03 Sep Focusing on talents in autistic gifted children
Focusing on talents in autistic gifted children
Workshop207Adi Van den Brande, Het Lampje, Belgium
North AmericaSat 09:00 - 10:30
Many autistic, gifted children drop out of education because their autism is not recognized as such or because their environment does not make appropriate adjustments. They cannot fully use their potential and talents and often experience psychological difficulties.Correct identification of these children is the basis for being able to use their talents. This screening consists of drawing up a strength-weakness profile aimed at their cognitive skills and processing of information.This workshop aims to give teachers, coaches and counselors of gifted children insight into the different way of thinking of autistic gifted children. They are given tools to recognize and signal this different way of thinking and experience why it is of great importance to also use this approach in when faced with difficulties. By analyzing classroom materials developed for gifted students, the participants translate the acquired knowledge into practice.