November 07, 2008
but they should have the equal right to develop their talent and
their ability and their motivation,
to make something of themselves.
- John F. Kennedy
Please take a moment to screen quickly the meetings you are interested in attending and RSVP at your earliest convenience. Also please note that there has been a change of date with guest speaker event that was originally scheduled for Dec 4th. Mme Rincon will speak on December 11th instead.
As usual, RSVPs are mandatory; email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for any feedback, ideas and suggestions you can provide. More to come on other activities and news, in the next few days.
DO GIFTED CHILDREN NEED SPECIAL HELP (40 mins)
Friday Morning November 14th, 09h30-12h00.
We will watch these two DVDs by James T. Webb, www.giftedbooks.com/authors.asp?id=60
Come join us for a cup of coffee and croissants.
RSVP by Nov 10th. Subject: DVD presentation
LEARNING DIFFERENCES IN GIFTED CHILDREN
Discussion to be led by parents who will to share their experience to better educate the rest of us.
Please email me if you would like to contribute to the discussion and please pass the word to other parents as this is an increasingly important topic that touches more children we realize. We don't have all the answers, but networking and sharing is a good place to start. Children seeking help often receive incomplete or inaccurate information or are misdiagnosed even by well meaning professionals and family members. This is a way to share information, shed some common myths and build a base for much needed support with other parents and like-minded organizations.
Must RSVP by November 25, space is limited. Meeting will be advertised outside of this group, but priority is given to GiF members. Subject: Learning Differences
Learning differences may include difficulties with reading, listening, thinking, talking, writing, spelling, arithmetic, organization or ability to focus. Without identification and proper instruction, these difficulties can eventually impede a child's self-esteem, their ability to learn, and their potential.
Come and hear parents share their own stories with Learning Differences. Topics will include: Convergence Insufficiency; Dyslexia, ADHD, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Autism, Sensory Processing Disorders and more. If you would like to share a particular experience, please email me.
HELPING YOUR CHILD REACH HIS POTENTIAL
INTO ADOLESCENCE AND BEYOND
New Date: Thursday December 11, 2008 19h30-22h00
(PLEASE NOTE ** CHANGE OF DATE ** FOR THIS EVENT, it was originally scheduled for Dec 4th)
Guest Speaker: Mme. Pilar Rincon
Psychologist, specializing in Cognitive Development,
Gifted Education, University of Connecticut
What are the factors that help or hinder a child from realizing his/her potential, and
what parents can do to help? This is a follow-up to the IQ Testing presentation, but it's OK if you missed that meeting.
Must RSVP by December 3rd, Subject: GiF: Helping Your Child