New York

Event Location

April 6, 2024 at 8:30am
Stuyvesant High School
345 Chambers St., New York, NY 10282


3/4 - 4/3
  Members  $160
  Students  $100
  Non-Members  $185
  Group Rate
For Institutions, Schools, AET Study Groups, or ET Companies

$115/person for 5+ people

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All times listed are Eastern Time

8:30am - 9:00am Doors Open with Light Breakfast
9:00am - 9:15am Welcome / Housekeeping Announcements / Introduction 
9:15am - 10:45am Presentation: Part I
10:45am - 11:00am Break
11:00am - 12:30pm Presentation: Part II
12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch Break
1:15pm - 3:30pm Presentation: Part III

Presentation Information:

The Neurodivergent Playbook: Identifying, Teaching and Serving Gifted/2e Learners


Speaker: Dr. Matt Zakreski, PsyD

Many professionals encounter neurodivergent students (kids with different brains, including giftedness, ADHD, dyslexia, Autism, and others) in their practices and are unaware of the best strategies to meet the specific needs of this population. In this workshop, Dr. Matt Zakreski, an international expert serving the psychological and educational needs of the neurodivergent population, will explore the neuropsychology of these populations and then attach that information to educational and Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) techniques. Participants will have the opportunity to workshop these techniques and tools for use with their clients and students.

Learning Outcomes:

As a result of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Define the key terms (giftedness, 2e, neurotypical and neurodivergent brains) and clarify misconceptions
  2. Identify the best practices and common challenges in educating gifted and 2e learners
  3. Explain how to integrate Social and Emotional Learning practices into educating Gifted/2e Learners
Speaker Bio:

Matthew “Dr. Matt” Zakreski, PsyD is a high energy, creative clinical psychologist who utilizes an eclectic approach to meet the specific needs of his neurodivergent clients. He is proud to serve the Gifted community as a consultant, a professor, an author, and a researcher. He has spoken over 300 times all over the world about supporting neurodivergent kids. Dr. Zakreski is a member of Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG), the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC), the New Jersey Association for Gifted Children (NJAGC), and Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education (PAGE). Dr. Zakreski graduated from Widener University’s Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology (IGCP) in 2016. He is the co-founder of The Neurodiversity Collective:

DISCLOSURE: Financial – Receives honoraria from AET for teaching and speaking. Non-financial – No relevant relationships to disclose.


CE Credits

This program is offered for:
AET: 5 CE Hours
ASHA: 0.5 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level)
NASP: 5 CPD Hours
CA BBS (through NASP): 5 CE Hours (includes LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, LEP in California)
TEA: 5 CPE Hours
ALTA: 5 CE Hours

Cancellation Policy

All cancellation requests must be received in writing. Cancellations received more than 14 business days prior to the event will be subject to a $25 processing fee. No refunds will be given once inside the 14 business day window.


 Event location provided by the Stuyvesant High School.