Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Navigating the Quest for Help: Understanding Your Gifted Child's Puzzling Behavior

Dear Parents, Teachers, and Providers,

We are pleased to inform you of several activities for parents of gifted children. First, I will be conducting the following national webinar:

Nagivating the Quest for Help:
Understanding Your Gifted Child's Puzzling Behavior
April 15, 2010
Place: webinar (at home!!)
Sponsored by SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of Gifted Children)
For more information visit: http://www.sengifted.org/.

Upon completion of this webinar, Sara Fleehart, MS, LMFTA and I will be hosting the following seminar:

6-week seminar for parents of gifted children (SENG inspired)
Beginning April 22nd
Thursday mornings from 9:30am until 12:00pm.
Place: Lifespan classroom in Rolling Bay on Bainbridge Island, WA
For more information visit: http://www.lifespanps.com/

Finally, please note that SENG’s annual conference is coming to Seattle during the Summer of 2011. If you wish to become involved in conference planning, please let me know.

In my work on Bainbridge Island, in the greater Puget Sound area, and nationally, I have seen many parents struggle to meet the needs of their gifted child. For example, some gifted children present behavioral challenges in their early elementary years. Others become disillusioned with school as they mature. Many have social challenges that are misdiagnosed as something else. Professionals often dismiss giftedness due to skepticism regarding the term and/or lack of exposure to the field. Whatever term is used (e.g., gifted, highly capable, advanced), children with exceptionally bright minds often need more individualized care than their same-age peers. The webinar, seminar, and conference activities are all designed to help parents ensure their gifted child takes a productive and satisfying path to success. We would love for you to take advantage of these opportunities by attending or spreading the word to someone else. Thank you!

For more information about Lifespan, please visit: http://www.lifespanps.com/. For more information about SENG, please visit: http://www.sengifted.org/. For questions, please contact me at scurtis@lifespanps.com.

Sincerely,

Steve Curtis, PhD, NCSP
Licensed Child Clinical Psychologist
Nationally Certified School Psychologist