Redmond WA, February 25, 2018

Raising a Gifted Child in The Seattle Area

A conference hosted by BK Academy, a school for gifted children


Giftedness is a neurological condition for life. Parents, educators, and medical providers can help children to excel by educating themselves about the uniqueness of gifted children. In this event, you'll hear lectures from some of the best providers in Seattle area. It is a good opportunity to ask specific questions about your children, and meet more families with gifted children. The event will emphasize the special needs of twice exceptional children and gifted children with learning differences or disabilities including ADHD, sensory processing disorder, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, dyslexia, and autism spectrum.


Meera shin, Ph.D.

Owner of BK Academy school

Philip Dunbar-Mayer, Psy.D.,

Owner of The Center for Child Development

Jessica McMurdie ,OTR/L

Owner of Stepping Stones Therapy Network

Providing Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy for Children on the Eastside

Jessica Lasser, M.A., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist at Evergreen Speech and Hearing Clinic

Agenda- Raising a Gifted Child Understanding Your Child's Learning Differences to Unlock Potential

1:30- 1:45 Meet and greet

Meet others families with gifted children, chat with the professionals, and explore a wide book collection collected by King County Library.

1:45-2:00 Introduction

2:00-2:25 Meera shin, Ph.D

Overview of Bk Academy: What does BK academy teach? What is beyond academics and peer play skills?

2:25- 3:00 Philip Dunbar-Mayer, Psy.D.,

Evaluating Gifted Children through Neuropsychological Evaluation & Accommodating Their Unique Needs

3:00-3:10 Break

3:10- 3:35 Jessica McMurdie, OTR/L

Top 7 Things to Know about Sensory Processing Disorder and Gifted Children

3:35- 4:00 Jessica Lasser, CCC-SLP

Exploring the Speech and Language Needs of Twice Exceptional Children. Signs of speech and language deficits commonly found in gifted children with learning disabilities as well as tips for assessment, treatment and accommodations for these children.

4:00- 4:30 Q&A

(Space is limited)


Redmond Regional Library

15990 NE 85th St, Redmond, WA 98052


Organized by Lior Bakshitz