Monday, January 22, 2018, 7 p.m. ET

Course Description:

If you have an asynchronous gifted or twice-exceptional child (or if you were one yourself!) you’ve probably been referred to an occupational therapist or have explored occupational therapy as a support. But WHAT IS OT? And what role does an OT play in your gifted child’s life? In this session, we will discuss: -What are Overexcitabiliities and how do they relate to OT? -When do OE’s cross into Sensory Processing Disorder territory? -How can OT support your child’s development? What does an OT work on and what is their general approach? Does it matter if my OT “gets” giftedness? -What can you do to support your child’s sensory needs at home? Join us for a much-needed discussion to help demystify OT, OEs, and SPD!

Presenter Bio: Adriane Ransom

Adriane Ransom is a pediatric occupational therapist and owner of Bloom Pediatrics, a private OT, speech, and physical therapy practice in West Los Angeles ( Adriane received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh (1997) and her graduate degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California (2000). Over the past 17 years, Adriane has worked with children who are gifted or twice exceptional, and for the past 4 years she has facilitated SENG-Model Parent Groups. Together, she and Kasi co-founded the Westside of Los Angeles Gifted Group, an in-person and online community of friendship and support for families with gifted children. Adriane is also the mother of four children, ages 13, 11, 8, and 2 years old, 3 of whom have been identified as highly to profoundly gifted.

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