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Characteristics and Experiences of the Gifted

QAGTC North Branch are very pleased to welcome Michele Juratowitch as a guest speaker to share information about her recent research findings.

Gifted Children who are not Achieving at School: 12 Evidence-Free Explanations which Parents Should No Longer Swallow

After a general introduction to gifted leaners with disability (sometimes called ‘twice-exceptional’ children - the two exceptionalities being the giftedness on the one hand and the ‘something else’ on the other), this practical presentation will focus on the myriad of obstacles, distractors and excuses which sometimes get in the way of identifying twice-exceptional children early enough to properly address, remediate or treat the second exceptionality, thereby reversing the underachievement. 

Strengths and Vulnerabilities: Exploring Characteristics, Complexities, Emotional and Social Needs of the Gifted

This month QAGTC North Branch welcomes Michele Juratowitch from Clearing Skies to explore the characteristics, complexities, emotional and social needs of the gifted.

Guest Speaker Gerry Dangerfield (Psychologist) and Term 2 Guided Study Group: Identification of Giftedness

Join QAGTC North Branch for our Term 2 Guided Study group on Identification of Giftedness. We are delighted to welcome psychologist Gerry Dangerfield to help us explore this complex topic!

Navigating the Sensory System for Gifted Children: Guest Speaker Occupational Therapist Kate Hoad

Have you ever wondered how your child's learning may be impacted by their sensory system? This month, QAGTC North Branch welcomes Kate Hoad, Occupational Therapist! Come along to get some great information, as well as a chance to ask your questions

Talking Past Each Other: Combating the Myths and Misconceptions about what a Gifted Child Needs from School

Adrienne Alexander from Extension Education will join us as a guest speaker at our March meeting. Adrienne will discuss what a gifted child needs from an education and look at how myths about the nature of gifted children can interfere with schools meeting those needs.

Brisbane West Support Group: Guest Speaker "Creativity & the Gifted Child" (March 2013)

Dr Carly Lassig is looking forward to visiting our Support Group meeting for an informal chat and opportunity for you to ask questions about creativity and the gifted child.

Brisbane West Support Group: Guest Speaker "Creativity & the Gifted Child" (March 2013)

Dr Carly Lassig is looking forward to visiting our Support Group meeting for an informal chat and opportunity for you to ask questions about creativity and the gifted child.

Brisbane West Support Group: Guest Speakers (June 2012)

Topic:     IB Program:  Another Option

Guest Speakers

 Ms Kath Kayrooz is the Principal of the Queensland Academy of Science, Maths & Technology (QASMT).  Kath has first hand understanding of students’ experience of the IB Program in Queensland.

 Ms Kathy Mackey is the Manager of the Queensland Academies.  Through her co-ordination of the Young Scholars program, Kathy also has extensive knowledge of gifted children’s varied educational journeys through middle school.

Overview:

The format of this ‘small group’ will be a presentation about the IB Program.  After the presentation there will be opportunities for questions from the floor.

The purpose of this session is to provide information for those who have children heading towards the high school stage of education or those interested in learning about educational options for the future of their younger children.

This session offers parents information about another educational option which has the added benefit of international study opportunities.

Bookings are essential (please self-register).

Parent Support Group Meeting

Guest speaker, Mary McGrath (Educational Psychologist specialising in giftedness)

Session two – What do the tests really mean?

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