Social Emotional Dimensions of the Gifted and the Impact of Asynchrony


Presenter: Lori Comallie-Caplan
Core Area: Social and Emotional
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

Social and emotional needs of gifted children is a hot topic right now, and for good reason. Our gifted students are more than just little (or big!) brains. They require nurturing and development of both their hearts and their minds. So what do we do when that social/emotional development doesn’t keep pace with the cognitive development?

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In “Social Emotional Dimensions of the Gifted and the Impact of Asynchrony,” Lori Comallie-Caplan debunks many of the prevailing myths regarding the social and emotional needs of the gifted and asynchronous development. She also provides practical strategies that will help parents, teachers, coordinators, and administrators nurture the needs of gifted children, particularly in cases when emotional development doesn’t keep up with cognitive development.

This 1-hour course covers:
  • The definition of asynchronous development
  • The impact of asynchronicity on the social and emotional needs of the gifted
  • The potential strengths and converse challenges of asynchronicity
This course is aligned with 2016 ODE Teacher Competencies d, e, and NAGC Teacher Preparation Standards 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, and 5.5. 

Ms. Comallie-Caplan is a New Mexico Licensed Master Social Worker and a Licensed Educational Diagnostician with a Masters Degree in Psychological Counseling. Additionally, she holds Advanced Certification for Mediation from the University of New Mexico School of Law. Ms. Comallie-Caplan has 30 plus years of experience in the field of counseling, coaching, evaluation, mediation and educational consultation. She is best known for her work with gifted individuals and frequently provides professional development for school districts and mental health professionals in the social emotional needs of the gifted.

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