Austina De Bonte presents Getting Students Writing: How to Support Twice Exceptional Students and Other Reluctant Writers
One of the most challenging academic areas for twice exceptional students is writing. Learn the five root causes of writing challenges, how to identify what’s going on, and how to support each one. Without a finer grained understanding of exactly where the writing challenges are coming from, attempts to provide support or therapy can miss the mark, sometimes substantially. Once you know what the challenge is, there are productive, targeted ways to help.
This session synthesizes methods used by Bridges Academy as well as private writing tutors, and is full of practical tips and techniques. Specifically, we’ll pull apart the difference between physical causes of handwriting trouble versus brain-based causes, and how to address each one. We will also see how stealth dyslexia, vision processing disorders, executive function challenges and ADHD impact writing, and most importantly, how best to support your child depending on what’s going on.
LEARNING OUTCOMES: Participants will be able to: – identify 5 causes of writing challenges – align support strategies to each cause – productively support a student who is having trouble getting started or “doesn’t know what to write”
Austina De Bonte is a consultant at Smart is not Easy, Past President of the Northwest Gifted Child Association, and President of the Washington Coalition for Gifted Education. Austina specializes in helping families get to the root cause(s) of their kids’ twice exceptional challenges. She also works with school district teams to improve equitable identification strategies. Austina has won three Outstanding Advocate awards from the PTA, and was named People to Watch by Variations 2e Magazine. She is a certified SENG Model Parent Group facilitator. She has a Masters degree from MIT, and is a doctoral candidate at Bridges Graduate School.
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You are invited to a Zoom Session for The GHF Gifted Home Education Conference – Come as You Are: Authenticity and Acceptance. (Link leads to the event in the GHF Forum – Member Content)
Sunday June 4, 2023 11:50am PT / 2:50pm ET (US and Canada)
Topic: Day 3 Professional Groups for All Learners
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