Minnesota Council for the Gifted & Talented

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SPAN April 17, 2014 Chapter meeting


The Prior Lake/Savage chapter of the MN Council for the Gifted and  Talented, known as SPAN within the Prior Lake/Savage school district, will host our last meeting of the school year on Thursday April 17 at 7pm in the WestWood Elementary Media Center (5370 WestWood Dr. SE; Prior Lake, MN  55372)

The meeting will feature Anne Rinkenberger, MS, LMFT, a Twin Cities therapist who focuses her practice on working with gifted children and adolescents, who will speak about Supporting the Special Needs of Gifted Children: Neuroscience Implications for Regulating Emotions and Behavior.  This presentation will describe characteristics of giftedness, including Overexciteabilities (often referred to as sensitivities and intensities) and other special needs of some gifted kids that 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. And, participants will learn about some of the indicators when a gifted child may benefit from additional professional services.

The meeting is open to the public.  Teacher relicensure CEU certificates will be available.

Please email Apryl at [email protected] with questions or to be placed on SPAN’s email list.