Parent meeting

Discussion Meeting- Supporting Mental and Physical Health for Gifted Children

Recent research from the US has highlighted a link between high IQ and an increased prevalence of mental and physiological health issues. In this meeting, we will be discussing this research, and what we can do to support the mental and physical health of gifted children.

Gifted Children Who Underachieve in School - Parent/Teacher Support Group Meeting

Parents and educators are concerned about gifted children who underachieve in school. In fact educators and policy makers devote a lot of time and effort to supporting all students towards high achievement. What does it really mean to achieve in school? Likewise, what is it to underachieve? And what impact does possible underachievement have on a child? Parents can become frustrated when they feel that their child is not optimally achieving. This informal session will focus on some of the indicators of achievement in school, alongside strategies that parents can utilise to support optimal educational outcomes.

IQ testing:What’s it really about and is it really necessary?

This session will consider IQ testing, and objective and subjective measures of identification to demonstrate how complex and varied high potential learners are.

 

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