Parent Night Fall 2014

Great Books for Gifted Kids: Supporting Gifted Children’s Social-Emotional Needs

An Evening for Parents, with Lynette Breedlove, Ph.D.

Co-Sponsored by LexKAGE

Monday, September 15, 2014, 7:00-8:30 pm (EDT)

Lexington, KY, Hyatt Regency Hotel

About the program: Giftedness is more than being really good at something.  It’s a complete package that affects how gifted people navigate and perceive the world.  Understanding the intensities and social/emotional characteristics of giftedness is essential to parenting and teaching gifted children.  We’ll pair a range of books, from picture books to novels, with the characteristics of gifted children.  Reading a great book can provide a point of reference for children to learn about their own characteristics, as well as help parents gain a new perspective on the quirkier side of giftedness.  You’ll walk away with a list of great books for gifted kids, a resource list, and ideas for coping with gifted children’s intensities.

7896467About the speaker: Lynette Breedlove, Ph.D. was recently named the new Director of the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky.  She previously served as the Director of Advanced Academic Studies and Secondary Counseling in Spring Branch ISD, in Houston, Texas, where she oversaw the K-12 gifted and talented program.  She is a Past President of the Texas Association for Gifted & Talented, the Education Chair for National Association for Gifted Children, and the Treasurer for CEC – TAG.  Lynette completed her doctorate in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Intelligence, Creativity and Giftedness at Texas A&M University.  Her teaching experience ranges from crime prevention programming in East Texas as a juvenile probation officer, to special education teacher and GT facilitator. Her latest focus is the school for highly gifted students which recently opened in Spring Branch ISD.

Click HERE to download a pdf flier about An Evening for Parents.


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last updated 06/26/2014