02 Sep Understanding and Managing Asynchronous Development
Understanding and Managing Asynchronous Development
Workshop61Paul Beljan, Beljan Psychological Services, United States
Oceania FoyerFri 10:30 - 12:00
Gifted children displaying asynchronous development (AD) are at risk for misdiagnosis. AD is best understood in the context of attention and executive functioning (EF). The presenter will review the neuropsychological basics of AD and EF, how they cause some children to express affective dysregulation and emotional meltdowns. AD may not respond to traditional forms of behavior management and the presenter will teach a highly successful intervention approach that is based in the neuropsychology of AD and executive functioning to manage, not fix, the problem.