The Intensity of Giftedness

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The Intensity of Giftedness


Presenter: Lynette Breedlove, Ph.D.
Core Area: Social & Emotional
Grade Level: Elementary, Secondary
Hours: 1

Gifted characters in many popular books and movies are quirky, intelligent, and perfectionistic. Helping gifted students manage their intense feelings in real life, however, can be more difficult. Thankfully, there are strategies that educators and parents can use to help gifted students thrive. Discover how to support and empower gifted students with intense feelings.

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All children have to learn how to understand and control their emotions, but gifted students might have particularly intense feelings. The key to empowering gifted students is to not dismiss their feelings. Educators can learn how to listen and honor the feelings of gifted students. In “The Intensity of Giftedness,” Dr. Lynette Breedlove provides an overview of strategies and theories to help educators meet the unique needs of gifted students. 

In this course you will learn:

  • The Four Keys of Giftedness
  • An overview of the Five Overexcitabilities
  • Strategies for dealing with perfectionism 
Dr. Breedlove is the Director of the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science at Western Kentucky University. Previously, she served as the director of Advanced Academic Studies and Secondary Counseling for Spring Branch ISD, the coordinator of the Gifted and Talented Program in Fort Bend ISD, and a gifted specialist in Lamar CISD, all in the greater Houston area. Dr. Breedlove is currently the president-elect of the Association for the Gifted, a division of the Council for Exceptional Children, and serves as the Education Committee Chair and Special Schools and Programs Network chair-elect of the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC). She is also a past president of the Texas Association for the Gifted & Talented (TAGT).

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