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Play & neuropsychology

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Preparing for Post-Pandemic Recovery

As part of our series on the coronavirus pandemic, on episode 58 we’re delving into the trauma aspect. We’ll use Christine Fonseca and her new book, Healing the heart: Helping Your Child Thrive After Trauma, as a template for this compelling conversation.

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The Fast Track to College

Advanced Placement is a good way for many kids to get a head start on college. On episode 42, Andrew Scanlan and Chester E Finn, Jr. of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, answer questions about the history of AP, where it’s going, and where kids may encounter difficulties.

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School Counseling: Gifted Kids Need It Too

School counselors wear a variety of hats, but “giftedness expert” often isn't one of them.

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Accurate Assessment for Twice-Exceptional Kids

We’ve had mixed results in our efforts to identify 2e kids. It’s a complicated process, and many of the assessment tools used to identify ASD and other disorders need to be utilized differently when working with gifted individuals.

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Allowing for Uncertainty

In this bonus episode, Emily Kircher-Morris talks about uncertainty and doubt. How can we help our kids be less afraid of uncertainty, and more comfortable with doubt?

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How to Get Gifted Kids Talking

Dr. Jean Peterson joins us to talk about ways to bring gifted kids into the conversation, including tips on conducting gifted discussion circles and group counseling.

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Looking Back: A Decade Ends and 2e Wins!

As we move into the 2020s, we look back at some of the conversations we had in the two years of our podcast’s history. We’re revisiting some of our best conversations about twice-exceptionality, on this special 49th episode of Mind Matters.

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Bright and Early: A Story of Radical Acceleration

On episode 50 we talk with Haley Taylor Schlitz, a 17-year-old first-year law student who began college at age 13. We discuss her education experience, some of the benefits and barriers of homeschooling, and we imagine what the perfect public school system would be like.

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The Crossroads of Academics and Art

Why is there a bright line between academia and the arts? Between cognition and creativity? And, why do educators and others think of creativity only in terms of art or music, when it also applies to problem solving and cognition

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Processing Speed: Why Some Kids Are Faster than Others

Emily Kircher-Morris and Dr. Ellen Braaten discuss processing speed and why it’s important. They discuss the impact it has on intelligence testing scores, and ways to help kids increase their processing speed.

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