GIFTED KIDS, ADHD, AND AUTISM: WHY TWICE-EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN ARE STUCK AND HOW TO HELP THEM
Hosted by Diane Kennedy and Rebecca Banks, authors of Bright Not Broken and The ADHD-Autism Connection with Dr Temple Grandin.
Join us as we talk with Michelle Garcia Winner, speech language pathologist, author, international speaker and pioneer of the concept social thinking. Michelle specializes in bright kids who think and learn differently. Her keen insights and practical strategies have been extremely helpful to parents and educators alike. We will discuss social thinking, giftedness, 2e, Asperger’s and
Michelle Garcia Winner, MA, CCC-SLP, specializes in the treatment of individuals with social-cognitive deficits: those with diagnoses such as high-functioning autism, Asperger Syndrome and nonverbal learning disorder. She began teaching Social Thinking® in 1995 to brighter students when she went to work for a high school district as the district’s speech language pathologist. Social Thinking was born out of necessity as a way to reach those “bright but socially clueless students” that needed more information than just what social skill to use. They needed to know why they should bother to use that skill. She runs a clinic, has authored numerous books including her latest critically acclaimed book, Social Thinking at Work and speaks internationally. She coined the term Social Thinking and pioneered the related treatment approach. She was awarded a Congressional Certificate of Special Recognition in 20