Below are the slides I used in my presentation. The first set of slides are my introduction to the Gifted Program and the information on emotional intensity.
If you click on the gear icon at the bottom of the slides you can view the speaker's notes. They appear for the section on emotional intensity and are excerpted from the online article 'Emotional Intensity in Gifted Children' by Leslie Kay Sword.
These second set of slides are the ones on perfectionism that I showed; they were created by Lisa Van Gemert.
I used the following 2 links extensively in preparing my presentation:
- Emotional Intensity in Gifted Children by Leslie Kay Sword (http://www.sengifted.org/archives/articles/emotional-intensity-in-gifted-children)
- Forget Your Perfect Offering: Perfectionism and the Gifted Learner by Lisa Van Gemert (http://www.giftedguru.com/forget-your-perfect-offering-perfectionism-and-the-gifted-learner/)
For more resources, the SENG website (Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted) has a treasure trove of resources on giftedness. It's definitely worth a look.
Classes start up right after Thanksgiving (Oct 14th) and I will be in touch before then with reminders. In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns please get in touch with me at (250)770-7694 ext 6283 or e-mail me at cthompson at summer dot com. I look forward to working with your children; it's going to be a great year!