On episode 27, we welcome mental health counselor Emily Kircher-Morris to learn about the various characteristics of neurodiversity, the experiences and strengths of individuals labeled as twice-exceptional (2e), and how we can adapt teaching to fit the needs of all children.
Emily taught us about the characteristics of gifted children, treatment for individuals with Autism-Spectrum Disoder, ADHD, and rejection sensitivity/emotional intensity, and how we can begin to deal with bullying in schools.
Neurodiversity is a concept, describing the different ways our brains are wired, or structured, and how they affect our behaviors, traits, and ways of interacting with the world around us.
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Emily Kircher-Morris, LPC has dual Masters degrees in Counseling and Education. She specializes in working with gifted/high-potential and 2e students, including those with ADD/ADHD, Asperger’s/High-Functioning Autism, and anxiety. Emily frequently works with clients on emotional intensity, underachievement, depression, perfectionism, social skills, and bullying. She is the founder/president of the Gifted Support Network, a local nonprofit and host of the Mind Matters Podcast which can be found on mindmatterspodcast.com.
More about the hosts
Leon Garber is a philosophical writer, contemplating and elucidating the deep recesses of man’s soul. He is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor/Psychotherapist — specializing in Existential Psychotherapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Trauma Therapy — and manages a blog exploring issues of death, self-esteem, love, freedom, life-meaning, and mental health/mental illness, from both empirical and personal viewpoints.
Alen D. Ulman is a content creator and life long auto-didact. Alen manages the page Ego Ends Now which is a growing community for expanding consciousness with vital information about science, medicine, self actualization, philosophy, psychology and methods to overcome identification with compulsive thought. The purpose of Ego Ends Now is to make sure to give everyone in it’s community every tool available to add levity in their own lives, making it a very real possibility for them to create a life of their own design, and help impact the world and our global community positively.