Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, May 12, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Gusto Ristorante Italiano, 1834 Glenview Rd., Glenview, IL

    Professionals in Learning Disabilities and Special Education

    invites you to

    Annual Dinner:

    Paradox and Promise:  The Journey of

    2E Learners

    Presented by Michele Kane, Ed.D.

    Tuesday, May 12, 2020

    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Gusto's Ristorante Italiano

    1834 Glenview Road

    Glenview, IL

    Twice-exceptional students have the characteristics of gifted students with high potential, along with the characteristics of students with disabilities who struggle with aspects of learning.  For many, their challenges go unrecognized as the gifts and disabilities mask each other, and they present as typical.  However, frustration is often at the heart of learning as they struggle to meet the expectations of parents, teachers, and, most importantly, of themselves.  This can lead to conflict, misunderstandings, and failure in school, resulting in stress and anxiety as the disparity between expectations and experiences increases. In this interactive conversation, you will discover new strategies and resources.

    Goals:

    • To recognize the cognitive and affective characteristics of 2E learners
    • To identify ways to build on inner qualities and personals strengths in support of educational challenges
    • To develop a deeper awareness of 2E student needs with strategies to differentiate modifications and accommodations
    • To explore current resources to support 2E learners
    • To examine specific mental health concerns such as anxiety and depression that may arise with the disparity between expectations and experiences

     Michele Kane is Professor Emerita in Special Education from Northeastern Illinois University, where she coordinated the Master of Arts in Gifted Education program for over a decade.  She has been an a passionate advocate for gifted learners and gifted education for more than forty years, and  has been a frequent presenter at state, national, and international conferences.  Her leadership positions include former President of the Illinois Association for Gifted Children, former Chair of Global Awareness Network of NAGC, and currently as Chair of the Parent and Community Network of NAGC.  Her most recent book, Planting Seeds of Mindfulness, co-authored by Dorothy Sisk, was released in 2018.  Inspired by her experience raising six gifted (now adult) children, Michele's primary interest remains on enhancing well-being for gifted people across the lifespan.  

    6:00 PM  Appetizers and Punch

    6:30 PM  Dinner

    7:30 - 9:00 PM  Speaker, Questions, and Answers

    A Certificate of Attendance can be provided upon request.

    PLD/SE membership is required for CPDU credits.  Members will receive 1.5 CPDUs for this program.

    DISCLAIMER:   Professionals in Learning Disabilities and Special Education is a not-for-profit organization offering continuing education programs to inform members of current instructional practices, assessment, and policy issues in the field of learning disabilities.  PLD/SE also offers a referral service to the community, providing qualified professionals for diagnostics and remediation.  PLD/SE provides programs as a service to its members.  PLD/SE does not endorse any specific program, speaker, instructional materials, method, treatment, or evaluation center for children with disabilities.


Past events

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 What Happens When the School Bus Stops: Supporting Students with Disabilities into Adulthood
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 Student Centered Services
Saturday, January 11, 2020 Dr. Janet Lerner Seminar: Illinois Premier Viewing of the film, Normal Isn't Real
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 When ADHD Isn't: Other Cognitive and Psychological Factors That Can Masquerade as ADHD
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Learning Disabilities and Student Outcomes: How to Decrease Risk and Enhance Resilience
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 Volunteer at Bernie's
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Oppositional Defiant Disorders presented by John Frampton, Psy.D.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 Social Pragmatic Language Difficulties and Reading Comprehension presented by Mara Lane
Saturday, January 12, 2019 Dr. Janet Lerner Seminar: The Latest Research and Practical Strategies for the Development of Language and Cognitive Skills Required for Learning Mathematics, Presented by Karen Tzanetopoulos
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 The Emotional Child: Anxiety, Depression, and OCD presented by Lynn Denton
Tuesday, October 02, 2018 Conducting Behavioral Observations and Implementing Behavioral Interventions Plans
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Volunteer at Bernie's
Tuesday, May 08, 2018 Why Gossip Matters: Social, Organization, Psychological and Psychotherapeutic Dynamics, by Jay Einhorn, PhD, LCPC
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Using Relationships to Create a Safe Learning Environment in the Classroom, by Jean Rounds, The Erikson Institute
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Executive Functioning in Youth, by John Frampton, Ph.D. and Ashley Mayworm, Ph.D.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Educational State and Federal Funding and Case Law Updates: What you need to know
Monday, June 19, 2017 Volunteer at Bernie's
Tuesday, May 09, 2017 Annual Dinner: Thirty Million Words Initiative
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 Research and Strategies Supporting Children's Positive Peer Relationships
Tuesday, February 07, 2017 The Effects of Language Difficulties on Reading Comprehension and Writing
Saturday, December 03, 2016 Dr. Janet Lerner Fall Seminar: Do It in Chrome: Apps, Extensions and Add-Ons to Support Struggling Learners
Tuesday, November 01, 2016 Executive Functioning: Development, Assessment, and Clinical Implications
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Learning Disabilities Then and Now: Models, Economics, Politics, Practice, Viability
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 Volunteer at Bernie's
Tuesday, May 03, 2016 Annual Dinner: Wolcott School: From Concept to Commencement
Tuesday, March 08, 2016 Pills and Skills in Psychiatry- 2016 Update on Pills
Tuesday, February 09, 2016 Educational GPS Systems: How do new licensure and student assessments affect you?
Saturday, December 05, 2015 Dr. Janet Lerner Fall Seminar: Morphology: Making Sense of Spelling, presented by Gina Cooke
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 Sensory Processing and State Regulation in the Classroom
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 The New WISC-5: Clinical Assessment, Application, and Collaboration with Special Educators
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 Expression, Exploration, Change and Growth through Art, Dance, Drama and Music
Saturday, December 06, 2014 Fall Seminar: Childhood Anxiety in the Classroom: Strategies for Identifying and Managing Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents


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Professionals in Learning Disabilities and Special Education is a not-for-profit organization offering continuing education programs to inform members of current instructional practices, assessment, and policy issues in the field of learning disabilities.  PLD/SE also offers a referral service to the community, providing qualified professionals for diagnostics and remediation.  PLD/SE provides programs as a service to its members.  PLD/SE does not endorse any specific program, speaker, instructional materials, method, treatment, or evaluation center for children with disabilities.  

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