Share your PG + ASD stories
BACKGROUND

Lin Lim, Ph.D., had a colorful educational journey, with primary and secondary schooling in Singapore followed by a Bachelors in Economics with a Minor in Environmental Studies at Boston College. She then completed a doctoral program in Psychology at Boston University, with an interest in attitudes and beliefs. She completed a graduate academic certificate in Twice Exceptional Education through Bridges Graduate School of Cognitive Diversity in Education and a graduate academic certificate in Mind, Brain and Teaching through Johns Hopkins Graduate School of Education. She is currently attached with Bridges Graduate School of Cognitive Diversity in Education as an Associate Dean for Media and Public Relations.

She has been very involved in her local non-profit and education-related groups in Texas. Currently, Lin is a founding member of a Texas parents grassroots non-profit, Gifted Education Family Network (GEFN -giftededucationfamilynetwork.org), which shares information, resources and focuses on equity in education to gifted families, including 2e, PG, and special populations. She also serves on the Certificate Program Advisory Committee at Bridges Graduate School of Cognitive Diversity in Education. Lin has two children, one gifted and radically accelerated, and the other, who is twice exceptional. Lin advocates for a neuroscience-informed, strength-based educational, and parenting approach.

PURPOSE
I am interested in educational equity in public school for 2e students in general and am really Interested to collect qualitative narratives from PG+ASD families. The percentage of students that should qualify for both gifted and SpED services in public education and are actually serviced are way below incident levels.

I would love to collect and analyze qualitative unstructured educational stories of PG + ASD families that are currently/previously in public schools. If your child/children have ever been in public school, even briefly, I will be interested to hear your story from multi-family members’ perspective.

This will be for an original content article, future publication submission/s in scholarly journals, or other forms of online or print production.

see below for a post-interview confidentiality form
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vXkneX42I9gzd7tf7ZTwwdfkRacU-shP-5Fb5fjPJl4/edit?usp=sharing

QUALIFICATION

PUBLIC schooling: must have at least tried public schooling before other forms of schooling.

PG definition: one of more subscale in IQ assessment that needed extended norms, hit ceiling or over 145, or FUll scale/GAI or other composite scores over 145.

ASD- Formal diagnosis OR If there is no formal diagnosis yet but strongly suspected – will be interested to hear your current journey also. Just note no formal diagnosis during the interview.

SUBJECT

Parents/primary caretaker/s of PG+ASD children, Sibling/s of target subject and PG+ASD children (minimum 13 years old). If your child would like to share their perspective and experience but are close to 13 years old, please reach out.


Thank you,
Lin Lim, Ph.D.
lin.lim-goh@bridges.edu
Zenliving.com
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Confidentiality Assurance - I understand that the interviewer, Lin Lim Ph.D., will not identify me/my family by real name/s and change details that might make me/my family identifiable to others. in any reports using information obtained from my interview/s and that my confidentiality as a participant in this study will remain secure. I will be provided a Post-interview confidentiality form for handling your data. *
Contact Name *
Cell Phone Number - to coordinate an interview - preferred but optional
Number of PG&ASD child/children in your immediate family *
Current Age/s of your PG & ASD Child/children *
Age when PG was confirmed *
Age when ASD was confirmed *
Current Educational Status - public, private, homeschool *
When did your child leave public school? If your child has gone in and out of public school, please indicate. This is so I can prioritize how to chunk interviews together. *
I give my consent to be contacted for a possible interview. I understand that I have the opportunity to withdraw consent at anytime. *
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Comments optional - e.g which country (outside of USA), always homeschooled BY choice, extended family members that are also PG+ASD, any other outliers you think might be of interest...
Where are you? (USA-CA, Australia etc) *
Optional How did you find out about this study? (e.g Facebook, local GT group, TENT, GEFN, TPPG, PGR, DYS, friend etc)
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