Socio-Emotional Characteristics and Needs of Gifted Children
DESCRIPTION: Healthy socio-emotional development is critical to successful
functioning in life yet is often omitted from discussions on cognitive development. Presented in a lively, humorous format, this talk will teach you the subtle (and not so!) nuances gifted children present in their socio-emotional development and you’ll take away skills to enhance your child’s functioning in this key area of development.
WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012; 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Saint Paul Public Schools District Office
Board Room, 360 Colborne St., Saint Paul, MN 55102
REGISTRATION: RSVP online: https://sites.google.com/site/graspmn/events
• Sorry, no child care available
• Open to the public, $5 donation for non-GRASP members; memberships available at
Wendi M. Schirvar, Ph.D., is a licensed school psychologist with a particular emphasis on the needs of gifted students and their families. With a background in child development, attachment theory, parent education and educational psychology, she brings an eclectic blend of theory and practice to her work assisting families with parenting issues, testing, school advocacy, educational planning and family goal setting. She has been researching socio-emotional needs of gifted students for the past 20 years, focusing particularly on the important interplay between socioemotional and academic needs. She is a popular speaker nationally and sits on various local, state and national boards. Wendi serves as the Minnesota Liaison for SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted).