Minnesota Council for the Gifted & Talented

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Family Day Speaker – Susan Daniels

Living with Intensity? Learn more about gifted children and intensity at #NAGC18 Family Day on Saturday, Nov. 17! Dr. Susan Daniels will present “Living with Intensity” based on the book she has co-authored. Parents, teachers, and counselors, often describe sensitivity and intensity as hallmark traits of gifted children. Kazimerz Dabrowski identified five forms of mental functioning (psychomotor, sensual, intellectual, imaginative, and emotional), called overexcitabilities (OEs), that contribute to the developmental potential of the gifted. This presentation provides an introduction to the OEs that gifted children experience and strategies to assist caregivers in approaching the dynamics or overexcitabilities from a positive and proactive perspective.

Dr. Daniels is an internationally recognized expert in the field of gifted education, visual learning and creativity, with numerous publications and annual presentations at educational and psychological conferences. She specializes in the social and emotional development of gifted children and adolescents, intensity and sensitivity of gifted individuals across the lifespan, and the development of creative potential.

View the #NAGC18 Family Day schedule and register now for a full day of family learning on Nov. 17 in Minneapolis: https://bit.ly/2x9zSsY