ACT Gifted and Talented Local Support Group
Australian Gifted Support Centre proudly present:
Dr Linda Silverman
Do gifted children have special needs?
Gifted children develop more asynchronously than others, and often feel unable to relate to age-mates. All who interact with them must understand their characteristics and over excitabilities. Those who reach for the stars have parents and teachers who believe in them, accept their intense personalities and support their passions.
Gifted children need to be allowed to progress at their own pace through a rigorous curriculum. Their social and emotional development depends on their developing close friends with true peers who are like themselves. Most of all, they need teachers who care about them and are willing to adapt the curriculum to their learning needs.
In order to be the perfect parent, you need unlimited funds, unlimited patience, an encyclopedic mind, and someone to sleep for you. We briefly discuss issues such as coping with the characteristics of giftedness; siblings and birth order; understanding introversion; gender issues; and keys to successful parenting. You will also receive a set of handouts including "guidelines for parents of the gifted" which contain suggestions for harmonious family life.
Registration from 6.30pm. Tea and coffee included. Dr. Silverman will have copies of 'Upside Down Brilliance' and 'Giftedness 101' for sale. Purchase your copy and have it signed from 6:30pm to 6:45pm.
Special thanks for the support of University of Canberra Senior Secondary College Lake Ginninderra
Linda Kreger Silverman, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist. She founded the Institute for the Study of Advanced Development, and its subsidiaries, Gifted Development Centre (GDC) and Visual-Spatial Resource in Denver, Colorado. In the last 33 years, she has studied 6,000 children who have been assessed at GDC, the largest data bank on this population. This research enabled the creation of extended norms on the WISC-IV and WPPSI-IV. Her Ph.D. is in educational psychology and special education from the University of Southern California. For nine years, she served on the faculty of the University of Denver in counseling psychology and gifted education. She has been studying the psychology and education of the gifted since 1961 and has written over 300 articles, chapters and books, including Counseling the Gifted and Talented, Upside-Down Brilliance: The Visual-Spatial Learner and Advanced Development: A Collection of Works on Gifted Adults. Her latest book, Giftedness 101, was released in 2012 (New York: Springer).
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AUSTRALIAN GIFTED SUPPORT CENTRE
Australian Gifted Support Centre offers a wide range of services to gifted children, their parents or caregivers and their teachers.