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1 SENG and Affective Support for Gifted Children Teri Emery Gifted Resource Coordinator Eisenhower Elementary Norman Public School

2 SENG Conference Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted Founded in 1981 as a non-profit organization that advocates for the social emotional needs of gifted children and their families

3 SENG Session- Living with Intensity Presented by Susan Daniels, PhD., co-editor with Dr. Michael Piechowski of Living with Intensity Intensity- great energy, strength, concentration, vehemence of activity, thought or feeling- intensity can be internal Excitability- capacity or inclination to be roused to action

4 Living with Intensity Dabrowski’s Theory of Positive Disintegration Overexcitabilities- external and internal stimuli ▫1. Psychomotor ▫2. Sensual ▫3. Intellectual ▫4. Imaginational ▫5. Emotional

5 Living with Intensity Psychomotor and Intellectual OEs have a high correlation with a high IQ. Positives and challenges for each of the OEs. ▫Assist gifted students modulate their OEs instead of suppressing them ▫Help gifted students with strategies for coping with their OEs

6 SENG Session- Disorganized Families Presented by Kathleen Crombie, M.Ed. Causes of conflict in families over stuff ▫1. Shared vs. Private space ▫2. Collections ▫3. Projects ▫4. Time Management ▫5. Homework/Chores

7 Chronic Disorganization Steps for organizing: 1. Limits5. 5 minutes rule 2. Choose6. Attention 3. Good enough7. Goals and Rewards 4. Focus8. Schedule

8 SENG Session- Stress, Anxiety, and the Gifted Child Presented by Vidisha Patel, EdD. Institute of Heart Math Effective stress management equals emotional management. ▫1. Recognize the signs of stress ▫2. Eliminate superficial obstacles ▫3. Focus on the emotional response

9 Heart Math Curriculum Test Edge ▫12 week curriculum to address test anxiety Heart Smarts ▫Social and emotional intelligence curriculum for grades 3-5

10 Classroom Activities for Affective Support What is Gifted? Learning to Be a Durable Person Gifted Kids’ Survival Guide Gifted is…Gifted Means… When Gifted Kids Don’t Have All the Answers

11 Student Responses “Gifted means you need a challenge in life.” “Gifted means you are very clever and smart. Your brain works faster.” “Gifted means talented and advanced in what you do. It’s a special talent not just a random thing. Gifted has many different meanings.”

12 Affective Support Eight Great Gripes of Gifted Kids When Gifted Kids Don’t Have All the Answers What do you want your teacher and parents to know about being gifted?

13 Student Responses “Gifted is complex.” “We are not perfect.” “We need help too.” “We need attention too.” “We learn a lot more than you think in GT.” “We are kids.”

14 Affective Support Stress and Anxiety Stress Can Really Get On Your Nerves Kids Health websiteKids Health BAM! Body and Mind websiteBAM! Body and Mind

15 SENG Conference and SENG Parent Group Facilitator Training July in Orlando, Florida ▫Free SENG e-newsletter ▫Free articles library ▫Webinars and recorded webinars for purchase


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