International Symposium in New Zealand: Off the Charts! Asychrony and the Gifted Child

13 Apr 2015 - 8:00am to 14 Apr 2015 - 5:00pm

In 1991, a group of leading figures in the gifted field came together in Columbus, Ohio, and from that meeting, a new way of defining giftedness was born:

“Giftedness is asynchronous development in which advanced cognitive abilities and heightened intensity combine to create inner experiences and awareness that are qualitatively different from the norm. This asynchrony increases with higher intellectual capacity. The uniqueness of the gifted renders them particularly vulnerable and requires modifications in parenting, teaching, and counseling in order for them to develop optimally.”
 
  • What impact has this definition had on our field internationally?
  • Why is it so significant for gifted children worldwide?
  • How can this definition help us in our day-to-day lives with these children, and in our ongoing struggle for better provision for their needs in our schools?
 
Join members of the Columbus Group (Anne Beneventi, Patty Gatto-Walden, Ellen Fiedler, Barb Hutton, Michele Kane, Christine Neville,  Linda Silverman and Stephanie Tolan) for this groundbreaking event sponsored by REACH Education Consultants.