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Intelligence at Risk:
Transforming the Educational Paradigm

Held April 4-6, 2008 at the Los Angeles/Universal Hilton
555 Universal Hollywood Drive - Los Angeles, CA 91608

Friday April 4  
1:00 - 6:00 pm Registration
5:00 - 6:30 pm "A" Sessions
Using a Problem-Solving Model for Twice-Exceptional Students
Twice Exceptional and Underachieving: Emotional Issues
Instructional Resources and Assistive Technology to Enhance Student Learning
The Adventures of Everyway Geniuses
How Can Ben Carson, Esmerelda Santiago and Maya Lin Support Your Students?
 The Life and Mind of the Musically Talented Child
7:00 pm

Dinner & General Session
Keynote Address - Samantha Abeel adn Elizabeth Abeel
From Failure to Success: The Heartfelt Journy of a Twice-Exceptional Child - Mother adn Daughter Perspectives

Sat., April 5  
8:00 am Breakfast
8:30-9:30 am General Session
Keynote Address -- Susan Baum PhD, Terry Neu PhD, Patricia Schuler PhD, Kristin Berman PhD, Thomas Hébert PhD

Understanding Underachievement: The Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Students
9:45 - 11 am

"B" Sessions
Project HIGH HOPES:  Talent Development for Twice Exceptional Students
Giftedness masked: Psychological issues and challenges of adopted students
Life Between Two Worlds: The Social and Emotional Experience of the Twice Exceptional Child
Finding the Keys: Meeting the Challenges of Advocating for and Supporting the Twice Exceptional Child.
Practical Guidance for Developing Differentiated Curriculum Reversing Underachievement through Kinesthetic Learning
The Neuroscience of Dyslexia

11:15 - 12:30 pm

“C” Sessions
From Profile to Program: Who are 2E Students and What Do They Need?
Perfectionism: Blessing or Burden for Underachieving and Twice Exceptional Kids?
Zome Away:  A Powerful Design Tool and Educational Toy for Kids and Hobbyists. 
Parenting for Talent Development
Helping Gifted Boys Succeed in School

12:30 - 2:45 pm

Lunch & General Session
Address – Jonathan Mooney

Learning Outside The Lines: Understanding Gifted Students Who Think Differently

3:00 - 4:30 pm

“D” Sessions
Identifying Twice Exceptional Students and Providing Strategies That Move Them Closer to College Through A Strength Based Approach!
Guiding Underachievers to Self-Understanding Through Good Books and Great Films
Renzulli Learning System: Enrichment on Call
Tools for Collaborative Planning
Origami: Magical Pathway for Young Engineers and Mathematicians
The Art of Shadow Theatre:  Stimulating Academics Through the Creative Art

Sun., April 6  
7:00 - 8:00 am Registration
8:00 - 9:15 am "E" Sessions
School Success for Kids with Asperger's Syndrome
Recognizing and Developing Bully Proof Students
Parenting Shifting the Focus: Using a Strength-Based Lens
Visual Analysis In the 2E Humanities Class
Creative Mime & Movement: The Intersection Between Dance And Drama
9:30 - 10:45 am

"F" Sessions
Talent Centered Model for 2 E learners
Phototherapy: Attending to the Emotional Lives of Underachieving Students
Smart Board Demonstration
Parent Advocacy
Math activities for Learning Disabled or Reluctant Students
Dramatic Play and its Impact on the 2E Child
Gifted Students with ADHD: Strategies that Work
Social Skills Training For Students on the Autism Spectrum

11:00 am

Brunch and General Session
Keynote Address – Temple Grandin
(Unfortunately, Ms. Grandin couldn't speak as she was ill that day.)
Is Genius on the Spectrum?  The Specialized Minds of Gifted Students with Autism