Minnesota Council for the Gifted & Talented

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MCGT Homeschoolers Chapter May meeting


At our May chapter meeting Anne Tyler (Rinkenberger), MS, LMFT, will talk to us about how we can support the needs of our gifted children.

Anne is a Twin Cities therapist who focuses her practice on working with gifted children and adolescents. The title of her presentation is: Supporting the Special Needs of Gifted Children: Neuroscience Implications for Regulating Emotions and Behavior. She will describe the characteristics of giftedness, including Overexciteabilities (often referred to as sensitivities and intensities), as well as other special needs of some gifted children which impact their social, emotional, behavioral and psychological health. The brain science regarding the development of executive functioning skills and the impact on learning for gifted kids and teens will be discussed. Participants will learn strategies to use at home and in the classroom to improve the ability of gifted children to regulate their emotions and behavior. Participants will learn about some of the indicators which are apparent when a gifted child may benefit from additional professional services.

The presentation will begin at 7pm and will last for approximately one hour. There will be time to ask Anne questions, as well as time for general questions regarding homeschooling.

Where: Edina Community Center, 5701 Normandale Road, Edina MN
When: May 19th, 2014 at 7:00pm
Room: 350

Please RSVP to Barbie ([email protected]) by May 17th if you are planning to attend. (A head count ensures adequate seating and handouts.)