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Gifted & Talented: special workshop for parents

Event Information

From: 13th May 2016

To: 13th May 2016

Gifted and Talented : A special workshop for parents 

The Westwood Academy, Mitchell Avenue, Coventry, CV4 8DY

Friday 13th May 2016

"We are not alone in the challenges we face"

                                             "Reassuring that others have the same issues"

"Opened up a whole new world of ideas and possibilities"

                    "Eyes opened on the issues the teachers face"

"... meeting other parents/professionals who knew what we're experiencing"

"Sometimes we feel alone and "different" amongst our parent peers"

 "... being "normal" again - whatever that is - rather than the 'marginalised' parent with the "challenging child"

These are just some of the feedback comments received after earlier Mensa-Westwood Academy seminars for parents of gifted children.

Mensa’s gifted child consultant Lyn Kendall will be hosting a third workshop at the academy in Coventry on Friday May 13, to help parents who want advice and reassurance as well as the chance to meet others in the same situation.

Bringing up a bright spark can be a challenging, exhausting and exciting business – but how do you know if you’re doing what’s best for your gifted child?

Lyn - who has experienced gifted education from the perspective of child, parent and teacher - will talk about identifying gifted children, education and parental support, and some of the facts and fiction surrounding giftedness.

Lyn is a qualified psychologist and experienced special needs teacher with particular expertise in supporting the needs of gifted pupils. She is regularly called upon by the media to comment on gifted education issues and has been a consultant for all three series of the Channel 4 programme Child Genius.

The workshop will take place at the Westwood Academy in Coventry, Mensa’s hub school for gifted education, on Friday, May 13.

The day costs £25 per person and includes lunch, refreshments and three sessions. It is open to anyone involved with the care of a child with high learning potential.

10:00 Arrival & Registration
10:15 Introduction and welcome
10:30 Session 1 – Why it is important to identify children of exceptional ability
11:30 Coffee
11:45 Session 2 – Fact, Fiction and Issues Surrounding ‘Giftedness’
13:15 Lunch
14:00 Education, Parenting and Support
15:30 Close

To guarantee your place, book online (members)

or click here (non-members)

Organiser Information

Diane Salter