GET Event: Dr. Linda Silverman - "Giftedness 101"

23 Apr 2014 - 6:30pm
Battle Mountain High School Lecture Hall 
151 Miller Ranch Rd, Edwards, CO 81632
 
$5 suggested donation ($10 per family)
 
 
What is giftedness? Is it the potential for success or is it the experience of being an "outsider"? Dr. Linda Silverman, of the Gifted Development Center, will address the unique psychological needs of gifted children, which are often manifested as "feeling different." 
 
Giftedness is a psychological reality; it involves developmental differences in abstract reasoning, emotional sensitivity and intensity; it is the experience of being an outsider; it can be observed in very young children; it can be documented on measures of general intelligence; it is lifelong; it creates qualitatively different life experiences; it leads to a set of issues unique to this group, making them vulnerable; it indicates significantly different needs from the norm; and it requires early identification, intervention and accommodations to assure healthy development.