Click Learning Studio in Maplewood will host Meeting the Challenge: An Introduction to Giftedness, a free seminar for parents, educators and health professionals on Monday, April 22 at 7 p.m. at 168 Maplewood Avenue.
“My child has just been assessed as gifted – what should I do?”
“My child seems to be very bright. How do we best cater for her?”
These are typical questions asked by parents new to the field of gifted education and enrichment programs
Having details of identification, assessment, provisions and expectations addressed can be very reassuring for parents. Having the opportunity to listen to and share in the experiences of other parents can also be both comforting and encouraging.
Alison Brown has worked and conducted research in this area over the past 20 years. She gives a detailed explanation of giftedness, identification procedures, provisions that can be offered in schools and elsewhere, and practical advice on parenting and catering for the needs of the individual child. Through a formal presentation, and opportunity for open forum, Alison addresses such issues as: typical milestones and developmental expectations; asynchrony in intellectual, physical and emotional development; issues regarding school placement and extra curricula activities; and the social and emotional intensities experienced by highly able children.
Read Alison's blog post on 3 Tips for Parenting a Gifted Child or Highly Able Child here.
Click Learning Studio is a place of learning and instruction for children, teens and adults. Courses and tutoring programs include children's art, skill and academic assessment, college planning, teen coaching, field trips, webinars and family education classes. CLICK is helmed by founder Rochelle Herring-Peniston.
Alison Brown is a registered Australian psychologist, an experienced teacher and a parent. She was a committee member and Vice President of the Victorian Association for Gifted and Talented Children over six years, has presented at a number of state, national and international conferences in the areas of technology, gifted education, and psychology, and has provided extensive consultation and training programs to schools in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, Switzerland and Germany. Having taught for seven years at Methodist Ladies' College, Melbourne and worked as a school psychologist at Mosman Preparatory School and Kincoppal-Rose Bay, Sydney, she has first-hand experience in recognizing and catering for the social, emotional, and academic needs of students. With a post-graduate degree in child and adolescent psychology, Alison established a private practice in Melbourne, in 2004, with a particular interest in the areas of parenting, counseling, and gifted children. Alison is currently based in New Jersey, USA, working as a consultant and advocate through seminars, parent workshops, forums, and individual consultations. She is a trustee on the board of the New Jersey Association for Gifted Children, and currently completing a PhD through La Trobe University.
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