Featured Reading on Executive Function
Thank you to the many people who attended our recent chapter meeting with Mary Wandrei, PhD. Several of you attended a St. Croix Valley Gifted event for the first time! Find links below to recommended reading Dr. Wandrei mentioned, along with videos that go into more depth on understanding gifted youth. Remember to explore Gifted 101 as a next step.
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Executive Function | Reading & Video Resources
Mary Sheedy Kurcinka‘s website, parentchildhelp.com, lists all of her published titles, though Dr. Wandrei mentioned two books in particular to help parents and educators support GT learners who struggle with executive function:
- Sleepless in America
- Raising Your Spirited Child
Dr. James T. Webb, founder of SENG and President of Great Potential Press, has been recognized as being among the top 25 most influential psychologists in gifted education. Two of his books also surfaced as resources during our chapter meeting:
- A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children
- Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children and Adults
Further reading and resources related to Dr. Webb’s work:
- SENG’s Misdiagnosis Initiative
- The Misdiagnosis Initiative: An Interview with Dr. James Webb via TAGT’s Global #gtchat blog, 9 Apr 2013
- VIDEO: Accurate Assessment? ADHD, Asperger’s Disorder, and Other Common Diagnoses and Misdiagnoses of Gifted Children, Dr. James T. Webb presenting at UW-Madison’s School of Medicine and Public Health