presents ideas for teaching these students basic academic subjects – reading, writing and mathematics – at the elementary, middle, and secondary levels, in more socially and emotionally supportive ways. Dr. Friedrichs offers approaches at each level on instructing reading, writing and mathematics, taking into account the high-potential and challenging traits associated with Asperger’s, specifically including social, communication and restrictive-interest characteristics.
|About Terry Friedrichs, Ph.D., Ed.D.
Dr. Terry Friedrichs assesses and teaches K-College gifted students with Asperger’s Syndrome as a private learning specialist in suburban Minneapolis-St. Paul. He has completed the University of St. Thomas’ Autism Spectrum Disorders Program and teaches in its Twice-Exceptional Certificate Program. He has also authored Distinguishing Characteristics of Gifted Children with Disabilities (Prufrock Press).
|About SENG Webinars
For more information, contact Cyndy Launchbaugh. This webinar is provided by SENG, www.SENGifted.org. SENG is committed to sharing complex issues relating to the social and emotional needs of giftedness. SENGinars reflect the opinions of their speakers and do not necessarily represent SENG’s philosophy. SENG invites your comments and discussion about this webinar following the session.