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Baum, Susan

Susan Baum College of New Rochelle, USA

Susan Baum is a professor at the College of New Rochelle where she teaches graduate courses in elementary education and the education of gifted and talented students. She received a B.S. degree in elementary and special education from Syracuse University and an M.A. degree in learning dis-abilities from Montclair State College. She earned a doctorate at the University of Connecticut in the education of gifted and talented. Dr. Baum has had over 30 years’ experience in the public schools as a classroom teacher, special education teacher, teacher of the gifted, learning disabilities specialist, and an educational consultant. Dr. Baum’s professional activities include consulting both nationally and internationally, writing, and researching in many areas of education, including differentiated curriculum and instruction, emotional needs of children, gifted education, gifted learning disabled students, primary-aged gifted youngsters, gifted underachieving students, and economically disadvantaged students. Her publications in these areas include the following books: Creativity 1,2,3; Chi Square, Pie Charts and Me; and To Be Gifted and Learning Disabled: From Identification to Practical Intervention Strategies. She is coeditor and author of sev-eral chapters in a book titled Nurturing the Gifts and Talents of Primary Grade Students and is coauthor of the recent Multiple Intelligences in the Elementary Classroom: Pathways to Thoughtful Practice, in collaboration with Howard Gardner. Her most recent books are titled Toolkit for Teens: A Guide for Helping Adolescents Manage Stress and To be Gifted & Learning Disabled: Strategies for Meeting the Needs of Gifted Students–LD, ADHD, and More (revised edition). Dr. Baum served on the Board of Directors of the National Association for Gifted Students and is past secretary for the organization. In addition, she is past president and founder of the Association for the Education of Gifted Underachieving Students (AEGUS).